The cryptocurrency world is starting to close ranks against self-proclaimed “Satoshi ‎Nakamoto”, Australian computer scientist Craig Wright. In 2016 Wright claimed that he was Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin, though his evidence was largely dismissed as fraudulent.

Litecoin’s founder Charlie Lee is one of many in the cryptocurrency world frustrated at how much attention is still given to Wright, who is currently involved with nChain, a blockchain research company, and is a prominent exponent of Bitcoin Cash. Lee has now publicly described Wright as “a fraud” and says that he “will not attend or speak at any conference that invites CSW to speak”.

Lee’s statement is in line with the views of Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin. Buterin this week called Wright “crazy” and while at the Deconomy conference in Seoul asked from the audience, “why is this fraud allowed to speak at this conference?

The answer, according to many in the cryptocurrency world, is that Bitmain, a Bitcoin Cash favouring mining hardware manufacturer, is a sponsor of the conference.

Emin Gün Sirer, a Professor at Cornell and co-director of IC3, the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts, said that for once the cryptocurrency community could agree about something: a dismissal of Craig Wright.

Lee has also started the #NoCSW hashtag to get some momentum behind the anti-Wright campaign. Using the hashtag, Samson Mow, CSO of Blockstream and CEO of gaming company Pixelmatic, revealed that he spoke with Buterin at the Deconomy conference about how “something needs to be done about CSW”.

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