Verge (XVG) can’t keep out of the headlines. They either engineer some hype with positiv-ish news or the incompetence of the team behind the coin gets exposed and they end up in the headlines for the wrong reason.
After 2 mining exploits that happened on their blockchain in the span of 2 months, another scandal-worthy news surfaced yesterday: the main (and only) developer of XVG coin appears to have copy/pasted code from SHIELDcoin Github and then tried to spin the story and make it look it was vice-versa robbery.
Full article, covering and proving the whole story can be found here. Just a quick note, it’s not hard to see who copied who, git commits have a date associated to them.
No doubt, every programmer takes and reuses code form someone else. The fact that he took someone’s code is not too troublesome as it is open-source and if it is not protected by copyright, legally and morally it is acceptable. However, lying that the code was stolen from him, that is just ill-mannered and intellectually corrupt.
It is also worth noting that the XVG developer copied the initial fix as well – from Peercoin in 2015.
Compare the commits from my tweet…..identical…. Committed a month ago by Shield, commited 3 days ago by Justin. The drift code from 2 months ago you are referring to was copied/stolen from Peercoin (who made that commit in 2015): https://t.co/mdGa6wfupC pic.twitter.com/451ZbkFviD
— Ze Mike V ⚡ (@TradingWhaIe) May 27, 2018
And there is another similar case from January when they copied some code from OpalCoin for their WraithProtocol and forgot to change some references to the coin name. Here is a proof for that. They touted it as a new feature and then just copied code from another coin.
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