Bitcoin advocate and NChain chief scientist, Craig Wright, has filed a defamation lawsuit against cryptocurrency podcaster, Peter McCormack, in the United Kingdom. Confirming the legal action, the podcaster tweeted a photo of the legal notice on Twitter.
Wright Demands Over $1130k in Damages
Craig Wright wants around $130,000 in damages along with the court fees and other legal costs. His attorney personally notified the defendants and is planning to file the claim in the coming week.
The reason that is given behind the claim is that Peter McCormack accused Craig Wright of falsely claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto (aka, the founder of Bitcoin) and other frauds. The claim also aims at preventing Peter McCormack from any further defamation against Craig Wright. Craig Wright believes that the allegations will hurt Bitcoin SV, which, according to him, is the real target.
Craig Wright on a Lawsuit Spree
This legal action has not come as a surprise as Craig Wright had already warned that he would sue Peter McCormack, in an earlier interview with Bloomberg. He has even issued a similar warning to Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum.
According to him, he has targeted the two individuals, Peter McCormack, and Vitalik Buterin as the two have a significant influence within the cryptocurrency sector. He went to court so that he can rightfully prove that he is Satoshi Nakamoto rather than letting the mob on Twitter decide it.
More About Craig Wright
Craig Steven Wright is a businessman and a computer scientist from Australia who has quite often publicly claimed that he has been the central part of the team that created the Bitcoin. Moreover, he also claims that he is the identity behind the pseudonym, Satoshi Nakamoto. The claims have been considered to be a possible hoax widely. The true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto still stays a crypto mystery.