McCormack Vs Wright – You Can’t Harm An Already Bad Reputation

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Yesterday saw the release of ‘What Bitcoin Did’ podcaster, Peter McCormack’s legal defence against Craig Wright. Wright sued McCormack for libel over tweets suggesting that he wasn’t really Bitcoin’s creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. McCormack’s defence basically states that Wright’s suit is a cynical waste of the court’s time. Craig Wright – Hoisted With His Own Petard The legal notice to Wright’s lawyers is mired in legalese, but still manages to be quite an entertaining read. It states that the contention that Wright has or could suffer serious harm to his reputation is fanciful. The allegation that he fraudulently claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, is purely the result of his own actions. In repeatedly publicly promising and conspicuously failing to provide proof to the contrary, he has built himself a negative reputation. …within the bitcoin and cryptocurrency sector in particular, the allegation of lying is synonymous with your client and he has…

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