Founder of Ethererum Vitalik Buterin pulled no punches at the 2018 Deconomy conference when calling out Craig wright during the Q&A. Craig Wright for those that don’t know gained notoriety in 2016 by claiming to be the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto. Although these claims were later found to be false.
“Given he makes so many non-sequiturs and mistakes, why is this fraud allowed to speak at this conference?”
This was followed by some mild cheering by the crowd additionally, Joseph poon the co-creator of the Lightning Network also stood up and added that he did not understand Wright’s presentation. Vitalik also proceeded to tweet a long string of tweets related to the great scaling debate and concluded it with this.
62. So I *do* think both sides need to improve their discourse.
But Craig Wright *is* crazy.
— Vitalik "Not giving away ETH" Buterin (@VitalikButerin) April 3, 2018
In response Wright took to twitter
Smackdown by Vitalek….
Oh… where are my degrees….. it burns, it burns…https://t.co/hqK9svIZE3
Sorry Bevis… Oh I mean Vitalek pic.twitter.com/efFeat4kp4
— Dr Craig S Wright (@ProfFaustus) April 3, 2018
This is not the first time Vitalik has been critical of Craig wright and it makes for an entertaining mic drop moment.