Craig Wright, the Chief Scientist at nChain and self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous founder of Bitcoin [BTC], has long held a deep distaste for WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange. The organization has now hit back following Wright’s latest tirade on Twitter.
Julian Assange has long been a fanboy of the world’s premier cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. Back in 2014, during a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA), the founder of Wikileaks said that he held a lot of Bitcoins, calling it a “fascinating and complex subject.”
“There’s lots on bitcoin in my book – on my thoughts on it, and on WikiLeaks’ history with it. [Google’s] Eric Schmidt and I conversed for a while about it, and I also included a lot of notes to expand on my views. It’s a fascinating and complex subject, so I can’t possibly go through all of it.”
Assange has also reaped the success of the volatile digital asset, claiming that he invested in Bitcoin [BTC] back in 2010 after the US government placed, “an illegal banking blockage” against Wikileaks, preventing the public from using traditional payment services like Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal to donate to his organization. This made Assange turn to Bitcoin and he claimed his investment has soared by 50,000 percent since, posting a 7-year price chart of the top cryptocurrency in a tweet to show its rapid increase.
Craig Wright has always argued against the use of Bitcoin for criminal activity and he claims that WikiLeaks operates in similar circles. In a recent blog post titled, “Careful what you wish for,” he came out as the original Satoshi Nakamoto and voiced his negative stance against WikiLeaks.
“I do not like WikiLeaks,