Satoshi Nakamoto’s real identity remains a mystery to the now one-decade old blockchain and digital currency community. However, the discussion around this topic is not short of names that pop up claiming to be the real developers of Bitcoin.
A couple of days back BitcoinExchangeGuide has bought you a story of self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator, Craig Wright to begin to issue a legal warning against individuals who have harassed him via comments or tweets.
These legal issuances began with the CraigWrightIsAFraud hashtag originator, and a Twitter user called “Hodlonaut”, and went on to ETH’s Vitalik Buterin, and Peter McCormack. McCormack, the host of “What Bitcoin did” also got his own legal notice issued by Wright’s lawyers for calling Wright a fraud.
The letter stated:
“We strongly suggest that you take legal advice upon the contents of this letter, which is written in compliance with the Pre Action Protocol for Defamation applicable to claims in the High Court of England and Wales…delete all tweets and other online or other publications in which you alleged that our client [Craig Wright] had fraudulently claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto. In the event that you do not comply with the above requirements, our client will bring proceedings against you in this jurisdiction for libel.”
McCormack responded to the legal notice publicly with a barrage of tweets, refusing the requests, and continuing to troll Calvin Ayre and even Wright.
CZ, the CEO of Binance also tweeted in condemnation of Wright’s action, saying that Wright isn’t Satoshi, and a continued insinuation may result in delisting. He even gave s simple solution to prove Satoshi’s identity:
“The real Satoshi can digitally sign any message to prove it. This is as simple as breathing for him/her. And we have the pub key. Until then, everyone is Satoshi, except Craig Wright!”
Craig Wright receives a lot of criticisms for his ludacris claims. Anthony Pompliano tweeted that
“Every exchange should delist BSV simultaneously on May 1st in a sign of solidarity behind the only Bitcoin that ever mattered. This community is the responsibility of the people. Sometimes we must do the hard thing, not because…”
Eric Lombrozo, Ciphrex current CTO and Co-CEO also referred to Craig as a fraud and a narcissistic liar as well. Lombrozo expressed his dismay at Craig’s ability to manipulate a significant number of people within the crypto arena to the extent of influencing structural fundamental decisions.