Buterin has the floor for questions after a talk given by Craig Wright titled “A Visual Depiction of Bitcoin Scaling and Enterprise Growth.” Buterin appears to take issue with a claim made by Wright during the speech.
Noting that he was in a “confrontational mood,” Buterin said that Wright had made a “blatantly false” claim regarding the difficulty of a certain cryptographic task and making the Lightning Network work. But what really bothered Buterin was Wright’s claim regarding “selfish miner” theory. Wright had apparently said that “in the context of selfish mining, gamma can be less than zero.”
Buterin took the floor, stating:
It’s an absolutely nonsensical claim. It makes no sense because gamma is the percentage of the network which is colluding with the miners, which, by definition, is between 0 and 1. So given that he makes so many nonsensical mistakes, why is he – why is this fraud allowed to speak at this conference?