Yoichi Hirai, the Ethereum developer, has resigned from his role of an EIP code editors, stating concerns that a contentious proposal named as EIP 867 may be in breach of penal law. This proposal states a process to better boost the return of lost funds on the Ethereum platform.
Speaking on GitHub, Hirai expressed that some EIP editors look indifferent about legal outcomes of this draft, however he has warned them, and he has no capacities to act anything more than caution them. He resigns from his role of an EIP editor. Hirai added that the EIP may be in breach of a Japanese guideline termed the “Unauthorized Creation of Electromagnetic Records,” mentioning that he has a doubt that, if this proposal is executed, the process might result in a crime.
The regulation in question deals with instances of computer-based fraud, in specific the unauthorized creation of data with the objective to bring about inopportune administration of the matters of another individual.
As stated in the article posted by CoinDesk, more recently, Hirai obstructed the offer due to its failure to stick with the Ethereum philosophy. It is a requirement grounded on the code acceptance procedure, as detailed in EIP-1. Hirai has since withdrawn those statements, stating that he was able to ignore his interpretation of the Ethereum philosophy however he cannot disregard the penal code.
As earlier detailed by CoinDesk, the proposal is directed by developer Dan Philfer. His proposal has led in controversy among developers. The proposal is said to have supported initiatives to enhance the platform’s procedure for accepting code changes. Before Hirai resigned, he was one of few Ethereum developers with the privileges to approve software changes onto the Ethereum platform. As per data on GitHub, the developer was prolific in this role, with contributions of more than 5,200 in the last year.