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Craig Wright Divides the Stage: Vays to Battle, Lee to Boycott


The infamous Craig Wright, who made quite a name for himself after he went out and called himself the inventor of Bitcoin ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’, is under the spotlight yet again. This time he didn’t brag about being Satoshi, neither did he present falsified documents to prove his point in court but looks like it has something to do with his reputation preceding him.

The CC Forum on Blockchain, AI, and digital Innovation has started in London. There are quite a few notable names on the various panels that will be held during the event, but there is one particular panel that has stirred a lot of debate among the cryptocurrency community. The session is dubbed “The Global Centralized Financial System: What Are The Flaws & Challenges And What Are The Possible Solutions?” and is bound to feature Nouriel “Dr. Doom” Roubini, Craig Wright, Brock Pierce, Bobby Lee, and Tone Vays discussing on the matter.

Despite Roubini being the sceptic among the lot, Craig Wright is the one everyone is pointing their fingers at. Wright has been on the bad side of the entire cryptocurrency community since the day he started calling himself the creator of Bitcoin. He made multiple deliberate efforts to prove to world that he is the long lost Satoshi Nakamoto and was even accused of providing falsified documents to the court in a case involving David Kleiman, a deceased scientist. He was accused of stealing billions of dollars’ worth of bitcoin from Kleiman after he passed away in 2013.

What is more amusing to the community and some other invited speakers like Charlie lee was the fact that there is a separate panel called ‘What Was Your Purpose As Satoshi Writing The Whitepaper?’ Lee took to twitter to express his negativity. The comments were directed towards Tone Vays who is another prominent figure in the cryptocurrency community as a Bitcoin analyst. Lee’s tweet said:

Tone Vays who calls himself a Bitcoin maximalist, received serious backlash from the community and other panellist for having accepted the invitation of sharing the same stage as that of Wright. Vays had previously boycotted another conference back in May called Magical Crypto, held in New York on the grounds that he finds the concept of a panel in a Bitcoin conference with speakers who are known to be altcoinists, “hypocritical”. He responded to Lee’s tweet saying:

A lot of people have been criticizing Vays over the fact that he has still chosen to participate in the event.

The official twitter page of BitMex Research also expressed their discontent by posting reminders of court rulings and various fraud acquisitions against Wright.

As of now, the stage is divided into two halves with the likes of Charlie Lee to Boycott the even while Tone Vays wants to defend Bitcoin. The community believes that the best way to fight Wright’s statements is to boycott conferences that feature him. How future events will unfold is yet to be seen.

Anna Larsen
Anna Larsen has been a Crypto enthusiast since 2016. Fascinated by the technology and its usecases she decided to pursue a career in content creation related to this space. The journey has been exciting ever since.

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