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‘Nakamoto’ Website Splits Opinions of the Community

‘Nakamoto’ Website Splits Opinions of the Community
  • As we have rung in the new year, we have seen a big new topic of discussion enter crypto Twitter.
  • That topic is the controversy of a new website called ‘Nakamoto’ which was recently launched.

As we have rung in the new year, we have seen a big new topic of discussion enter crypto Twitter. That topic is the controversy of a new website called ‘Nakamoto’ which was recently launched in a bid to create “a venue for quality technical, philosophical, and cultural writing,” writing that would cater to the “general interest of the crypto-community” overall.

The website goes onto state:

“Over time we want to build Nakamoto into a real community, add crypto-native features, and start facilitating in-person meetups to discuss these topics. But our first goal is to surface important developments for a technically literate audience, and to serve as a clearinghouse for the builders and engineers in the space.”

There are several popular crypto faces which stretched across multiple different backgrounds which have joined forces as contributors to the website. 

To name a few, this includes Balaji Srinivasan the former Chief Techincal Officer of Coinbase, Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin, the well-known Winklevoss twins, CoinShares CSO Meltem Demirors and the Coinbase head, Brian Armstrong.

On top of this, the website cites that all contributors are “pro-Bitcoin” in the long-term. Despite this, it was enough to spark debate within the community.

According to John Carvalho of Bitrefill, the Nakamoto pages have “miscellaneous traps for non-Bitcoin opportunities” included in them. Furthermore, he added that the website had “distracting paradigms that allow for greater tolerance of competing ideas to Bitcoin.” 

Carvalho wrote in a Medium post called ‘The Gates of Bitcoin‘, to which he said:

“Yesterday, the Lords of Silicon Valley and associated barkers at the gate unveiled a media monstrosity called ‘Nakamoto.com’ declaring themselves a curator of information gathered from ‘pro-bitcoin’ sources… Make no mistake. These people have insulted the name of Bitcoin’s inventor, and are exploiting Bitcoin strictly to divert funds away from Bitcoin.”

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. For more news on this and other crypto updates, keep it with CryptoDaily!

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