Fake Satoshi Craig Wright Sues ‘Bitcoin Jesus’ Roger Ver for Libel

  • Yuri Molchan
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    🗃️🤷‍♂️Rigorous Bitcoin Cash supporter Roger Ver is the most recent ‘victim’ of fake Satoshi Nakamoto Craig Wright, who intends to take Ver to court for libel


Fake Satoshi Craig Wright Sues ‘Bitcoin Jesus’ Roger Ver for Libel
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Craig Wright keeps dragging attention to himself with legal trials against various people in the crypto sphere. The first one was the anonymous Twitter user nicknamed Hodlonaut. Then it was the turn of Blockstream CEO Adam Back.

Now, the self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto has decided to go against his ideological rival – famous Bitcoin Cash supporter Roger Ver, formerly known as ‘Bitcoin Jesus’. Craig Wright himself heads BCH’s opponent, Bitcoin SV.

Wright’s reps approach Ver with legal papers

Wright-friendly media CoinGeek reports that on Thursday Roger Ver received legal documentation from Craig Wright’s reps at a London crypto social event, which was meant to be an informal meeting but ended with receiving a claim for libel.

Craig Wright made his accusation of libel towards Ver on the basis of a video. It was initially posted on April 15 and titled “Special Message to Craig Wright”. As per CoinGeek, Ver’s exact words were “Craig Wright is a liar and a fraud. So sue me. Again.”

Wright’s reps approach Ver with legal papers

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Will ‘Bitcoin Jesus’ apologize?

A few days ago, Ver received a warning from the attorneys of Wright demanding apologies and promising that otherwise charges would be filed against him.

As reported, Ver, who currently lives in Japan, removed his video against Wright after one of his Twitter followers wrote that publishing slanderous materials can be followed by 3-year imprisonment according to Japanese laws.

Apparently, Wright now expects Roger Ver to apologize to him on social media.

Since it has not happened yet, and probably never will happen, Wright’s lawyers approached Ver in London, presenting him with the libel claim. As per the letter, the fake Satoshi requires apologies and a compensation totalling £100,000 and a prohibition to prevent Ver from making any further allegations.

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Binance’s CZ Presses Charges Against VC Behemoth Sequoia for Damaging His Reputation

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    Binance CEO CZ is filing charges against Sequoia Capital for hurting his reputation and preventing him from attracting investors’ money at high valuations


Binance’s CZ Presses Charges Against VC Behemoth Sequoia for Damaging His Reputation
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After having the accusations against him rejected by the court, the head of Binance is now taking legal action against Sequoia Capital China in return, saying that they barred him from attracting funds at beneficial terms and also damaged his business reputation.

Now CZ insists that Sequoia Capital must compensate him for the damage. He did not specify the amount, though.

CZ sues his former investors

CoinDesk reports that on May 20, Changpeng Zhao’s lawyers registered the necessary documents with a court in Hong Kong to have the damages assessed immediately.

The hearing is set for June 25, says the court’s site, and it will be conducted between CZ and SCC Venture VI, which will represent Sequoia Capital.

The whole thing started earlier, when Sequoia Capital first pressed charges against the chief of Binance in late 2017 for violating an obligation of exclusivity, when CZ started talks with IDG Capital regarding investment while still discussing Series A of investment with Sequoia.

Finally, the court declined those accusations against CZ, saying that there was no violation of the exclusive agreement regarding the initial round of funding, but the talks with IDG Capital were about the next series of investment.

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No particular amount of compensation voiced

In the current application filed to the court, CZ requires that an assessment be made of the damages caused to him. Should the court, after studying the case, prove that such damages indeed took place, Sequoia Capital must compensate him with the amount ruled by the court.

CZ details that in 2017, Sequoia Capital stopped him from attracting money from other interested parties.

On Twitter, CZ has promised to comment on this situation later.

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