A recent re-advertising of the BitTorrent File System (BTFS) was not appropriately handled by Juan Benet, the creator of the Interplanetary File System(IFPS). Bennet pointed out that there were a few similarities between the new BTFS logo and that of IFPS.
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
The BitTorrent team tweeted that IFPS should be thankful to BitTorrent as they paved the way for the distributed file sharing industry.
@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
Ethereum founder, Vitalik Buterin, further got in the middle of this dispute by mentioning the zombification of BitTorrent under the leadership of Justin Sun.
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
— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) April 16, 2020
Justin Sun’s reach further grows:
Justin Sun’s initial dispute between TRON further triggered after sections of the TRON whitepaper were indicated to have lifted wholesale from those of Ethereum and even IPFS’s BitSwap.
Tron recently launched Djed, a DeFi product, which also strongly resembled MakerDAO, a lending platform. This is very intriguing as these problems are recurring continuously.
After acquiring SteemIt, Tron creator has faced many accusations, which include charges of bribery and large scale censorship.
In 2019, Simon Morris, the former executive of BitTorrent, made a colossal exit by accusing Sun and firing parting shots. He even started comparing Sun’s approach to that of Donald trump’s.