Self-proclaimed Bitcoin inventor Craig Wright has finally filed a lawsuit against the What Bitcoin Did podcaster Peter McCormack. The podcaster simply tweeted ‘Served!’ alongside an image of the suit papers.View image on Twitter

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Dr. Peter McCormack@PeterMcCormack

Served!5594:17 PM – Apr 18, 2019157 people are talking about thisTwitter Ads info and privacy

In the suit, Wright accuses McCormack of libeling him by denying he is Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin. McCormack had sent a tweet on April 10 not only denouncing Wright’s claim but also calling him a ‘fraud’.

Dr. Peter McCormack@PeterMcCormack

Dear @CalvinAyre,

I would like to formally state that:
1. Craig Wright is not Satoshi
2. Craig Wright is a fraud
3. I hope as many people ReTweet this as possible

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Please send legal correspondence to 5 Goldington Road
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK40 3JY
UK

Regards
Peter2,84010:23 PM – Apr 10, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy1,428 people are talking about this

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Please send legal correspondence to 5 Goldington Road
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK40 3JY
UK

Regards
Peter2,84010:23 PM – Apr 10, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy1,428 people are talking about this

According to Bloomberg, Wright’s lawsuit is seeking nearly $130,000 in damages. The lawsuit is also seeking to gag McCormack from publishing or making similar comments.

SELF-PROCLAIMED BITCOIN INVENTOR ON A LAWSUIT SPREE

The lawsuit did not come as a surprise as in an earlier interview Wright had warned he would sue McCormack. A similar warning was issued to Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin.

Per Wright, he was targeting the two because of their level of influence in the cryptocurrency sector. By going to court, Wright has argued, he will have a chance to prove he is Satoshi rather than let it be decided by the Twitter mob.

The true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto has been a long-standing mystery in the crypto space. The first time Craig Wright’s claim to be Satoshi gained prominence was in December 2015. This was in a Wired article which was based on a leak.

Colin d@Vires_Num3ris

1) Re: Craig Wright as Satoshi

I’ve been actively following #bitcoin on a daily basis for the last 6 years. I remember reading this @Wired article on publishing day and laughing at its idiocy as Craig Wright became more public. Now that I re-read it… https://www.wired.com/2015/12/bitcoins-creator-satoshi-nakamoto-is-probably-this-unknown-australian-genius/ …32:46 AM – Apr 12, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacyBitcoin’s Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Is Probably This Unknown Australian GeniusWIRED has determined that Bitcoin’s creator is probably Dr. Craig Steven Wright, a media-shy Australian entrepreneur.wired.comSee Colin d’s other Tweets

It got more interesting when it was subsequently discovered that Wright was behind the leak. The Australian, now resident in England, was undeterred and went on to offer cryptographic proof that he was indeed Satoshi. That, however, proved to be inconclusive and since then he has become a subject of mockery over his claims.

BUTERIN AND MCCORMACK ARE NOT THE ONLY DENIERS, SO WHO WILL CRAIG WRIGHT SUE NEXT?

If Wright is mostly targeting the high profile crypto personalities who refute his claims to be Satoshi, the list of lawsuits is only likely to grow longer. This is because of the sheer number of people who have publicly called him out.

This includes Roger Ver, a former Wright ally in the Bitcoin Cash camp before the Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) split. In a recent video, Ver stated that Wright, who now backs BSV is a ‘liar and a fraud’ urging him to ‘sue me’.

Jihan Wu, the former co-CEO of bitcoin mining giant Bitmain, is another figure who recently ruled out Wright being Satoshi.View image on Twitter

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Jihan Who@JihanWho

Craig Wright is not Satoshi.1,31310:45 AM – Apr 12, 2019495 people are talking about thisTwitter Ads info and privacy

Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance, also recently denounced Wright’s claim. At the same time, he threatened to delist BSV from Binance over Wright’s threats to sue those denying his claims. Zhao eventually made good his threat causing BSV to fall in value as other exchanges followed his example.

CZ Binance@cz_binance

Craig Wright is not Satoshi.

Anymore of this sh!t, we delist!Bitcoin Magazine@BitcoinMagazineAn attack against one is an attack against all. #WeAreAllHodlonaut

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Additionally, Crypto influencer and U.S. presidential aspirant John McAfee has also rubbished Wright’s claims to be the inventor of Bitcoin.

John McAfee@officialmcafee

Enough is enough! There at least a dozen crypto adherents who know the true identity of Satoshi. I can assure you, 100%, it is NOT Craig Wright. This absurd claim of Craig’s is incomprehensible. Mr wright: Have you no shame? Seriously sir! Have you no shame?3,1985:12 AM – Apr 16, 2019 · BahamasTwitter Ads info and privacy839 people are talking about this

CRAIG WRIGHT’S SUPPORT

Wright is not without supporters though. Among those who have steadfastly stood by him include his colleague in the Bitcoin Satoshi Vision camp, Calvin Ayre. The Canadian-Antiguan casino and crypto entrepreneur fondly refers to Wright as the ‘father of bitcoin’.

Calvin Ayre@CalvinAyre

Anyone actively involved in trying to stop Craig from proving his legitimate legacy to the world is involved in this fraud against Humanity. We need the Truth now!

The father of Bitcoin is Dr Craig Wright.20912:37 PM – Apr 17, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy424 people are talking about this

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