Craig Wright, a senior researcher at nChain and self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, filed a claim for honor and dignity in the High Court of London against the popular podcast owner Peter McCormack.
I'm getting sued by a couple of billionaires for saying words. The "alleged" inventor of censorship-resistant money doesn't like free speech.
— Peter "Gigamegs" McCormack (@PeterMcCormack) April 18, 2019
Wright demanded £ 100,000 in damages and litigation costs. Next week, the court should determine the time frame in which McCormack should provide an answer, after which the immediate trial will begin.
Nevertheless, McCormack did not lose heart and sarcastically offered the plaintiff his deal.
I'll agree to all terms and rather than pay Craig £100k, I'll pay him £150k, but I would like £50k in Bitcoin in return from the Genesis block. Or from the Satoshi wallet, I didn't realise the Genesis Block is unspendable.
Earlier, Wright confirmed his intention to sue the Twitter user Hodlonaut with a claim for the protection of honor and dignity, and also offered a reward of $ 5000 in BSV-equivalent for information that will help in his identification. He also revealed some of the personal data of his critic.
However, the community instantly responded to the aggressive actions of the self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto: users began to rename accounts to “Hodlonaut” and change avatars.
In response to Wright's actions, the Binance, Kraken exchange and the ShapeShift exchange platform started to delist Bitcoin SV, promoted by an Australian entrepreneur.