Peter McCormack, presenter of the “What Bitcoin Did” podcast, receives strong support from the crypto community in his fight against Craig Wright’s defamation lawsuit. Industry figures such as Bitcoin developer Jameson Lopp, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, and cryptanalyst Josh Rager take sides in social media.
Peter receives support from heavyweights in the industry
Peter McCormack, a prominent figure in the crypto industry and host of the podcast “What Bitcoin Did”, has become the face of the crypto industry’s crackdown on Craig Wright – the controversial creator of Bitcoin offshoot Bitcoin SV.
McCormack, one of the recipients of Wright’s numerous defamation lawsuits, recently made the tough decision on how to proceed with the case. If the libel case comes to a full trial, it could cost him up to £ 750,000.
However, McCormack received immense support from the crypto community – hundreds offered to help with court costs. He was soon offered more than “just” money – dozens of lawyers, cryptographers and developers offered McCormack their professional help. One of them is Jameson Lopp, an experienced Bitcoin developer and CTO of Casa.display
Lopp, previously a guest of McCormack’s podcast, offered to fly to Britain and testify before a judge. He explained that McCormack’s readiness to fly to and interview the United States a few years ago was a favor he was more than willing to give back.
Lopp’s detailed research on Wright could help McCormack’s case
Lopp, a well-known figure in the crypto industry, showed up on his Twitter profile as an avid critic of Craig Wright. He is also the author of one of the best “deep dives” in Wright’s life – a research-rich piece titled “How Many Wrongs Make a Wright?”.
The article, published in early May, is the result of months of research and dozens of revisions by colleagues and legal experts. The long post not only deals with Wright’s numerous claims about Bitcoin, he also focuses on his biography.
With many seeing the article as the ultimate proof of Wright’s lies, Lopp could be a major asset in McCormack’s defense. His detailed research could be used to prove that Wright is a pathological liar-one whose claim to being Satoshi Nakamoto is no different from other lies he has already been convicted of.
Many prominent industry representatives follow Lopp’s initiative and offer support to McCormack. Michael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch and CrunchBase, told McCormack that he would protect the entire crypto community by rebelling against Wright. Josh McGruff, former CEO of Dogecoin, also supports.
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