Vitalik Buterin Stands Up For Virgil Griffith

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Vitalik Buterin, ethereum’s co-founder, said he refuses “to take the convenient path of throwing Virgil under the bus, because I firmly believe that that would be wrong.” Buterin said “Geopolitical open-mindedness is a virtue . It’s admirable to go to a group of people that one has been trained since childhood to believe is a Maximum Evil Enemy, and hear out what they have to say… And in fact, this virtue of his has paid off in multiple other contexts; improved relations with Ethereum Classic, Hyperledger, and others… I don’t think what Virgil did gave DRPK any kind of real help in doing anything bad. He delivered a presentation based on publicly available info about open-source software. There was no weird hackery ‘advanced tutoring’… Virgil made no personal gain from the trip. So I hope USA shows strength rather than weakness and focuses on genuine and harmful corruption that it…

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