Sponsorship was withdrawn from the developers of Bitcoin Core. They claim to be the heirs and maintainers of Satoshi’s original Bitcoin. They handle the first and one of the most basic client programs for the Bitcoin network. According to rumors, Bitmain tends to cultivate a closer relationship with Roger Ver’s Bitcoin Cash project. Then this has not arisen in connection with the current event.
As a few have raised in the community, it’s weird that there’s been sponsorship at all so far, as Bitmain is a profit-oriented manufacturer company that is not interested in the topic of open-source client programs.