There is a controversy going on with Craig Wright and whether he is Satoshi Nakamoto or not. He has been accused of lying and he has sued many individuals in the cryptocurrency space, including Peter McCormack and Hodlonaut.
This time, the podcaster of What Bitcoin Did, Mr. McCormack, is offering Mr. Wright £100,000 if he proves he is Satoshi Nakamoto.
Peter McCormack Offers £100,000 to Craig Wright
Until now, nobody has proved to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin (BTC). Craig Wright, the chief scientist at nChain, claims that he is the founder of the largest digital currency in the market. However, most of the people in the space don’t believe in what he says.
The entrepreneur decided to file a claim in a court in the United Kingdom in which he accuses Peter McCormack of writing libellous tweets about him. Mr. McCormack, a recognized figure in the space, claims that Craig Wright is not Satoshi Nakamoto. Now, Mr. Wright is expecting to have £100,000 from damages after what McCormack wrote. He also expects McCormack not to publish any similar content in the future.
The court filing reads as follows:
“Wright maintains that BSV is the real target due to its capacity for massive on-chain scaling, which represents an existential threat to the future of other cryptocurrencies, the flawed design of which prevents them from scaling to meet the needs of a truly global financial platform.”
In a recent tweet, McCormack wrote that he agrees with all terms and rather than pay Craig £100,000 he will pay him £150,000. However, he would like £50,000 in Bitcoin in return from Satoshi’s wallet.
Hey @CalvinAyre, I have a settlement offer for you. I'll agree to all terms and rather than pay Craig £100k, I'll pay him £150k, but I would like £50k in Bitcoin in return from the Genesis block.
— Dr. Peter McCormack (@PeterMcCormack) April 18, 2019
Until now, Wright did not answer anything about it. McCormack is not the only person in the market that was sued by Mr. Wright. Other figures such as Vitalik Buterin have also been warned. Hodlonaut, a recognized Twitter user has been sued as well.
Some cryptocurrency exchanges, including Binance, Kraken and Shapeshift, have decided to delist Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV), the digital currency backed by Wright. Due to this situation, Bitcoin SV fell more than 17% in a 24 hours period.
Although McCormack requested £50,000 from the Genesis block, he decided to request £1 instead. Changpeng Zhao, the CEO and founder of the Binance crypto exchange answered that if anyone sends 1 BTC from a Satoshi address, he would cover the 250k for him.