Craig Wright has done it again! The man is in the news again, for filing a libel suit against a Twitter user @Hodlonaut for challenging Wright on his Satoshi Nakamoto claims.
While the Twitter user in question has gone into hiding, Elizabeth Stark, the co-founder of Lightning Labs has launched a Twitter campaign for the recipient. She said, “Announcing a crowdfunding campaign to help @hodlonaut defend against unfounded legal attacks. Any remaining funds will be donated to @btcven. Please spread the word and donate! http://weareallhodlonaut.com. In the bitcoin community we stand up for each other. #WeAreAllHodlonaut”
— elizabeth stark (@starkness) April 12, 2019
The funds collected through the crowdfunding campaign will be used to defend the Twitter user against Wright. Currently, Wright is suing the Twitter user for financial reparations of ‘damaging his reputation’ while his legal counsel is aggressively seeking legal action against anyone repudiating their client’s claim of being Bitcoin founder.
According to news portal, Be In Crypto, it all began when a post from @hodlonaut, labelled Craig Wright as a fraud and alleged that he was misleading the entire crypto community. Wright’s legal team sprung into action and sent @hodlonaut a direct message, threatening to sue him for defamation. The legal correspondence asked @hodlonaut to apologize and agree that Craig Wright is indeed Satoshi Nakamoto. @Hodlonaut was further told to either tweet an apology or make the statement before a judge, failing which he should be prepared to face legal action.
In Wright’s defense however, this is not unprecedented. Earlier, Wright was attacked on Twitter by trolls when he announced that he would sue anybody who made false claims, harassed or copied his tweets. Following that, many parody/bot accounts were created.
At the time, Whale Panda, who is one of the more vocal opponents of Craig Wright had said, “Fraud/scammer puts a lot of time and effort into getting 70k followers on Twitter. Gets annoyed with bots. Tries to use protected tweets but the bots follow him so has no effect. Mr Fraud is desperate and doesn’t understand how this tech works. Then he finds the ultimate solution.”
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