Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao: Bitcoin SV Founder Craig Wright ‘Is a Fraud’


Changpeng Zhao, the co-founder and CEO of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance publicly expressed distrust towards self-proclaimed Bitcoin (BTC) creator and Bitcoin SV (BSV) founder Craig Wright.

In a tweet published on Feb. 24, Zhao explicitly said that Craig Wright “is a fraud.” He also seemingly recommended not to invest in Bitcoin SV:

“Investing in a fraud never ends well.”

In April 2019, Zhao’s exchange delisted Bitcoin SV after Wright took legal action against a Twitter user that said he is not Satoshi Nakamoto. The exchange cited “evidence of unethical/fraudulent conduct” among the reasons for the delisting.

Wright’s claims are met with distrust

Craig Wright is an Australian computer scientist that claims to be the person behind the Satoshi Nakamoto pseudonym. Satoshi Nakamoto is the nickname used by the Bitcoin creator when publishing the project’s whitepaper was published in 2009 and then when collaborating on the implementation of his idea.

Zhao is not the only notable figure that has recently expressed a lack of trust towards Wright. As Cointelegraph recently reported, pop culture star and actor that played Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek series William Shatner also recently said that he does not believe Wright to be Satoshi. He said:

“Ask yourself why would someone claim to be Satoshi and offer zero proof? Either put up or shut up, right?”

Cointelegraph asked Binance to comment further on the issue and will update the article as soon as we receive Zhao’s answers.

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