Craig Wright Intends To Press Charges Because Of Insults On Twitter
An Australian researcher and businessman Craig Wright, who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of the first cryptocurrency network, announced his intention to file a lawsuit against the Twitter user under the name Hodlonaut and also promised to transfer 5000 Bitcoin SV (approximately $355,000) to a person who will help identify his personality.
Hodlonaut has repeatedly called Wright a patent troll or a fraud. He came up with the hashtag #CraigWrightIsAFraud, which has become popular on Twitter and, along with the nickname Faketoshi, has been accompanying the businessman for a long time.
Although Hodlonaut is one of Wright's many critics on the Internet, at the end of March 2019, the businessman's lawyers prepared a lawsuit explaining that their client would no longer turn a blind eye to the targeted action of desecration and derogatory posts on Twitter. Besides, the claim alleges that the creator of bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, and the businessman Craig Wright are really one person.
The situation began to rapidly evolve when the Twitter user under the nickname @NicoThomas_, supporting Wright, unexpectedly published the personal information of Hodlonaut, which he discovered during his own investigation. He revealed the real name, email, and address of the user, then closed his profile from public access. Hodlonaut then deleted his account.
The situation provoked a massive flash mob on the Internet: representatives of the crypto community began to change their names to “Hodlonaut” and profile photos — to the picture of a cat in a spacesuit. Even Bitcoin Magazine temporarily turned into Hodlonaut Magazine.
As previously reported, Craig Wright filed 155 patent applications related to blockchain.