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Cryptocurrency community condemns Vitalik Buterin’s support for Virgil Griffith

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Days after Ethereum Foundation developer and a close friend of Vitalik Buterin, Virgil Griffith, was arrested by US authorities after teaching North Korea on how to use Bitcoins to evade sanctions, Vitalik Buterin has broken the silence on the matter.

In a series of tweets, Vitalik Buterin expressed support for Virgil Griffith and condemns the US government for arresting Virgil. According to Vitalik, Virgil didn’t do anything wrong and only gave the information that is available in the public domain.

Vitalik’s views are different from Ethreum Foundation’s views who are trying to distance themselves from Virgil. In a statement by Ethereum Foundation, the organization said,

“The Foundation is aware of the recent charges filed against Virgil Griffith. We can confirm that the Foundation was not represented in any capacity at the events outlined in the Justice Department’s filing and that the Foundation neither approved nor supported any such travel, which was a personal matter. We are continuing to monitor the situation as it develops.”

Community Against Vitalik’s Views

The general cryptocurrency community also reacted strongly against Vitalik’s views. According to people, Virgil acted on his own accord despite being warned by the US Feds and doesn’t deserve any support.

Some people have criticized the Ethereum Foundation and Vitalik Buterin for not denouncing the trip. According to Vitalik, the Foundation did advise Virgil against it but he personally didn’t know it would become a serious issue.

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Ishan is a cryptocurrency trader and a journalist. He is the founder of popular blockchain media - Blockmanity. He trades cryptocurrencies and holds some but he prefers holding Bitcoin.

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