The computer scientist, and self pronounced Bitcoin creator (Satoshi Nakamoto) Craig Wright, has begun to issue legal warning against individuals who have harassed him via comments or tweets.
Recipients of Legal Notices
The “what Bitcoin did” host Peter McCormack got his own legal notice issued by Wright’s lawyers, the noticed referenced tweets by McCormack calling Wright a “fraud”.
Contents of Legal Notice
The letter stated that “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.”
The legal notice pointed out that McCormack’s tweets contained libel, were defamatory and abusive.
It also insisted that McCormack “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.”
The letter requested that McCormack not repeat the defamatory accusations on any other platforms, apologize in open court, and admit the illegitimacy of his accusations. The letter ended thus:
“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.
McCormack has received financial support from the public since this, implying that the crypto community is solidly behind both McCormack and Hodlonaut. McCormack also referred his supporters to a crowdfunding platform set up on behalf of Hodlonaut.
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 a delisting. Some other proponents in support of McCormack and Hodlonaut include Udi Wertheimer, and Fluffypony of Monero.