On Friday, Changpeng Zhao, CEO of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, hinted on Twitter that the exchange might delist Bitcoin SV, currently the 12th largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. (Updated on 05:53 UTC: the context and reactions have been added.)
Craig Wright is not Satoshi.
Anymore of this sh!t, we delist! https://t.co/hrnt3fDACq
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) April 12, 2019
However, the CEO did not provide any further details, while Binance did not respond to our request for comment.
Craig Wright, often dubbed Faketoshi due to his claim that he is Satoshi Nakamoto and general lack of any sort of proof, is the main backer of Bitcoin SV (BSV), the infamous hard fork of Bitcoin Cash.
Recently, he served legal papers on the individual behind the Twitter account @Hodlonaut (that is not available now). "The papers warned that Wright had had enough of Hodlonaut’s “targeted campaign” to harass and libel Wright with “highly defamatory and abusive tweets," reported Coingeek, a website owned by another big proponent of Bitcoin SV, Calvine Ayre. Moreover, Wright reportedly offered USD 5,000 in BSV for information regarding @Hodlonaut’s true identity.
This prompted many other participants of the Crypto Twitter to show support to Hodlonaut by changing their profile name and picture.
— hodlonaut andhans (@andhans) April 11, 2019
how stupid is this. They want to delist the original bitcoin BSV because they don't like to hear the truth about Craig inventing Bitcoin. Censorship does not change facts. https://t.co/XcgUTlJWet
— Calvin Ayre (@CalvinAyre) April 12, 2019
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