The self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright, was recently triggered by the Twitter’s #CraigisAFraud and #WeareallHodlnauts campaign and threatened to sue prominent personalities in crypto. According to the legal document issued by Craig’s lawyers to Peter McCormack, the member of the Hodlnaut community, Craig seemed furious by the reputation downfall by these campaigns. He also wants Peter to apologize to him to avoid legal action.
The Twitter account by the handle @hodlonaut was also issued legal papers which warned that Craig had had enough of the targeted campaign and the defamatory tweets. This resulted in the unknown operator of the Twitter handle deleting the abusive tweets against Craig, but as a result of the threats made against Peter and Hodlnaut, a new hashtag, #WeareallHodlnauts, started on Twitter. Craig even deactivated his Twitter account to save himself from further “harassment”. Moreover, he also announced $5,000 worth of BSV (Bitcoin’s fork, called Bitcoin Satoshi vision. Craig claims it is the only real bitcoin) for anyone who would reveal the identity of the Twitter account holder of the username @hodlonaut.Peter McCormack has also on multiple occasions openly called Craig a fraud and even advertised the merchandise claiming Craig not being Satoshi.
— Peter McCormack (@PeterMcCormack) April 13, 2019
In response, Craig replied with a legal action issuing a notice to Peter and asked for an apology to avoid legal proceedings. Peter tweeted the document:
1/ So I got my letter from Craig Wright and @CalvinAyre. This is what they are sending out to people, now you can all see.
I absolutely reject their requirements.
(PS I don’t recommend anyone else does this). pic.twitter.com/olpLUdwDyM
— Peter McCormack (@PeterMcCormack) April 12, 2019
Though the document threatened Peter with legal action if requirements in the document are not met, Peter straight up rejected the requirements and stuck to his stance that Craig is not Satoshi and he would rather go to court than apologize. Calvin Ayre, the supporter of BSV and founder of CoinGeek, has also come out in support of Craig as he started a hashtag of his own, #CraigisSatoshi.
The repercussions for the legal move by Craig have been huge. A great many crypto community leaders have come together in defiance of Craig’s demands. The founder and CEO of Binance, Changpeng Zhao (CZ), has also expressed his disappointment over the issue and announced that they would be delisting BSV from their platform if there is anymore of this.
Craig Wright is not Satoshi.
Anymore of this sh!t, we delist! https://t.co/hrnt3fDACq
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) April 12, 2019
He also stated,
I normally don’t like get involved in debates, pick sides, etc. But this is going too far. I also didn’t like the fact that the fork caused BTC to drop below $6k, which caused pain to many in the industry.
Anthony Pompliano, the crypto influencer, and host of the podcast Off the Chain, also contributed to the cause by stating that delisting BSV from all the exchanges would be the right thing to do at this hour. He stated:
Every exchange should delist BSV simultaneously on May 1st in a sign of solidarity behind the only Bitcoin that ever mattered.
This community is the responsibility of the people. Sometimes we must do the hard thing, not because it is easy, but because it is right.#DelistBSV
— Pomp 🌪 (@APompliano) April 12, 2019
Furious at all the happenings, he stated:
We are better off never knowing who Satoshi Nakamoto is.
Even the US presidential candidate John McAfee joined the cause by aiming the gun at Calvin Ayre, stating that he would sue Calvin for trying to defame him by saying that he was a murderer without any proof. He tweeted:
CoinRivet sued by Calvin Ayre. I’m suing Calvin for $800 mil. Calvin stated that I committed murder. Completely unsubstantiable. Cuba is a Civil Law country – making lawsuits diffucult. However, I traced his assets to other countries. I will bankrupt him. https://t.co/BubOuoZLxI
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) April 13, 2019
With all the community coming together as one, it seems difficult times have come for the self-proclaimed Satoshi. His digital currency, BSV, is being delisted, and more and more people are claiming him to be a fraud. Craig’s name has already been defamed by a lawsuit against him which alleged that he forged the signatures of his partner after his death, stealing his bitcoins. It was alleged that Craig forged the documents to show that Dave Kleiman had signed away his bitcoins worth $5 billion to Craig after his death.
According to the documents that surfaced on the web later, Craig and Dave made a tremendous amount of wealth through bitcoin before it made it to the mainstream, and due to the curious case of both of them being self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, they hid their crypto activities from their family and friends and how much wealth they accumulated. Craig [allegedly] took advantage of this and manipulated contracts and forged Dave’s signatures to take bitcoins that Dave had mined over the year. Craig has remained controversial personality since then.