Following the sudden exit of SushiSwap’s nameless founder, many customers have begun to take a position on the id of this controversial determine.
Whereas some targeted on the present maintainer of the venture Sam Bankman-Fried, the CEO of FTX, others noticed Band Protocol’s chief know-how officer, Sorawit Suriyakarn, because the individual behind this venture.
The proof cited primarily concerned the Sushiswap.org area, which is provably proven to be hosted on the identical IP tackle as Band Protocol’s web site.
In an electronic mail dialog with Cointelegraph, CEO of Band Soravis Srinawakoon stated that this proof is deceptive, and refuted all allegations that the venture is behind SushiSwap.
He did concede that Suriyakarn was approached by Chef Nomi for a code overview. Suriyakarn did present such a overview “to ensure no person funds will likely be misplaced,” since BAND was one of many tokens that may very well be used to farm SUSHI. “We naturally wished to assist such an concept as a result of it may instantly profit BAND holders and Sushiswap was not the one venture now we have accomplished such a factor,” Srinawakoon added.
He went on to elucidate that the IP addresses are certainly the identical, as a result of each web sites are hosted on Render — a internet hosting service that “has been gaining in recognition.” It’s true that many different fully unrelated web sites are additionally positioned on the identical tackle, which appears to bolster the concept that is only a coincidence.
Different supposed “proof” included similarities within the frontend code, pointing to comparable names for some type recordsdata that share a standard scheme of “main-chunk.css.”
Srinawakoon stated that that is merely the results of each utilizing the React framework, a very talked-about frontend growth software. He acknowledged that comparable naming schemes may very well be present in any React app.
Lastly, some identified that the SSL certificates for each web sites was issued by the identical authority, Let’s Encrypt. That is as soon as once more widespread, with Cointelegraph itself utilizing the identical supplier. Srinawakoon concluded:
“I hope this dispels some misconceptions from some people who attempt to affiliate Band with Sushiswap. As acknowledged in our official response, whereas we could have helped them at first, we’re not the creator of Sushiswap nor have a stake in them.”
The id of the SushiSwap founder stays unknown, and allegations raised up to now seem to fall wanting convincing. Within the meantime the venture seems to be step by step transitioning to a brand new, community-led possession mannequin.