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

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 09:49
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Yuri Molchan
??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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Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

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