In essence, one can describe the crypto space as a group of tech-savvy individuals who are very entrenched into the coins or tokens they feel have potential. Once there’s a conflict between members, the crypto world is shaken, in like manner as the volatility of the market. This crazy volatility is in the form of the action taken on Craig Wright’s coin, Bitcoin SV by Binance exchange.
Craig Wright has sparked up a lot of reactions
since his claims that he’s the anonymous creator of the first cryptocurrency,
Bitcoin. His assertions that he’s the famed Satoshi Nakamoto have gotten him a
few acquaintances in the industry.
For a short while now, Binance CEO has been at
loggerheads with Craig Wright over his claims and his cyberspace ‘bullying’.
Things finally became heated after Binance delisted Bitcoin SV yesterday. The
delisting has received mixed reactions from the cryptocurrency community. Some
are commending the move, while others feel Zhao shouldn’t have done that.
Opinions on the Delisting
The co-founder of Cardano, Charles Hoskinson,
reacted to the delisting a while after. He encouraged other people in the
crypto space to clone Binance’s action. He stated that he was proud of Binance
and Zhao and its stance against deception and bullying in the crypto space. He
also referred to this conflict as ‘a dark phase in crypto’s history’.
The CEO of ShapeShift, Erik Vorhees, declared
that he and his company stood with Binance on their decision. The American
startup founder and co-founder of Coinapult also indicated that within two
days, ShapeShift would delist Bitcoin SV.
John McAfee, possibly the most followed and most
popular crypto bull also weighed in. He noted that Wright’s claims had gone too
far and revealed a shocking claim. He said that at least twelve individuals knew
the real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. He also reassured the crypto world that
it wasn’t Craig Wright. He then proceeded to attack Wright again asking if he
However, some crypto enthusiasts felt that the
delisting by various exchanges was not necessary. One user even compared
ShapeShift’s delisting of Bitcoin SV to Paypal’s removal of Wikileaks.
Well known Crypto trader, Alex Kruger also
weighed in indicating that exchanges make good money from listing altcoins. He
subtly took Bitcoin SV’s side by stating that while exchanges were delisting
Bitcoin SV, they should also delist all other ‘useless’ coins.
Effects of Wright’s Claims on the Crypto Space
Craig Wright’s statements have made him a social
pariah in the crypto space with several viewing the man and his inspired
Bitcoin Cash hard fork, a scam. Binance has drawn the line on Wright’s claims
and in doing so, have been established as a significant player in the crypto
space. Several are questioning if their decision is right or wrong.
Bitcoin SV’s value has dropped by 25% since
Binance announced the delisting and $6 billion had been wiped out of crypto’s