Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed creator of Bitcoin (BTC), is said to continue to file additional defamation lawsuits against the alleged competitors, despite none of his previous attempts being successful.
On August 25, Wright filed a defamation lawsuit against Roger Ver in the Antigua and Barbuda Supreme Court, according to industry publication CoinGeek.
According to an official defamation lawsuit from CoinGeek, Wright is seeking legal action against Ver for publicly declaring that Wright is not the real Satoshi Nakamoto – the creator of the unknown Bitcoin. The court document specifically refers to the video message Veer sent to Wright in May 2019 that said, “Craig Wright is a liar and a fraud, so sue me again.”
The new defamation lawsuit aims to issue an injunction barring Ver from showing similar “defamation” allegations on platforms such as YouTube and Twitter, as well as paying damages for defamation, as stated in the document.
Reportedly, Wright had previously filed a defamation lawsuit in the High Court of England and Wales because he called him a liar and a cheater on a YouTube video in 2019. The video was later deleted for violating YouTube Community Guidelines, leading to a defamation lawsuit against Wright in 2019. May 2019. Although the video has been removed from YouTube, Ver’s message to Wright is still available on his official Twitter account at press time.
Then the High Court of England rejected Wright’s defamation lawsuit in July 2019 based on the jurisdiction cases. The Court of Appeals in England and Wales also rejected Wright’s appeal, claiming that the May 2020 lawsuit was not a UK-related case.
The new defamation lawsuit appears to have a greater chance of jurisdiction because both Wright and an abundance of Antigua and Barbuda citizens, according to the court document.
As reported by Cointelegraph, Wright is an Australian citizen who allegedly lives in London. The Australian scientist claimed to be a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda, not Australia, in 2019.
As a citizen of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Veer appears to have acquired his citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda through the Citizenship Investment Program.
Wright and Faire did not immediately respond to Cointelegraph’s request for comment.