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DADI Caught Plagiarizing SONM’s White Paper Drama

SONM – A universal fog supercomputer powered by the Ethereum blockchain.  SONM’s secure and cost-effective fog supercomputer is designed for general-purpose computing, from mobile app hosting to video rendering to DNA analysis. Miners all over the world can leverage their idle computer power to become part of the SONM network.

DADI – A new era of cloud computing services, powered by blockchain technology.  DADI is a global, decentralized cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow.

DADI is a new cloud service platform company that is getting ready to launch their Presale/Public ICO on January 22nd and 29th respectively.  In light of this exciting event the DADI team made available a referral program that would give a cut for people who referred others to the ICO.  Many influential players in the crypto social media scene shilled their ref links giving the typical vague statements of how much potential DADI had.  This brought a lot of attention towards DADI.

Popular crypto influencer @CryptoCobain was one of the first to call out DADI for plagiarizing SONM’s whitepaper, some areas a complete copy and paste.

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It appears DADI did not just coincidentally describe their very similar product in the same fashion as SONM. One of the DADI founders replied on reddit that they absolutely respect SONM and loved their whitepaper and “leant on it” to help write the DADI whitepaper.

Another DADI founding partner Chris Mair (who also worked on XRB) had also replied to Cobain on twitter (now deleted) saying, “it was one little mistake, we fucked up and copied one section but nothing else about the products are similar, our hands our up, we apologize”.  Any mention of the controversy has been deleted off his twitter.

Furthering scanning DADI’s white paper, it appears it was not just one section but multiple sections.  They even include programs that were originally created by members of the SONM team as part of their project, yet still claim their idea and product is completely different.

This morning DADI released a blog via Medium formally addressing the controversy and explained how they admire and were inspired by SONM’s whitepaper in many ways, what DADI is offering is completely different.

“This is how we’re different from SONM and the rest of the market:

  • DADI is over four years old, with technology in market
  • We have a mature technology team –18 senior staff with experience across infrastructure, broadcast, finance, retail and publishing among others. For details see our team page
  • There are over 200 brands live on our web services
  • Our testnet for the blockchain network is in production today
  • We’re a profitable business with c2.m spent on R&D to date
  • We’ve made over 8,500 commits to our core repos in Git
  • Our web services span multiple core delivery areas including content deliveryAPIsHTTP deliveryPublishing tools, big data, data visualisation, CRM and AI
  • Our network has backbone that is being built with leading data center providers and has network scrubbing built in
  • We have three node types: Stargates, Gateways and Hosts
  • Our unique node setup allows us to work as a “drop in” on home networks — no router configuration required
  • We eschew IP pooling for Remote Procedure calls (RPC) using GRPC to distribute http request from a single Gateway to multiple Hosts within the network
  • We use Apache Zookeeper at Stargate level to manage the creation and distribution of ad-hoc VPCs to meet customer demand
  • We deploy apps on Hosts with Docker, running behind encryption on a VM
  • We don’t multi-tenancy: every Host in the network is dedicated to a single customer
  • Our Host node performs very well on low powered machines

+Our roadmap is packed full and delivering to schedule.”

The DADI team are no strangers to crypto and the tech scene and have many years of experience at reputable companies including RaiBlocks, Symphony CMS, Barclays Bank, and more.  All though DADI still has supporters rallying around the project claiming this is the usual paid FUD, there was proof that parts of the whitepaper were pretty much copy and pasted.  Taking ideas and innovations from others in the industry is not anything new, but to be so careless and not really put thought into a multi-million dollar project is frightening.  They could have credited SONM for the parts that were copied, or even just summarized it with enough changes to not be copied and fit their own vision. They either just didn’t care enough, tried to bullshit through a fake product, or some how thought in this day and age of hungry investors looking for the next big thing, nobody would notice.

SONM Whitepaper

DADI’s (revised after the controversy) Whitepaper


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