Bitcoin core developer distances himself from NFTs using his code without permission
Bitcoin (BTC) core developer Luke Dashjr has distanced himself from an NFT that auctioned his code for 0.41 BTC — worth roughly $10,000.
Dashjr said he was not involved in the creation or sales of the NFT, adding that he did not consent to use his code or name for the purpose. He said:
“Third parties are marketing my name and my code for their own monetary gain.”
Dashjr continued that the NFT creators had offered him 90% of the proceeds, which he describes as an apparent attempt to “bribe” him into silence or obtain his consent.
However, the developer rejected the offer, asking the creators to refund the NFT buyer 100% of the fund.
He concluded that:
“I felt obligated to speak out, not just for myself, but for other Bitcoin devs who have been placed in similar situations. The amount of money we have been offered as “donations” for acquiescing to what is taking place is considerable. I do not condone it.”
Meanwhile, Scare City — the marketplace that auctioned the NFT — offered to refund the buyer or donate funds to OpenSats.