Changpeng Zhao, co-founder and CEO of the major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, publicly expressed his distrust of the self-proclaimed Bitcoin (BTC) inventor and Bitcoin SV (BSV) founder Craig Wright.
In a tweet posted on February 24th, Zhao specifically stated that Craig Wright was “a scam”. He also apparently recommended not to invest in Bitcoin SV:
“Investing in a scam never ends well.”
In April 2019, Zhao’s exchange delisted Bitcoin SV after Wright took legal action against a Twitter user who said he was not Satoshi Nakamoto. “Evidence of unethical / fraudulent behavior” was given as reasons for deletion.
Wright’s claims are met with suspicion
Craig Wright is an Australian computer scientist who claims to be the person behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Satoshi Nakamoto is the nickname of the Bitcoin inventor when he published the project’s whitepaper in 2009 and then worked on the implementation of his idea.
Zhao isn’t the only notable personality to have shown a lack of confidence in Wright of late. As Cointelegraph recently reported, the pop culture star and actor who played Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek series also recently told William Shatner that he doesn’t think Wright is Satoshi. He said:
“Are you wondering why anyone would claim to be satoshi and provide zero evidence? Either hang up or shut up, right? “
Cointelegraph has asked Binance to comment further on the issue and will update the article as soon as we receive responses from Zhao.