Binance Delists BCHSV, CEO Calls Craig Wright “a Fraud”

CEO Changpeng Zhao threatened to remove the coin on Friday after Wright threatened several Twitter users with legal action

Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, announced on Monday that it is delisting Bitcoin SV (BCHSV).

The announcement came after Binance’s chief executive officer, Changpeng Zhao, said that one of the key figures behind the coin – Craig Wright – is “a fraud.”

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Wright will be familiar to many in the world of cryptocurrency as the man who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto – the mysterious figure who invented bitcoin a decade ago.

A month ago, Wright quit Twitter in a rage after users on the site continually accused him of being a fraud.

He followed that up by sending ‘cease and desist-style’ letters to anyone who said that he was a liar.

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That caught the attention – and ire – of Zhao.

“Craig Wright is not Satoshi,” the Binance CEO tweeted on Friday. “Anymore of this sh!t, we delist!”

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And, as there was more of that sh!t, and as Zhao is a man of his word, Binance delisted BCHSV this Monday.

“We periodically review each digital asset we list to ensure that it continues to meet the high level of standard we expect,” the exchange said in a statement.

“When a coin or token no longer meets this standard, or the industry changes, we conduct a more in-depth review and potentially delist it.”

In the meantime, the battle between Wright’s lawyers and the people he believes have slandered him continues.

Binance’s CEO, however, is unlikely to be cowed by threats of legal action.

“The real Satoshi can digitally sign any message to prove it,” he tweeted on Friday. “This is as simple as breathing for him/her. And we have the pub key. Until then, everyone is Satoshi, except Craig Wright!”

 

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