In a world where the cryptocurrency market is rife with speculation, rumours, and high-stakes legal battles, fresh revelations from Christen Ager-Hanssen have sent shockwaves through the community. Ager-Hanssen, a prominent figure in the tech and investment sectors, recently announced that he is set to leak an email from Calvin Ayre, a well-known entrepreneur and Bitcoin SV proponent, discussing a deal with Craig Wright’s ex-wife, Lynn Wright.
The email allegedly reveals Ayre’s willingness for witness tampering to manipulate court proceedings to support Craig Wright’s claim of being Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin.
The Deal with Lynn Wright
According to Ager-Hanssen, the email reveals that Calvin Ayre was prepared to pay people to create a narrative in court that would favor Craig Wright, also known by the Twitter handle @Dr_CSWright. The objective was to convince the court and the public that Wright is indeed Satoshi Nakamoto.
If successful, Ayre allegedly had a deal in place that would give him 50% of the original Satoshi coins, which is the equivalent of $40 billion dollars at current rates. Ager-Hanssen claims to have this document as well, adding another layer of complexity to an already convoluted saga.
Side note, @nchain is also scrubbing @agerhanssen's name from press releases and making it look like Stefan Matthews was CEO the whole time.— Mark Hunter (@Twentynothing00) October 2, 2023
Here's the PR from March (https://t.co/HQMo8jxLiw) and rewritten over the weekend (https://t.co/BOFFaRlVEJ)
What a professional company. https://t.co/eJPJVgLtQm pic.twitter.com/qsKpKfaUpR
The $100 Million Offer
The whistleblower further alleges that Ayre offered him and Ali Zafar, King’s Counsel, a staggering $100 million each to assist in winning the case. However, both Ager-Hanssen and Zafar were not willing to compromise their integrity by getting witnesses to lie about facts. They made it clear to Ayre that the only way Craig Wright could win the case was by using his cryptographic keys and coming clean about any fraudulent documents he may have created.
The Moral Dilemma
Ager-Hanssen states that he was “paralyzed and shocked” to learn about Ayre’s alleged tactics. He felt compelled to blow the whistle on this matter, as remaining silent would make him complicit in Calvin Ayre’s purported attempts to tamper with witnesses. “I don’t mind fighting for what I believe in, but no money in the world will get me to do this,” Ager-Hanssen declared, emphasizing the ethical line he was not willing to cross.
The Hashtag Heard Around the Crypto World
The hashtag #Faketoshi, used by Ager-Hanssen in his revelation, encapsulates the scepticism many in the crypto community have long held regarding Craig Wright’s claim to be Satoshi. This new leak, if proven true, could not only jeopardize Wright’s ongoing legal battles but also tarnish the reputations of those involved in these alleged backroom deals.
More Changes Around nChain
Look CAH has NEVER started or run a successful company…all he does is lie to get in and then try to steal assets. This is not complicated. Its all out there, do your own research. He was gone the second I bought control and that is all thats happening. I fix companies.— Calvin Ayre (@CalvinAyre) October 2, 2023
The recent distancing of Stefan Matthew from Craig Wright, as revealed by Christen Ager-Hanssen, is a seismic shift in the crypto community’s ongoing saga surrounding the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. Matthew’s resignation as a director in Wright International Investments UK LTD is a telling move that seems to echo the sentiment of “rats fleeing a sinking ship.” This development aligns perfectly with Ager-Hanssen’s earlier predictions, adding another layer of complexity to the already convoluted narrative surrounding Wright’s claims of being the elusive Satoshi.
The Satoshi Twitter Account
Intriguingly, this distancing comes at a time when the @satoshi Twitter account has shown unusual activity. According to Ager-Hanssen, this account, which had been dormant since October 2018, has been taken over by Craig Wright. The previous owner, Andy Rowe, is known to be a Craig Wright enthusiast. The account recently unfollowed 15 people it had been following, including Calvin Ayre and Stefan Matthew, which happened on Monday, 25th September, right after Craig Wright was reportedly “sacked” by Ager-Hanssen and Matthew. This raises questions about whether the Twitter account’s activity is a calculated move to control the narrative or simply a coincidence.
Isn’t it a coincident that @satoshi account is used during this time when I expose Craig?— Christen Ager-Hanssen (@agerhanssen) October 2, 2023
That account has been taken over by Craig. The previous owner is a Craig Wright fanboy @andyrowe
Don’t be fooled guys! pic.twitter.com/4qtn8Dhx2P
The unfolding of these events adds fuel to the fire of speculation and debate over the true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto and the legitimacy of Craig Wright’s claims. As key players like Stefan Matthew distance themselves, and as more revelations come to light, the crypto community is left to ponder the implications of these developments. It’s clear that the story is far from over, and each twist and turn only deepens the mystery while heightening the stakes for those involved.
The Bitcoin SV (BSV) community is currently experiencing a schism, largely influenced by the revelations from Christen Ager-Hanssen. One faction remains steadfast in their support for the core team and the blockchain’s underlying purpose. This group is no stranger to controversy and turbulence, primarily due to their association with Craig Wright, whose legal battles and public pronouncements have often put them in the line of fire. However, their resilience is noteworthy; they’ve weathered more storms than most in the crypto space and see no reason to waver now.
Keep it rolling Hanssen, am enjoying every minute 😉— Mr.Bitcoin Schwab 🇸🇪🇦🇱🇺🇸 (@Mr_Bitcorn) October 2, 2023
Another segment of the BSV community advocates for a “clean-up” of nChain and a restructuring of leadership within the BSV ecosystem. They view the recent revelations as an opportunity to reassess and recalibrate the direction of BSV, distancing it from the contentious and polarizing figure of Craig Wright. For this group, the focus is on long-term sustainability and credibility, which they believe can only be achieved through internal reform.
Caught in the middle are those who find themselves undecided, yet deeply engrossed in the unfolding drama. This group is not ready to take a definitive stance but is keenly observing each development as it comes. Their indecision is not to be mistaken for apathy; rather, it reflects the complexity and high stakes of the situation. As they remain glued to their PC monitors awaiting further news, their eventual leanings could well be the tipping point for the future direction of the BSV community.
I am so glad we finally have a BSV leader with enough strength to cut through the bullshit. If we want to succeed we need to clean up our community of bad actors. Thank you CAH 🙏— Tyler (@Cobra0l) October 2, 2023
Another Twist in the Tale
As the crypto world awaits the release of the email, the allegations have already ignited fierce debates and speculation. The ethical implications are profound, raising questions about the lengths to which individuals are willing to go to control the narrative surrounding the enigmatic figure of Satoshi Nakamoto. While the truth remains to be fully uncovered, one thing is certain: Christen Ager-Hanssen’s decision to come forward has added another twist to the already tangled web of crypto controversies.
- Lucy Walker is a journalist that covers finance, health and beauty since 2014. She has been writing for various online publications.
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