In an interview to Finder published on YouTube, the Bitcoin SV leader and self-assumed Satoshi Craig Wright accused Binance of wash trading and laundering money. This took place several weeks after Binance delisted Bitcoin SV.
Along with Binance and CZ, Craig Wright also gave a kick to the US presidential candidate on the run – John McAfee, calling him 'Mr. Conman'.
McAfee strikes back
On Friday, after more than a month had passed since Wright’s accusations, John McAfee mentioned Wright in a tweet, saying that he does not take CSW’s words seriously but said that Wright is soon to be unmasked.
Craig Wright - the Satoshi pretender soon to be unmasked, has called me a scam artist. I take no heed because Craig is no better judge of a man than he is a specimen of one.— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 7, 2019
In another tweet that came a little later, John McAfee says he is filing a patent to be Craig Wright and could sue CSW for impersonating him but he will not do that.
I am the real Craig Wright. I can prove it. Absolutely. I'm filing a patent on my existence as Craig Wright. I can prove I am him at a finger's snap. But I'm not going to. You must simply believe me. I will be suing Craig, soon, for impersonating me. Unlike me, he is serveable.— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 7, 2019
The ‘notorious’ US presidential candidate thus started a heated and sarcastic discussion, which was later joined by Peter McCormack – a prominent crypto podcaster whom Craig Wright is suing and who risks losing nearly a million and a half pounds sterling unless he wins in court against CSW.
I am the real John McAfee.— Dr. Peter McCormack (@PeterMcCormack) June 7, 2019
You are the wrongun John McAfee.
Vitalik Buterin dismisses Craig Wright as a scammer
In an interview that took place a while ago, Vitalik Buterin, opposing the opinion of Gavin Andersen, a Bitcoin developer, said that Craig Wright is unlikely to be Satoshi, since between an easy way to prove himself to be the Bitcoin creator and the ‘noisy’ one, he chose the latter.
By an easy way Vitalik meant making a digital signature from the first mined BTC block and publicize it.
However, Buterin says, since CSW did not choose the easy way, that most likely means that he was unable to sign the first block, using Satoshi’s private key, at all.
Andersen claimed that Craig Wright showed him Satoshi’s digital signature.
Vitalik confirmed his opinion during a recent interview, published on June 3, where he said that ‘Obviously, BSV is a complete scam’.