• Bitcoin Core Developer Luke Dashjr has disavowed any project associated with his name.
• Dashjr was offered a 90% donation of the auction proceeds but refused it.
• Dashjr wants to limit the damage caused by this confusing behavior.
Bitcoin Core Developer Disavows Projects
Prolific Bitcoin Core developer Luke Dashjr has publicly declared his disavowment of any Ordinal project associated with his name. In a post on the decentralized social media platform Nostr, Dashjr clarified his involvement in the projects, saying that “I have not consented to the use of my code or my name for this purpose.”
Bribe Offered To Silence Developer
Dashjr also noted that the sellers of the NFTs have reached out to him in what he interprets as a bribe, writing that “The public should also be aware that the seller and/or auction site offered me a donation of 90% of the auction proceeds ‘should I choose to accept’ it. I feel this is a clear attempt to: (1) bribe me into silence; and/or (2) obtain my consent after the fact. I will not accept such payment at the expense of the public who are being misled.”
Developer Expresses Frustration
The Core developer has previously expressed his dislike and frustration with the Ordinals project, calling it spam and an attack on Bitcoin. Dashjr expressed his strong desire for the proceeds of the purchase to be refunded to the buyer. He concluded with a message addressing both his situation and what he feels may impact other figures in the Bitcoin space, saying “I felt obligated to speak out, not just for myself, but for other Bitcoin devs who are being placed in similar situations.”
Rights & Ownership Of What Is Uploaded To Blockchain Questioned
Dashjr’s post may be a sign of necessary conversation in regards to rights and ownership of what is being uploaded to the Bitcoin blockchain via Ordinals protocol. The developers hope is that people will become aware where he stands on this issue and take it upon themselves protect their own projects from malicious actors attempting similar schemes.