For the past few days, the most controversial topic in the cryptocurrency space has been the multiple legal notices sent by Craig Wright and his ally Calvin Ayre. The notice, which stated that Wright would take legal action over defamation charges, was initially sent to a Twitter user, Hodlonaut, and was later sent to Peter McCormack, the host of WhatBitcoinDid, and Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum [ETH]. This was mainly due to their statements against Wright’s claim of being the mysterious Bitcoin creator, Satoshi Nakamoto.
This notice, however, went against the entire Bitcoin SV community, as the majority of the cryptocurrency community was not only chanting #CraigIsNotSatoshiNakamoto but also #delistBSV. Following this, Binance, Kraken, Shapeshift and other leading exchanges announced that they would delist the coin from the platform.
Craig Wright spoke about the recent events and whether he would pursue legal action against the well-known cryptocurrency influencers, in an interview with Bloomberg. On being asked when and against whom he would be filing a lawsuit against, Wright picked Vitalik Buterin and Peter McCormack, who according to him, were perceived to be “authority within the cryptocurrency industry”.
He further stated that both of them have already received an opening letter, adding that this case would give him a “chance to prove [his] credentials” of being Satoshi Nakamoto to a judge, instead of “being judged by Twitter/ dragged through the Twitterverse”. He also spoke about the motivation behind seeking legal action. Wright said,
“I have said for a long time: ‘challenge the science not personalities,’ but that has been apparently impossible so I’ve reluctantly had to take this step so that we can move on a get back to the science where I happily and openly debate ideas and concepts.”