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Vitalik Buterin Calls ‘Mr. Bitcoin’ a Fraud in a Recent Conference


The identity of Satoshi Nakamoto has always been a hot topic in the crypto community. Sources have gathered proof and tried to connect Nakamoto with people such as Elon Musk or a person of similar status. Many people have come forward and claimed that they are the inventors of Bitcoin. One such individual is Dr. Craig Wright: ‘Mr. Bitcoin‘.

However, Ethereum’s founder, Vitalik Buterin, thinks otherwise. A Deconomy conference was held in South Korea yesterday, where Wright was a part of the panel “Bitcoin, Controversy over Principle”, along with’s Roger Ver and Blockstream’s Samson Mow. In a Q&A session, Buterin said, “Given that he makes so many non sequiturs and mistakes, why is this fraud allowed to speak at this conference?”

Vitalik Buterin Vs Craig Wright

Wright has failed to prove his claims but he insists that even if people don’t believe him, he doesn’t care. Interestingly, his posts on social media show that this topic does, in fact, bother him. While Buterin was busy live-tweeting the entire panel, Wright took to Twitter to point out how many doctorate degrees he had compared to Ethereum’s creator.

He continued to argue with a follower to properly describe his title.

Another Twitter thread showed that he had linked a YouTube video explaining 18 of his degrees to Buterin’s confrontational video.

When asked why he kept bringing up his PhD, he said, “When a person making a claim is presented as an expert who should be trusted when his or her expertise is not in the area being discussed. Mine IS in all aspects of bitcoin…”

Some users used GIFs to point out Wright’s fixation on his studies.

Others challenged him to prove that he is Nakamoto.

Many wrote that Bill Gates and Steve Jobs didn’t have degrees but ended up being immensely successful. However, Buterin reaffirmed his thoughts on Twitter, “So I *do* think both sides [Mow vs Ver] need to improve their discourse. But Craig Wright *is* crazy.”