28 Feb '17, 1pm

R3 Makes a Habit of Sending Cease-and-Desist Letters to Bitcoiners

R3 Makes a Habit of Sending Cease-and-Desist Letters to Bitcoiners

R3 is making a habit of sending cease-and-desist letters to bitcoin journalists and developers. R3 first gained notoriety for bringing together 70 of the world’s largest financial institutions under the banner of ‘blockchain’, but has since moved away from the buzzword, towards so called ‘distributed ledger’ technology. The blockchain consortium, whose primary goal is to cut costs for the back office processes at major banks, seems to have no problem lobbying legal threats at members of the Bitcoin Community who do not follow the consortium’s line. Related : R3CEV Unveils ‘Corda’, But is not Building a Blockchain Peter Todd, a longtime Bitcoin Core developer, received legal threats lobbied by R3. “R3’s allergic to criticism,” tweeted Bitcoin developer Peter Todd, who has worked with R3CEV. “Sent me a cease and desist for suggesting that there might be prior art on their pa...

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