The recent rebranding of the BitTorrent File System (BTFS) has been criticized by Juan Benet, creator of the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) network protocol.
Benet pointed out the similarities between the new code, documentation, BTFS logo and IPFS:
The BitTorrent account reacted to Benet’s tweet:
Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin joined the discussion, condemning the “zombification” of BitTorrent led by Justin Sun:
Justin Sun acquired BitTorrent in 2018. In 2019, one of the former BitTorrent executives Simon Morris compared Sun ‘s approach to managing the company with that of Donald Trump, noting that Tron is a “marketing machine that runs on a very thin technology layer.”
In February, Justin Sun acquired the Steemit platform. This step led to a conflict in the Steem community. Tron and Steemit unilaterally held a hard fork with the participation of cryptocurrency exchanges such as Binance, Huobi and Poloniex in order to maintain control over the Steem blockchain. Binance later apologized to the community for this vote, and the Steem community did a hard fork on Hive.
Author: Marko Vidrih
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