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Unrecognized Satoshi Files Lawsuit For $130 Thousand Due To Criticism

12:59 19/04/2019
Craig Wright Sues Again For Libel And Insults

An Australian scientist Craig Wright, who proclaimed himself the creator of Bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto, intends to sue Peter McCormack, the host of the podcast dedicated to the first crypto, because of insults to his honor and dignity.


According to McCormack's Twitter, Wright has already filed a lawsuit in the High Court of London, in which he also demanded a monetary compensation in the amount of 100 thousand pounds (about $130,000) to reimburse the damage and legal costs. The Court is obliged to determine the time frame, within which the podcast host must respond to the charges, within the next week. After that, the trial will begin.


McCormack remarked on his account that the alleged inventor of a resistant to censorship currency does not like the freedom of speech. In addition, the podcast host suggested his own conditions of the deal, according to which he would transfer 150 thousand pounds sterling to the claimant's account, but only if Wright returned him 50 thousand pounds sterling from Satoshi Nakamoto's account.


Previously Wright announced his intention to file a lawsuit against the Twitter user under the name Hodlonaut because of criticism. Hodlonaut has repeatedly called the Australian entrepreneur a fraud and accused him of lying. Wright offered $5000 to someone who will discover the abuser's personal data. 


One of the supporters of the scientist published Hodlonaut's personal information on his page. After that, representatives of the cryptocurrency community defended the user, which provoked a massive flash mob — they began to change their names and profile photos in solidarity with Hodlonaut. Moreover, several crypto exchanges removed the Bitcoin SV digital currency, supported by Wright, from their listing.

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