BSV Leader Craig Wright Calls Crypto Asset Educator Andres Antonopoulos a ‘Shitcoin Expert’
Craig Wright, one of the most controversial figures in the cryptocurrency space has attacked Andres Antonopoulos calling him a shitcoin expert. Andreas Antonopoulos is one of the most respected Bitcoin experts in the world and is also known for writing the so-called Mastering Bitcoin.
Craig Wright is also known for calling himself Satoshi Nakamoto, even when he did not provide full evidence about it. At the same time, Wright has also been supporting Bitcoin SV (BSV) a recently forked virtual currency from Bitcoin Cash (BCH).
According to Wright, people such as Antonopoulos are anti-banks, anti-government and based on scams and Ponzi schemes. Wright, the chief scientist of nChain, affirmed that Mastering Bitcoin was an error-ridden and ‘nsidious.’
The main difference between these two crypto figures might be related to the fact that Antonopoulos backs Bitcoin’s Lightning Network (LN) rather than an on-chain scaling solution. At the same time, Antonopoulos has also backed Segregated Witness (SegWit).
Craig has always been against the LN saying that it was ‘flawed’ and that it would not work as expected. He mentioned that it is probably flawed due to an incomprehension that exists surrounding Bitcoin.
According to Antonopoulos, not pursuing for LN and layer-2 solutions would affect the network and make it more centralized.
Back in 2017, Antonopoulos wrote in a blog post:
“Ironically, people who object to LN are vehemently against [Off-chain trusted third-party custodial] but by resisting segwit are actually encouraging and feeding centralization into more counterparty-risk through centralized intermediaries. Demand is already pushing us that way. The lack of a trustless alternative leaves only one alternative. No segwit/No LN does not mean on-chain transactions. It means on-coinbase transactions, which is worse.”
Craig Wright is currently working at nChain trying to expand Bitcoin SV reach and properly compete against Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin itself.