BitTorrent File System (BTFS) code copied from IPFS?
Juan Benet, founder of IPFS has accused BitTorrent team of rebranding IPFS logo and forking their code to create BTFS (BitTorrent File System).
Aaaaaahahaha it’s not enough to fork all our code, rebrand it and lie its theirs; copy paste random chunks of our papers, and defraud their investors with a nonsensical mishmash. Tron also can’t even think of an original logo https://t.co/h6EGPNwXzQ
— Juan Benet (@juanbenet) April 16, 2020
He added, “I wonder what original BT people remain there — I can’t fathom any of the original p2p builders would put up with this crap. If you are sticking there trying to save what’s left of the BT legacy— maybe consider joining legitimate p2p projects, like us, WebTorrentApp, DAT, SSB, ETH and so many more.”
However, BitTorrent team was quick to strike back.
@juanbenet It’s not cool to accuse #BitTorrent, whose been around for decades perfecting our technology. #IPFS should be grateful BitTorrent lead the way as a leader in this industry to pave way for others to follow. We should be united!
— BitTorrent Inc. (@BitTorrent) April 16, 2020
Vitalik Buterin, founder of Ethereum replied back, “This tweet is honestly painful to read. It’s like looking at a zombie: the account *looks like* something you’ve grown up with and known and loved for 15 years, but underneath it’s just, well, now it’s just another appendage of the Sun dictatorship.”
It is really sad since BitTorrent used to be great tech. Infact, our generation grew up admiring it and the team that put it together. Indeed, it is a shame to see this great name put through this kind of embarrassment.