Editorial

Dr. Craig Wright

Contradictions

In reality, life can be complex. Contradictions exist because humans are messy. There is a quote by Ayn Rand that I like even though it’s not technically correct:

_”Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong”._

In maths, we know that this is correct the world is not mathematics and people are not rational. That stated, whenever a contradiction does exist, we know that we do need to check our premises. What we find is that there is something amiss.

What I’d like you to think about is very simple. I am being painted as a fraud and a criminal by people who opposed me and my ideals. My ideas involve delivering an immutable evidence chain that will record transactions and make fraud difficult. On the other hand, we have people who promote anarchy and crime.

Let’s have a look at some of the critical detractors. Greg Maxwell was involved in anti-sec and helped with the theft of thousands of copyrighted documents and other intellectual property. He broke into computer systems and altered records and released this stolen information to the world and yet, he calls for me to be imprisoned as he claims I altered records.

Roger Ver is seeking to create dark web markets, and he was an early promoter and proponent of Silk Road. He was imprisoned for selling explosives and for fraudulently signing a declaration stating that these were not explosives amongst other things. He is promoting systems that will allow anarchy, drug markets, assassination markets and crime generally. And Yet, he calls me a fraud.

Vitalik Buterin has been behind the creation of the biggest Ponzi market and schemes this decade with ICO‘s that have extracted billions of dollars from unwary individuals. These ratios were created with the sole purpose of allowing people to bypass regulatory control and extract money from individuals who would not be permitted to trade as they are uninformed and unsophisticated investors generally. Vitalik calls this democratizing finance; generally, a term used when people seek to dupe the naive. He calls BSV a scam as we try to work within the government and regulatory controls.

CZ of Binance, and individual’s associated with him, run one of the largest money-laundering operations in the free world and seek to allow individuals to launder money using cryptocurrency easily. He calls me a fraud because I try to add KYC and AML requirements to bitcoin and other exchanges.

Effectively, these people call me a fraud because I’m willing to work within a regulatory framework. All these people opposing me seek a system that allows drug markets and crime.

What is interesting is that all of these individuals and practically everyone opposing me seeks to create a system that allows illegal activities to occur with impunity. I’m seeking a system that works within the justice system and law. Which one seems more likely to be the fraud?

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