Market Cap:
$255.7B
BTC Dominance:
56.91%
btc:
$8201.00
eth:
$262.39
xrp:
$0.42
Advertise
Cryptocurrency

Craig Wright sues Roger Ver over libel claim

Maya Mandz | May. 3, 2019
Craig Wright sues Roger Ver over libel claim

3 May 2019 | AtoZ Markets - The local media reports that notoriously known self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto Craig Wright has served another lawsuit. This time the Bitcoin SV supporter Craig Wright sues Roger Ver aka “Bitcoin Jesus”, for calling him a fraud and a liar in a YouTube video.

Craig Wright sues Roger Ver in response to YouTube video

Roger Ver is known as an early investor in bitcoin-related startups and a prominent supporter of bitcoin adoption. Due to his initial advocacy of this crypto, Ver earned the nickname "Bitcoin Jesus."

"Bitcoin Jesus' represents himself as a promoter of Bitcoin Cash, a hard fork of the cryptocurrency created with the intent to fix issues such as high fees and long transaction confirmation times. Ver has discovered bitcoin in early 2011 and calls it "the most important invention in the history of the world since the internet."

According to the media, Craig Wright sues Ver because of the video that ‘Bitcoin Jesus’ posted on the official Bitcoin.com channel on YouTube on April 15. In a video entitled as "Special Report to Craig Wright," Ver called Wright a liar and a fraud and offered to sue him again.

As a result, on May 1, Wright’s lawyers sent a warning to Ver and Bitcoin.com, that if "Bitcoin Jesus" did not agree to apologize publicly for his accusations against Wright, a lawsuit would follow.

Craig Wright continues his battle for the right to be called Satoshi Nakamoto

Roger “Bitcoin Jesus” Ver is the latest target of  Dr. Craig Wright in his battle for the right to bear the title of Satoshi Nakamoto, the alleged creator of bitcoin.

Wright, who is also the Chief scientist of nChain continues his war of words against those who are denying his claim to be the man behind the pseudonym of Bitcoin’s founder.

The most recent conflict that involved  Wright and one of the Twitter users under nickname Hodlonaut, has ended with Bitcoin SV being delisted by few leading crypto exchanges, including Binance and Craig Wright being called #Faketoshi and #CSWFraud.

Craig Wright strikes back

After Craig Wrights representatives did not receive an expected apology from Roger Ver, they handed the latter legal papers during Bitcoin Cash (BCH) confab at a London watering hole.

The libel suit was filed with the Royal Court of Great Britain, with a branch of the royal bench. Wright claims £ 100,000 in compensation for property damage, as well as an injunction prohibiting Ver and any of its affiliates to make additional charges of this kind.

The video, which Ver made, was ultimately removed. It happened after one of Ver’s, who resides in Japan,  followers on Twitter pointed out that publishing slanderous materials in Japan is a civil and criminal offense punishable by up to three years in prison.

Ver still has to apologize to Wright. He must do this either through his personal online accounts or through Bitcoin.com.

Roger Ver controversial position toward Wright’s claims of being bitcoin founder

It seems reckless to assume that public dissemination of false data in order to attack a competitor is a normal thing.

Wright considered being the driving force behind the Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) protocol, which boasts the ability to scale up the chain, which is a significant threat to the Bitcoin Cash and other cryptocurrencies.

It is worth noting that the recent exclusion of BSV from a number of crypto exchanges led to a short-term increase in the cost of the BCH at the expense of the direct expenses of BSV.

Moreover, Ver is known to be public supporter Satoshi Wright’s claims up to the point that Wright broke away from the Ver camp at BCH to launch BSV. Soon, Ver will have the opportunity - in court - to give a final opinion on what he really thinks about Wright. In the meantime, the crypto community is holding its breath and waits for the decision of the 'Bitcoin Jesus’.

What do you think about this case? Please share your thoughts with us in the comment box below.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of AtoZ Markets.com, nor should they be attributed to AtoZMarkets.