Craig Wright is not Satoshi. This is what many believe bitcoin and personalities like CZ from Binance, Peter McCormack and Twitter influencer Hodlonaut. Not intending to lose face so easily, Wright filed lawsuits against his critics. Since yesterday, a long legal marathon was launched in Olso (Norway) during which judge Helen Engebrigtsen will have to decide on the case between Hodlonaut and the fake Satoshi. An event that does not lack interest in the eyes of the crypto community.
Hodlonaut vs Craig Wright, ongoing trial in Norway
Yesterday, September 12, was the start of the lawsuit between Hodlonaut, the Twitter influencer, and Craig Wright, the Australian developer posing as Satoshi. A libel story centered on tweets posted by Hodlonaut in 2019 is believed to be behind the litigation. At that time, the man known as Magnus Granath, followed by 8,000 followers on the bluebird social network, called Wright ” fraudster and scammer “.
During their statements, Hodlonaut’s lawyers returned to the legend of Satoshi Nakamoto as well as the history of Wright’s claims that he is the father of Bitcoin. This constitutes a falsification of documents and evidence, according to them.
Evidence was also presented before Judge Helen Engebrigtsen. They are said to be linked to disputes between Craig Wright and his former partner Dave Kleiman, who was the subject of a trial in 2021. And then, Holdonaut’s lawyers took the opportunity to discuss documents relating to previous disputes with the Australian tax authorities in 2015.
On the opposing side, there was a complaint relating to a hashtag created by Holdonaut from March 2019, which had caused “ serious damage to the reputation of [Wright] “. His feelings were reportedly affected by the hashtag #CraigWrightIsAFraud.
At the end of the trial which will last 7 days, we will know which of the two is wrong. But if Holdonaut wins, Craig Wright can say goodbye to his long-awaited damages since their trial opened in the United Kingdom.
A wave of support for Hodlonaut
Holdonaut who is aware of the stakes in this case has already appealed to the support of crypto-enthusiasts on Twitter in August.
” Dear bitcoins,
I need your help to finish a fight that started in March 2019. »
He who hoped to remain anonymous behind his Twitter account had unfortunately ended up being discovered. It took hiring bounty hunters and private detectives to lay bare the identity of this London teacher named Magnus Granath. Wright’s defenders even went so far as to award whistleblowers $5,000 in April 2019. Days later, Hodlonaut was outed.
But like the bitcoin are not the insensitive type, Hodlonaut was heard. Thus, a fundraiser was organized to support his cause. About 2,500 donors have already contributed, according to Coindesk. Their contribution was valued at 70.7 BTC, or $1.5 million yesterday.
The fury of believers against Craig Wright is not going to stop there. Indeed, many of them are active and do not hesitate to make donations in cryptocurrency and fiat.
Such is the case of node runners who organized a donation campaign entitled “ Heat for Hodlonaut (Heat for Hodlonaut)!
” Some Noderunners are selling their peppers to support Hodlonaut in his fight to defend Bitcoin. Please support the fight by buying some peppers.
All product sales on this page will be donated to support @hodlonaut in their fight against faketoshi. Dear friends, be generous, because we all need each other. »
On Defending BTC, we also hear the same sounds. As a clarification, this platform is for community fundraising campaigns for legal fees and freedom support.
Craig Wright, a usurper?
Craig Wright always said he was Satoshi Nakamoto. Unfortunately for him, enthusiasts deny this claim outright. Some of them had even gone so far as to ironize or openly criticize him on social networks.
Such is the case of podcaster Peter McCormack who called it ” liar and fraudster in 2019. Very sensitive to such defamation, Wright also filed a lawsuit against him in a British court. Except he didn’t win it.
Even CZ doesn’t recognize Wright as Satoshi. Here is what Binance CEO tweeted in April 2019:
” Craig Wright is an impostor… the real Satoshi can digitally sign any message to prove it. It’s as simple as breathing for him/her. And we have the public key. Until then, everyone is Satoshi, except Craig Wright! »
It should be noted, however, that Craig Wright is not new to the courts. He has already pocketed $54 billion in BTC following a dispute with his former business partner. Against podcaster Peter McCormack, he also won without having received more than a pound sterling after the judge’s decision. For this case against Hodlonaut, many hope that he will not achieve any victory. As the Twitter influencer has a lot of people behind his back, we hope he comes out unscathed. And may this impersonation thing end, Mr. Wright!
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