Craig Wright withdrew the lawsuit against Vitalik Buterin
The infamous entrepreneur Craig Wright, who claims to be the creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, and regularly file lawsuits against key representatives of the crypto industry, has closed the trial against the creator of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin.
In a dialogue with Decrypt reporters, Vitalik Buterin said that Craig Wright withdrew the suit for defending honor and dignity to a British court, which he filed after Vitalik’s comments at the Deconomy conference in Seoul in spring 2018.
Then Vitalik Buterin said the phrase: “Why was this fraudster allowed to speak at the conference?”, which was addressed to Wright. It is worth noting that Vitalik was one of the first not only to doubt the veracity of the statements of “the self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto” but openly called him a fraudster.
In response to the phrase of the creator of Ethereum, the scandalous businessman decided to sue him for the protection of honor and dignity. Other famous personalities in the cryptocurrency industry that Wright decided to sue to include: Blockstream CEO Adam Beck, founder of Bitcoin.com, Roger Ver, What Bitcoin Did podcast lead Peter McCormack, and popular on the Hodlonaut Twitter community.
As for Buterin, Craig Wright’s lawyers sent a letter to the founder of Ethereum urging them to publicly apologize and abandon their words. After Vitalik ignored these requests, the case went to court.
"He did actually file a case. In my / our case as far as I remember they just didn't follow up on the lawsuit and ultimately the deadline ran out” — commented Vitalik Buterin.
But the lawyers of the “injured” businessman think differently:
“We invited Vitalik to participate in a UK case seeking redress for his defamatory comments. He stood on his rights and declined to respond to our letter to him. As he would have known, that meant it was not going to be realistically possible to bring him into UK defamation proceedings, because of S.9 of the Defamation Act 2013”
The Defamation Act 2013 (c 26) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which reformed English defamation law on issues of the right to freedom of expression and the protection of reputation. It also comprised a response to perceptions that the law as it stood was giving rise to libel tourism and other inappropriate claims. — Wikipedia
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