UK Court Decides Against Craig Wright’s Defamation Case Against Roger Ver, Citing Lack of Jurisdiction
A judge in the United Kingdom has recently decided to shut down the infamous defamation case that Craig Wright has started against Roger Ver some months ago. According to the judge, the case was weak and “inappropriate”, so there was no reason to move forward with it.
In order to understand the case and why it was thrown out, it is important to understand how is Craig Wright first. He is one of the most infamous figures in the crypto world. Most of his bad press started to get huge when he claimed to be the creator of Bitcoin, the mythical Satoshi Nakamoto, without any kind of proof.
Wright, who is the public face of Bitcoin SV, is often very aggressive with people from the community, which makes him an unlikeable figure to most people.
The case between the two started this year when Wright sent Ver a legal notice. Ver had made a video in which he criticized Wright. Then, he was accused of claiming that Wright was a fraud and that the video was damaging to the Bitcoin SV’s figure’s reputation.
During this week, Judge Sir Matthew Nicklin decided against the case. To him, Wright failed to prove any evidence of his “global reputation” and how it was damaged. The judge also criticized him for living in Japan and filing the law in the U. K., which was described as “libel tourism”.
This has prompted Wright to claim that his case was canceled because of jurisdiction, not content, even with the judge clearly affirming otherwise.
Craig Wright and Lawsuits
Craig Wright is no newbie when it comes to lawsuits. He has made several of them against prominent people in the industry. One of the most high-profile victims was the creator of the Ethereum network, Vitalik Buterin. Wright claims that Buterin accused him of being a fraud and this has hurt his reputation (yes, it’s the same case all over again).
The controversial figure is not free from having cases against him, though. Wright is currently facing a case in the state of Florida in which he is accused of swindling $5 billion USD from Dave Kleiman, a late ex-business partner.