Craig Wright Drops Appeal Against Hodlonaut in Norway

Craig Wright, known for claiming to be the inventor of Bitcoin, has dropped his appeal against Norwegian bitcoiner Hodlonaut after nearly five years of legal battles over social media posts. This decision follows a UK judge’s ruling that Wright is not the creator of Bitcoin. Hodlonaut had initially brought the case against Wright to preempt a defamation lawsuit in the UK, where laws heavily favor the plaintiff.

A Norwegian court had previously ruled in favor of Hodlonaut, concluding that Wright had lied and cheated in his attempt to prove his identity as Satoshi Nakamoto. Wright’s decision to drop the appeal comes just a month after he lost a separate court case in the UK, where it was definitively established that he is not the author of the Bitcoin whitepaper or the creator of the Bitcoin system.

Despite these legal setbacks, other litigation involving Wright, including another defamation case against Hodlonaut in the UK, remains ongoing. Wright and his billionaire supporter, Calvin Ayre, have been relatively quiet following the recent legal defeats. However, the conclusion of Wright’s appeal in Norway marks a significant development in the prolonged legal battle over his claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto.

As the legal proceedings continue, the cryptocurrency community awaits further developments regarding Wright’s assertions and the broader implications for Bitcoin’s history and its creator’s identity.