Craig Wright, who claims to be the only real father of Bitcoin (BTC) for a long time, quits the lawsuit against Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum (ETH). This has been stated by both parties. The lawsuit was one of five brought by Wright against people who doubt his claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto.
Buterin was sued by Wright after he said, “Why is this fraudster getting speaking time at this conference” when Wright was a speaker at Deconomy 2018 in Seoul.
Buterin had talked further with other crypto experts and they also had their doubts about Wright’s statements. They would have evidence that what he said was wrong. After Buterin had not responded to the request made on 12 April asking whether Buterin would take back his comments, Wright’s lawyer filed a formal claim form against Buterin in the U.K.
But Buterin says it didn’t go any further than that. The lawsuit didn’t happen. Wright’s side of the story was slightly different, however, they indicated that Buterin chose not to be sued. Buterin chose not to be sued. They indicated that they had invited Vitalik to take part in the case in England, but he insisted on his right and had declined the invitation. As a result, it was not possible to sue under S.9 of the Defamation Act 2013.
Section 9 of the Defamation Act 2013 is about the prevention of defamation. It ensures that no lawsuits are filed purely to abuse the definition of defamation. In this case, it would give Wright a head start, but this Act ensures that he would first have to prove that he really is Satoshi and that Buterin is wrong.