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‘Craig Wright is a Fraud.’ Binance Chief Changeng Zhao Slams ‘Not Satoshi’

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Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, known as CZ, slammed Craig Wright as a “fraud” in an ongoing Twitter spat. Craig Wright, the driving force behind cryptocurrency Bitcoin SV, has long claimed he is the founder of bitcoin and the man behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. 

Master piece! You have my full support, Peter.

To be clear, I don’t choose sides on technology. We let market do that. I am against fraud, such as lying to be someone. As such, it is my strong opinion that:

Craig Wright is fraud.

— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) April 15, 2019

This isn’t the first time CZ has called out Craig Wright. Last week, CZ threatened to delist Bitcoin SV from the Binance exchange after Wright dished out lawsuits against Twitter users.

Craig Wright is not Satoshi.

Anymore of this sh!t, we delist!

— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) April 12, 2019

Craig Wright: A Bitcoin Fraud?

CZ has accused Craig Wright, and his accomplice Calvin Ayre, of polluting the crypto community. By falsely assuming the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto and claiming Bitcoin SV is Satoshi’s “true vision,” Wright is causing huge damage to bitcoin, according to CZ.

Lastly, anyone who supports BSV from a tech perspective should be attacking the fraudulent Craig Wright, who is poisoning YOUR community, and not attack the rest of the world.

Anyone thinking CW is Satoshi should read about how a private key works, ie, learn about crypto.

— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) April 15, 2019

Craig Wright, who rage quit Twitter in March, stirred up further anger in the crypto community by unleashing lawsuits on opponents. As Calvin Ayre’s tweet below explains, Wright is taking legal action on those who publicly deny his claims to Satoshi Nakamoto’s identity. 

Craig has started filing lawsuit against those falsely denying he is Satoshi….they can all have a day in court to try to prove their fake case but the judge will rule that Craig invented Bitcoin because he did and he can prove it.

— Calvin Ayre (@CalvinAyre) March 29, 2019

The lawsuits aim to address: “targeted campaign[s] to harass and libel Wright with highly defamatory and abusive tweets.”

Crypto Community Rallies Against Craig Wright

Among those targeted by Craig Wright is pseudonymous Twitter user by the name @hodlonaut. As CCN reported, Wright threatened legal action and a $5,000 bounty to “dox” (reveal the identity of) @hodlonaut. In response, some of the biggest names in crypto lashed out again Wright.

Anthony Pompliano of crypto fund Morgan Creek called for every exchange to delist bitcoin SV. Others, including Bitcoin Magazine, adopted the hashtag #WeAreAllHodlonaut while a fundraising campaign launched to help the Twitter user counter the lawsuit.

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

Another Twitter user Peter McCormack was also targeted by Wright. He issued a lengthy response to Wright’s aggressive legal action. In his letter, retweeted by CZ, McCormack explains:

“Craig Wright is a fraud with the interest of protecting investors from investing money in his fake Bitcoin SV under the belief this is Satoshi’s Vision. This is definitely not in my opinion Satoshi’s vision… His attempts to silence and bully people to protect his fraud and lies is an attack on bitcoin.”

My formal response to the letter issued by the lawyers of Craig Wright and @CalvinAyre. This was sent today. We look forward to resolving this quickly and efficiently.

— Peter McCormack (@PeterMcCormack) April 14, 2019

“The Real Satoshi Can Digitally Sign Any Message to Prove It”

Despite Wright’s claims to be the founder of bitcoin, he has never been able to publicly prove his claim. As CZ explains, “the real Satoshi can digitally sign any message to prove it.”

The real Satoshi can digitally sign any message to prove it. This is as simple as breathing for him/her. And we have the pub key.

Until then, everyone is Satoshi, except Craig Wright!

— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) April 15, 2019

Until he does so, the identity of bitcoin’s true founder remains a mystery. 

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