The CEO of the Binance cryptocurrency exchange took to Twitter earlier threatening to delist Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision (BSV) from the platform.
The ultimatum comes in response to a feud between BSV proponent and notorious crypto-villain Craig Wright and a Twitter user @hodlonaut.
Craig Wright has been in the middle of many arguments and feuds in the space, mostly stemming from the fact that he has tirelessly claimed to be the creator of Bitcoin — Satoshi Nakamoto. Wright has never successfully moved any funds from the genesis Bitcoin wallet which many believe to be the only factor in identifying the true Satoshi.
Weeks ago, Wright gave up on Twitter, abandoning his account and threatened libel and defamation lawsuits against Hodlonaut and a slew of others. In a recent twist, Wright offered $5,000 to anyone who could provide personal information identifying Hodlonaut in real life.
Anonymity is a virtue that the majority of the cryptocurrency community holds dear. Engaging an angry mob to find out personal details about someone is a dangerous and slippery slope, and certainly doesn’t help Wright look any better.
In a massive outpouring of support for Hodlonaut and sanctity of anonymity, Twitter users have been changing their avatars to match that of Hodlonaut’s astronaut cat in solidarity, sporting the hashtag #weareallhodlonaut.
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) voiced his opinion on the matter by threatening to remove BSV from the exchange if Craig Wright doesn’t call off the hunt for Hodlonaut.
Craig Wright is not Satoshi.
Anymore of this sh!t, we delist! https://t.co/hrnt3fDACq
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) April 12, 2019
While CZ’s heart is in the right place, delisting BSV because of these matters would follow Wright on the low road. BSV should be allowed to compete to let the best blockchain prove itself based on fundamentals. Censoring a certain coin or project because of personal disputes does nothing to help further progress in the industry and would ultimately be hypocritical.
Do you think CZ was in the wrong to threaten delisting BSV over this feud? What are your thoughts on Craig Wright’s Twitter bounty? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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