‘Crypto Baron’ John McAfee Responds to Craig Wright’s Accusations of Being Conman, Vitalik Buterin Also Steps In

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    👊🔙In a series of tweets, John McAfee hits back at ‘fake Satoshi’ Craig Wright for calling him a con artist❌🤙


‘Crypto Baron’ John McAfee Responds to Craig Wright’s Accusations of Being Conman, Vitalik Buterin Also Steps In
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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.

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.

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.

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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’.

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Social media juggernaut Facebook is about to launch its Libra cryptocurrency, which, as expected, is currently on everyone’s lips.

According to a recent CNBC report, financial analysts appear to be on the same page when it comes to bullish Facebook predictions.   

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The talk of the town

There is a schism in the cryptocurrency community concerning Facebook’s foray into crypto. While some think that Facebook undermines Satoshi Nakamoto’s vision of a decentralized cryptocurrency, prominent influencers, including Mike Novogratz and Anthony Pompliano, look at the bright side.

On the flip side, major Wall Street players seem to agree that Facebook’s stock will see plenty of love once the company unveils its much-talked-about crypto project.

SunTrust, MoffettNathanson, Bank of America stick with a “buy” rating on Facebook.

MoffettNathanson goes as far as claiming that the Mark Zuckerberg-led company aims to become the biggest e-commerce platform on the planet.

We believe a Facebook cryptocurrency-based payments system could be especially useful in countries with high inflation/unstable banking systems and for cross-country remittances. So, Facebook’s commerce ambitions do not appear to be limited to developed markets. Rather, Facebook has its eyes set on becoming the world’s leading ecommerce platform as well.”

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Not the right company?  

As reported by U.Today, Facebook joined forces with VISA, Paypal, and a slew of other startups that became part of the Libra consortium for a whopping $10 mln fee.

The company itself remains radio silent about its crypto ambitions, but there have been countless reports on that topic since December.

We are about to see a fiat-pegged stablecoin that will be integrated into Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.

After being plagued with huge data scandals, Facebook will probably have a hard time convincing regulators to green-light its new cryptocurrency. Hence, it might be a promising idea, but not the right company to pull it off.

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