Wright publicly claims to be part of the original bitcoin development team, and the face behind the pseudonymous signatory of the bitcoin whitepaper, 'Satoshi Nakamoto.' Rumors of Wright's alter-ego have circulated for years, and the programmer has fuelled those rumors using his personal blog to attack Bitcoin while simultaneously peddling his own cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Satoshi's Vision (BSV).
The cryptocurrency community is skeptical, with some referring to Wright as "Faketoshi." In addition, crypto exchange platform Binance delisted BSV on Monday, with a host of smaller exchanges following suit.
McAfee stepped into the ring on Wednesday, Tweeting "Enough is enough! There are at least a dozen crypto adherents who know the true identity of Satoshi. I can assure you, 100%, it is NOT Craig Wright."