ROGER VER an early adopter of Bitcoin said that he is having second thoughts about his former alliance with self-described Bitcoin creator Craig Wright.
Roger, the owner of crypto wallet service and bitcoin cash mining pool Bitcoin.com, stated in a newly-uploaded YouTube video that Wright, nChain, is the developer of BCH software implementation Bitcoin SV had “fooled” him.
Roger outspoken that “It’s never easy to admit that you’ve been fooled, but maybe I’ve been fooled,” Ver said while sharing a screenshot of an email that Wright had allegedly sent him after he publicly backed BCH development group Bitcoin ABC, not Wright’s SV in the debate over the impending BCH hard fork.
Wright allegedly wrote:
“Side with ABC, you hate bitcoin, you are my enemy. You have f–king, no idea what that means. You Will. I AM Satoshi. Have a nice life. You will now discover me when pissed off. And, no. You Could have had proof. Your choice. F–k you.”
Ver claimed that his spat with Wright is about more than personal insults and political differences. He said that, over time, he had become skeptical about Wright’s technical acumen.
They can piss off to #Dash
They are NOT adding this to #BCH
This is the ONLY real use case they have and it is not happening!
— Dr Craig S Wright (@ProfFaustus) November 8, 2018
Roger Ver said, adding later that Wright had refused to engage in a technical debate at a recent BCH mining conference.
“It seems strange to have Craig refuse to engage in any sort of technical debate there, and my suspicion at this point is that he can’t. And I’ve seen a bunch of things happen that make me skeptical — very, very, deeply skeptical.”
“Satoshi or not, the things Craig Wright is saying are exactly the things that caused me to sign up for Bitcoin in the first place,” Roger Ver told Motherboard last year. “They are also the things that led to its success.”
Now, though, Ver said that even incontrovertible proof that Wright is Satoshi would do nothing to change his opinion of him or his vision for BCH. Paraphrasing Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, Roger said that if Wright did turn out to be Satoshi, it would lower his opinion of Satoshi not elevate his opinion of Wright.