- Yearn Finance founder Andre Cronje faces backlash for a blog post on the woes of a developer in the DeFi space.
- Uniswap growth lead, Ashleigh Schap calls out his hypocrisy and bashes Cronje’s negative comments.
- Hayden Adams, Uniswap inventor reminds users that Uniswap has never been down since its initial release in 2018.
Yearn Finance founder Andre Cronje published a blog post on 12th January grumbling about the DeFi workspace. This invoked the wrath of Uniswap’s growth lead, Ashleigh Schap who called out his hypocrisy on Twitter.
Cronje says that coding for DeFi is hard. He states that any work developers put in will simply be used by other brands through a fork. Thereby, using someone else’s work to make a profit.
Ashleigh Schap counters by bringing up Yearn Finance’s latest merger with SushiSwap. The latter forked its code from Uniswap and siphoned over $1 billion in liquidity from them.
5/ One of your complaints is that anyone can steal your work in defi. And yet YFI chooses to partner with Sushi. When a legit dapp validates a stolen dapp buy partnering, it just encourages that kind of behavior. Maybe keep that in mind for your next project.
— Ashleigh Schap 🦄🌽 (@ashleighschap) January 12, 2021
Furthermore, Yearn Finance has merged with a total of six other notable DeFi protocols last year. These include Akropolis, Bounce Finance, Cover Protocol, Cream Finance, Deriswap, and Pickle Finance.
Schap goes on to drag Cronje by saying that working in the De-Fi community has been nothing but rewarding for Uniswap so far. She says if coders work smart then they won’t have a hard time like Cronje.
Uniswap Protocol inventor, Hayden Adams reminds users via Twitter that Uniswap has never once been down since its initial launch in 2018.