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“Bitcoin Creator” Craig Wright Sues Roger Ver in Home Court

“Bitcoin Creator” Craig Wright Sues Roger Ver in Home Court

After a failed attempt in an English court, Craig Wright is seeking a second round in his legal fight with Roger Ver — this time the fight is in their home court.

Wright, the self-proclaimed creator of Bitcoin, has filed a lawsuit in the high court of Antigua and Barbuda against Roger Ver, nicknamed Bitcoin Jesus. Both the claimant and the defendant are citizens of the said country.

The Australian computer scientist claims that previous statements made by Ver around April and May 2019 hurt his reputation in the crypto community, and that the latter had taunted him to sue him.

Ver had called Wright names such as “liar and a fraud”, and “Faketoshi” on different occasions.

Thus, Wright is seeking an injunction which would urge Ver to take down his “false statements” on various social media channels within the jurisdiction of the court, as well as to claim damages for defamation.

Ver has yet to reply regarding the current lawsuit. This is the second of its kind to be filed by Wright against Ver, with the first lawsuit denied in the UK for inappropriate jurisdiction over the subject.

In fact, Ver seems to be more occupied with opposing the proposed Bitcoin Cash protocol changes, wherein 8% of the BCH reward for newly-discovered blocks will be set aside as development funds of the network.

According to Ver’s Twitter, it should be the businesses and BCH holders who should fund any protocol development, not “self-appointed developers” who are saying that they do not have enough development funds.

The prominent Bitcoin Cash supporter is not the only person that Wright had sued for defamation. He also sued other personalities such as Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin, Blockstream CEO Adam Back, YouTuber Peter McCormack, and anonymous personality Hodlnaut.

Jesus is the Senior Editor of CoinQuora. He's been following the crypto space since 2016, and may possibly do so indefinitely. He covers various blockchain-based developments and crypto market trends.