Hodlonaut Wins Defamation Case Against Craig Wright – Bitcoin Magazine

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Hodlonaut, a pseudonymous Bitcoiner, has won a court case for defamation against Craig Wright who claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto in a Norwegian court, per a translated transcript sent to Bitcoin Magazine.

While this case did not seek a definitive answer to the question of legitimacy to Wright’s claims, the judge did need to ascertain the likelihood of the possibility that Wright was telling the truth about being the creator of Bitcoin in order to decide if Hodlonaut was liable for damages based on his social media statements.

“The prevailing opinion in the media (including Gizmodo, 11 December 2015, BBC News, 2 May 2016, The Guardian, 3 May 2016 and GQ Magazine, 18 November 2016) has been, and is, that Wright is unlikely to be Satoshi Nakamoto,” reads the transcript.

However, the prevailing opinion of the media was most likely not a determining factor in discerning Wright’s claims of being the founder of Bitcoin. Although, media opinion and other factors did help the court’s determination as to whether or not Hodlonaut’s comments were unlawful.



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