Wright charged McCormack with defamation and damages against his reputation based on statements in a series of tweets and in a video posted on YouTube, in which the journalist doubted that the programmer was the real Satoshi Nakamoto.
- Wright sued McCormack for defamation and damage to his reputation.
- The programmer still claims that he is the real creator of Bitcoin.
- To date, he has not been able to conclusively prove his statements.
- However, he now has a more aggressive stance against his critics.
The Australian programmer who calls himself the person behind Satoshi Nakamoto’s alias, Craig Wright, won a dispute in UK courts against journalist Peter McCormack, whom he sued for defamation and serious damage to his reputation.
Tribunal del Reino Unido falla a favor de Wright
As such, Wright charged McCormack in court for a total of 14 posts on his official account an account is essentially a whose purpose is to track the financial activities of a specific asset/ of Twitter and for a video uploaded to his channel of YouTube, in which the journalist pointed out that the programmer fraudulently claimed to be the real Satoshi Nakamoto, and therefore the creator of Bitcoin.
In this regard, the judge of the London High Court Justice Chamberlain, ruled in Wright’s favor and alleged that McCormack engaged in defamatory torts, stating:
“The fact that [Mr. McCormack] was willing to express his views so brazenly in response to threats of a libel suit has probably made those who read [his publications] more, not less, likely to believe them…..”
Regarding the verdict, the firm’s attorney ONTIER LLP, Simon Cohen, noted:
“Defamation laws in England are increasingly challenging for claimants, but Dr Wright has successfully exposed the damage that Mr McCormack’s deliberate campaign has caused to Dr Wright’s reputation. Social media does not provide a hiding place for defamatory comments and nor should it. Indeed, we have demonstrated in this trial that their use often exacerbates the harm, given their capacity for the rapid and exponential spread a price difference between asking and selling prices of the asset. of a false narrative that can circle the globe in seconds leaving the truth behind. We are pleased that this has been recognized by the court today, but we are reviewing the judgment carefully with a view to appealing Dr. Wright’s interpretation of the evidence.”
For his part, Wright shared a statement in which he assures that McCormack’s statements represented a personal and professional damage to his person, and that despite constantly receiving and enduring disqualifications, he simply reached a point where he decided to stand firm against those who choose to discredit his statements:
“As anticipated, slowly but surely independent courts in various jurisdictions, including those with juries with the benefit of an examination of all the evidence, are concluding that I am who I have admitted I am, since the media identified me as Satoshi the smallest unit of bitcoin with a value of 0.00000001 BTC. in 2015. However, very little attention is paid to the impact my Asperger’s has on my communications. I intend to appeal the adverse findings of the judgment where my evidence was clearly misinterpreted. I will continue with legal challenges until these unfounded and damaging attacks designed to belittle my reputation cease. This is not for financial reward, but for principle and to make others think twice before attempting to impugn my reputation.”
Wright reitera que es Satoshi Nakamoto
Since publicly announcing in 2015 that he was the person behind the creation of Bitcoin, Wrigth has created a very negative reputation for himself within the crypto ecosystem, as at the time he failed to effectively prove the veracity of his statements.
To date, Wright has been involved in certain legal processes against him, the most important being the lawsuit filed by Ira Kleiman, brother of the late partner Dave Kleiman, who accuses the Australian of having taken control of the latter’s companies, funds and intellectual property. The trial has even cast doubt on whether the defendant is the real creator of Bitcoin, since he has not been able to effectively prove this premise, in addition to many irregularities that cast doubt on many of his statements.
Despite this, Wright has taken a much more aggressive stance against those public figures who do not believe he is Satoshi Nakamoto, even opting to file lawsuits as he did against McCormack. One such person is Bitcoin the biggest and most popular cryptocurrency in the world. It is a decentralized digital currency that enables users to make trustless peer-to-peer transactions. Cash, Roger Ver, whom he also sued for defamation in 2020.
Another thing Wright has done is to fight for Bitcoin’s intellectual property, so he has registered the digital digital technologies are these electronic tools that have the ability to generate, store or even process data. currency’s white paper with several organizations. Thanks to this he managed to get the site Bitcoin.org to remove the document from its website, claiming that those responsible did not request permission to disseminate the material.
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Fuente: Coingeek, Archivo
Version by Angel Di Matteo / DiarioBitcoin
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