Blockstream Co-founder, Bitcoin (BTC) Developer Gregory Maxwell to Sue Roger Ver for Libel


If recent indicators are anything to go by, it is possible that well-known anarchist, Roger Ver will soon be charged to court. This is coming in the wake of Gregory Maxwell’s threat to sue Roger Ver, also known as ‘Memory Dealers’ on Reddit for libel and character defamation.

The last few months have seen Gregory Maxwell, co-founder and erstwhile CTO of the popular Blockstream Bitcoin Core (BTC) foundation, endure unpleasant allegations and character assassination, no thanks to Ver’s antics on Reddit.

This is not the first time Roger Ver is doing this Maxwell. While Maxwell had previously threatened to sue the Reddit user, he never really went through with it. But recent events over the last few weeks have seen Maxwell, actually declare that he would be going through with it this time.

Trouble began when Ver accused Maxwell in a series of Reddit posts, of being involved in the hacking and vote manipulation false flag attack on the subreddit /r/Bitcoin. In that post, Ver resorted to direct name calling; more specifically, he called Maxwell “a crook.”

Maxwell having had enough, decided that he wasn’t going to take any more false accusations lying down, and would do everything to fight every attempt by Ver to tarnish his reputation.

In his words, Maxwell said:

“As I previously warned, if you or your staff continue to post untruthful malicious defamation about me I would take legal action against you and your companies. I see you have again posted an outrageously untrue claim that I engaged in unlawful and unethical behavior, relying on your privileged position as moderator of the subreddit to fraudulently convince others of the truthfulness of these untrue claims.”

He continued,

“You should retain all records, communications related to myself and these claims with your staff and any other parties as if you destroy them it will work against your interest in discovery. “I regret that it has come to this, but your continued violence against me offers me no alternative.”

The feud between Ver and Maxwell may not be unconnected with the raging hash war between Bitcoin Cash network and Bitcoin Satoshi vision (SV). Ver is an evangelist and supporter of the former, while Maxwell supports the latter.

It would be recalled that there has been a frosty relationship between Craig Wright-founded Bitcoin Chain SV and Jihan Wu-funded Bitcoin Cash network after the split that happened last year.

Consequently, Ver became a pundit and promoter of the Bitcoin cash network with Maxwell staying on the other side of the divide. In fact, Maxwell who felt disappointed about the dominant power of Ver’s Bitcoin Cash network and how the network almost crippled Bitcoin SV’s future, is currently collaborating with Wright and nChain to help the new chain grow and succeed.

The outcome of these events remains to be seen. If Maxwell makes good on his threat of legal action, it’s possible that both parties would have to go to court to “hash” out their differences in the coming days.

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