In a continually evolving story, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, also known as CZ, announced in a recent tweet that Binance would be delisting Bitcoin SV, this news came after a series of tweets from Calvin Ayre of Coingeek, a large supporter of Bitcoin SV, revealed that Craig Wright who has claimed on multiple occasions that he is Satoshi Nakamoto will be seeking legal action against those who call his claim fraudulent.
It is common knowledge in the crypto community that the person, persons who make up Satoshi Nakamoto have been offline for many years or at the very least have not gone by that identity for some time and Craig Wright’s claims have been met with skepticism due to the fact that other than repeatedly calling himself Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright has not been able to prove his claim. But these claims are not new, for many years Craig Wright has claimed to be the creator of Bitcoin much to the amusement of the cryptocurrency community who generally respond to these claims with one form of mockery or another, but what happened to cause the delisting?
More than likely the cause of the delisting stemmed from a bounty put out by Craig Wright of $5000.00 to anyone who could reveal the identity of Twitter user @hodlonaut in what many consider an act of doxing which has already shown itself to be a very troubling aspect of online life. CZ has said via his Twitter account “Craig Wright is a fraud, the real Satoshi can digitally sign any message to prove it.”
This test has been the most common call for Craig Wright to prove his claim, the real Satoshi should be able to digitally sign the Bitcoin genesis block but Wright has yet to be able to do just that. Binance has given until July 22, 2019, for users to complete BSV withdrawals.
Other exchanges appear to be following Binance’s lead…Shapeshift CEO Erik Voorhees put out a statement on Twitter “We stand with @binance and CZ’s sentiments. We’ve decided to delist Bitcoin SV #BSV from @ShapeShift_io within 48 hrs.”
There is word that the cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is considering delisting but no official statement has been made as of this writing.