Yeah one of my takeaways in having written about this is a lot of folks put a lot more weight on “invention” or “first” than I do. Everything is always the result of communities collaborating over time, not some lone creation myth. Appreciate the dialogue about all of it.
fair enough :-) I mean, you did in fact do the thing, and colored coins didn't really go anywhere
(though the idea later became Mastercoin aka Omni Layer, the ERC20-like idea for Bitcoin that Tether initially ran on)
You can feel free to read it as “when we created one early implementation of an idea lots of folks were thinking about, which had many antecedents and subsequent innovations”. It’s just a tweet, I didn’t think about it that much.