One of the core developers of Bitcoin is disavowing an auction for an Ordinal that incorporated some of the code he contributed to the digital asset protocol.
“I was not involved with the creation and sale of this or any other NFTs. I have not consented to the use of my code or my name for this purpose,” Luke Dashjr, one of the Bitcoin core developers, tweeted. "Due to the misrepresentation involved and actual buyer confusion, I strongly insist upon 100% of the auction proceeds to be refunded to the buyer."
The auction was hosted on Scarce.City, a new marketplace for Ordinal NFTs. Without identifying the auction winner, Dashjr said that the highest bidder won the NFT for 0.41 BTC or $9600.
“Ordinals aren't _just_ a spam attack; they are also an attack on Bitcoin's fungibility, and if accepted would break at least Lightning and CoinJoin,” he also tweeted in mid-February.
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