Last week, a controversy arose regarding Craig Wright, an Australian cryptographer who purportedly is Satoshi Nakamoto, and Hodlonaut, a Bitcoin diehard that created the Lightning Network Torch initiative. At one point, Wright and his peer, Canadian entrepreneur and Coingeek chief Calvin Ayre, tried to serve Hodlonaut with a lawsuit/letter, with Ayre offering $5,000 as a reward for information on the psudonymous figure.
Quickly, many in the crypto community took issue with this attempt to harm Hodlonaut, resulting in a widespread backlash against Wright & Co, who are in the Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision (BSV) camp. It got to the point where Changpeng Zhao, the chief executive of Binance — the world’s largest crypto asset exchange — chimed in. On Twitter, the widely regarded industry exec quipped that if “more of this s*it, we delist,” referencing the attempt to uncloak and serve Hodlonaut.