Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin urges the court to deny a research company nChain, for which there is called himself Satoshi Nakamoto scientist Craig Wright (Craig Wright), a patent on the technique of deterministic key generation.
At a time when nChain calls the decision, which brought the company a second patent from the European patent office, the invention in the field of digital security, Buterin does not see in it any innovation. In his opinion, we are talking about the old deterministic wallets on the basis of the public key, “which we had in 2013.”
This looks like they’re trying to patent plain old public master key-based deterministic wallets, like what we had in 2013. Can’t someone attack it in court with the obvious mountains of prior art?
— Vitalik “Not giving away ETH” Buterin (@VitalikButerin) June 26, 2018
Recall that Buterin and had previously cricital Wright and asked him to cease to be the inventor of bitcoin. And in February of this year in U.S. District court for the southern district of Florida against Wright was already filed a lawsuit worth more than $5 billion plaintiff Ira Kleiman (Kleiman Ira) stated that the defendant had forged the contracts and signature of the scientist and writer Dave Kleiman (David Kleiman) and after his death his illegally obtained assets.