Vitalik Buterin & Joseph Poon unite against so-called Satoshi Nakamoto

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At the Deconomy event in Seoul Vitalik Buterin continues his long feud with Craig Wright, openly calling him a fraud.

Joseph Poon, the creator of the Lightning Network, also revealed his discontent about Craig Wright’s recent statements.

Vitalik Buterin was live tweeting during the section “Bitcoin, Controversy over Principle,” where Craig Wright was giving a speech supporting Bitcoin Cash. He tweeted: “Why’s this fraud even allowed to speak at this conference ?”. Joseph Poon replied: “I wrote the lightning network paper and I straight up don’t understand a word of your presentation”.

Craig Wright, an Australian computer scientist and entrepreneur came into the limelight with his claim of being Satoshi Nakamoto in a blog post published in May 2016. However, the cryptocommunity did not take the claims seriously as the technicality of the proofs was not convincing enough.