Recently the Crypto side of Twitter exploded with #WeAreAllHodlonaut and #CraigWrightIsAFraud hashtags. Popular Crypto Twitter influencers started changing their profile pics and Twitter names to Hodlonaut. At the moment, CT is looking like one person is posting everything.
How it all started?
While there isn’t one exact moment from which all this escalated, much rather, those are series of events that lead to this. @Hodlonaut has been very active on despising the legitimacy of Craig Wright’s claims of being the real Satoshi Nakamoto. He started the hashtag movement #CraigWrightIsAFraud and was very active on Twitter in spreading this. Also, Hodlonaut is the creator of the Lightning Torch which spread all around the world. With the help of his idea, Lightning Network Trust Chain has been around 56 countries in 83 days. Overall 293 passers of the Lightning Torch. Thanks to Hodlonaut, many users saw the opportunities what LN can offer.
Apparently, Craig Wright got really offended by this and started to threaten Hodlonaut for legal actions. He sent a legal letter to Hodlonaut asking for an apology or else he will sue him.
The letter consists of Wrights lawyers advising Hodlonaut to remove all the #CraigWrightIsAFraud tweets and apologize to him. Moreover, Wrights lawyers state that this hashtag movement has caused “serious harm to Wright”. While Hodlonaut has removed everything, even his profile from Twitter, Wright still insists on an apology. They even have pre-written the apology for him and it goes:
“I was wrong to allege Craig Wright fraudulently claimed to be Satoshi. I accept he is Satoshi. [I am] sorry Dr. Wright. I will not repeat this libel.”
Later, Coingeek.com, which’s owner is Calvin Ayre and also a close friend to Craig Wright did a very biased article in which they basically explain everything mentioned in the legal letter. However, the article also offers $5,000 worth of BSV to the one who can identify Hodlonaut from his pictures. Hodlonaut has never shown his face in any of his photos. However, there are a few arm tattoos that are visible. Basically, this and the fact that he is from Norway, Oslo, are the only leads.
Not only Hodlonaut, but all other Crypto Twitter users who shared the same hashtag are threatened by Calvin Ayre and Craig Wright.
A massive movement erupted
In order to help Hodlonaut and the work that he has done in the crypto environment, many popular and not so popular Twitter people stated to show support for Hodlonaut by changing their Twitter name and profile picture to Hodlonaut’s. That basically is a cat in a space suit. So if you are following all the main Bitcoin supporters, your Twitter feed looks like it’s all coming from one person. Popular crypto supporters such as Pierre Rochard, Francis Pouliot, Giacomo Zucco, The Crypto Dog and many more have done this in order to raise awareness of this situation.
CZ of Binance steps in.
Possibly the last drop in this hoax was when the CEO of Binance, Changpeng Zhao, tweeted:
This tweet caused a storm of appreciations and condemnations. First of all, many users showed respect to CZ for taking up this issue and showing a clear view of it, by stating that Craig is not Satoshi. Second, users started to doubt whether this was a good move from the CEO of the worlds largest cryptocurrency trading platform. The main concern is that, if he can do this to BSV, then this means, he can do this for any cryptocurrency on Binance. Talk about centralization.
But when speaking about a united crypto space – it almost feels like there are no BSV supporters on Twitter, or just the Bitcoin camp is massively taking over so that the BSV content just simply isn’t visible anymore. No offense to anybody, but from our Twitter feed, it looks like Calvin and Craig are two against the whole Bitcoin camp. Moreover, Bitcoin Magazine also has stepped in the party:
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