Yesterday, it emerged that some unknown prankster has bought the domain “Loser.com” and had it automatically forward to Craig Wright’s Wikipedia page. Today, it turns out that someone has performed the exact same prank on the controversial Bitcoin SV proponent using a much more offensive domain.
The trolling comes in response to Craig Wright’s efforts to be recognised as the creator of Bitcoin. However, recent evidence from the court case between Wright and the estate of David Kleiman suggests that documents the Australian computer scientist was falling back on to prove his claims to be fraudulent.
Bitcoin Community Show Disdain for Craig Wright in Typical Creative Style
Yesterday, it emerged that an anonymous prankster and presumably Bitcoin (BTC) fan has bought the domain Loser.com and redirected the page to Wright’s Wikipedia page. If you pay the site a visit, you can see for yourself.
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According to GoDaddy, the domain will have cost over $21,000. However, for a passionate Bitcoin OG, this would likely be chump change, particularly given the rise in Bitcoin prices already in 2019.
As if that wasn’t enough, today, a copycat prankster appears to have upped the ante. As highlighted by one of Wright’s staunchest critics, Peter McCormack, via Twitter earlier today, a second domain has been bought to troll so-called Satoshi.
Perhaps the most offensive word in the English language, GoDaddy estimates that C**t.com cost just less than Loser.com. The service’s domain valuation tool estimates $20,916. Still, this is quite the investment for a simple trolling but evidently some Bitcoiner somewhere thinks it’s worth it.
The beef with Craig Wright revolves around the computer scientist’s claims to be the creator of Bitcoin. Although he has made such claims for years now, he was considered more of a figure of ridicule in the space until the end of last year when he was a large cause behind the Bitcoin Cash hard fork. He then made all kinds of brash claims about being able to destroy the other side of the fork in some hash war that never really materialised.
Wright has since been on the offensive against just about anyone who dares claim that he is not Satoshi Nakamoto. In fact, various members of the Bitcoin community have been targeted with legal action for calling out the Australian computer scientist on his claims.
Earlier this year, the controversial figure further roused the Bitcoin community’s ire by attempting to have the Bitcoin whitepaper copyrighted under his name.
The latest development in the Wright saga is rather more favourable to those who doubt him, however. In the legal case brought against Wright by the estate of David Kleiman, an early contributor to Bitcoin, Craig appears to have submitted fraudulent evidence to support his claims. A digital copy of a letter supposedly dated before Kleiman’s death actually shows a copyright of one of the fonts used as being from 2015. This means there is literally no way the letter can be from when Wright says it is. It seems likely that this will jeopardise his case.
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