Changpeng Zhao, Binance’s CEO and founder, has stated Craig Wright, who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, is a fraud.
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. https://t.co/f9ihSD6Pr3
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) April 15, 2019
Craig Wright’s lawyers have been suing a number of people, including apparently Vitalik Buterin himself, for calling Wright a fraud. Vitalik Buterin has not yet publicly confirmed.
BSV supporters have also been suing Bitcoin Cash developers over BSV’s chain split in November 2018.
Billionaire Calvin Ayre, the main BSV miner, has stated: “Imagine how stupid it is to threaten to delist BSV if Craig insists on letting a judge review the evidence on who invented Bitcoin.”
Zhao had a more simple solution: “The real Satoshi can digitally sign any message to prove it. This is as simple as breathing for him/her. And we have the public key. Until then, everyone is Satoshi, except Craig Wright!”
He further added: “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.”
Ayre: “This industry needs to grow up and Craig proving he is Satoshi is the only way past this Troll attack that is so bad for the industries reputation. He now has a duty to set the record straight for us all.”
Popcorns won’t go in short supply because “very simple signaling theory. He had the opportunity to take two different paths of proving that he’s him. One path would have been to make that exact kind of proof, make a signature from the first bitcoin block, put the signature out in public, make a very simple ten line blog post, that anyone… can verify that it’s him, and post that out, let the cryptographic community deal with it.
Instead he’s taken this path where he wrote this big long blogpost that is so confusing, even Dan Kaminsky said it’s too confusing, and tried to only show that signature to a few select people and we’re supposed to trust them.
In general, signaling theory says: if you have a good way of proving something and a noisy way of proving something and you choose the noisy way, it’s because you couldn’t do the good way in the first place.”
That’s boy genius Vitalik Buterin. We’d rather he gets on with the eth2.0 stuff, but we’re also far too tempted by the idea of a judge keeping up with his quite precise ways of showing why Buterin called Craig Wright a fraud.
We suspect Wright and perhaps Ayre is engaging in these threatened lawsuits – none has actually been filed yet as far as we are aware except the one against BCH devs by BSV supporters – as a form of marketing.
That might be backfiring however because there are now talks of a counter-lawsuit. There could be many angles here. Wright’s and Ayre’s threats of a 51% attack against BCH in the event of a chain split can be argued as the main if not sole cause of the November crypto crash.
Another angle could be a general class action lawsuit for Wright lowering the reputation of the crypto space by claiming he is Nakamoto while providing no evidence of it and while providing fake evidence as he initially did with the fake signature he gave in 2017.
The failure of the authorities to investigate is quite curious considering he apparently claimed to own the MT Gox coins. If money was given in return for such claim, then that’s probably criminal fraud.
The elected in Britain have in a chorus been stating no one is above the law in regards to the arrest of Julian Assange. Yet so much evidence of deception in this Wright matter and not one investigation.
Finally, there’s now a movement calling for the delisting of BSV. If Changpeng Zhao thinks Craig Wright is a fraud, there is a question of whether he is not complicit by listing his coin.
It is interesting that Bitfinex has not already delisted it. Bitcoin Core fundamentalists tactically backed BSV to weaken BCH. That failed, but that too raises the question of whether they were not a bit complicit.
There are many different views and competing groups in the crypto space, but usually they are complementary. When BCH split from BTC, they both rose. Same with ETH and ETC. When BSV split, the entire crypto space crashed.
That same BSV now apparently wants to clog up courts with BCH developers, perhaps the eth inventor, and with Bitcoin Core prominent supporters, presumably because obviously they have nothing to offer in fair competition.