Distributed crypto protocols are a threat to the current powers. Such technology makes it hard for them to maintain control. One of the favorite tools of the enemy is to inject division. The best way to defeat an enemy is to cause the enemy to defeat itself. In the words of a man of truth "a house divided against itself cannot stand". Division stall progress and weakens the strength of what is being divided. "Divide and conquer". This is what I see taking place. The project is very much a threat to the current powers and on the radar. For our own sake we all must work together and not be divided through ignorance, selfish agendas, and politics.
We all are under attack. And most do not even realize it.
The fact we are under attack is a good sign, it means we and the project are a threat. But we must recgonize the ways of warfare for awareness allows the ability to not fall victim to such tactics.