|Place of birth||Reading, U.K.|
|Place of residence||Bedford, U.K.|
|Known for||Hosting podcasts "What Bitcoin Did" and "Defiance"|
Former advertising guru Peter McCormack is the host of the podcasts "What Bitcoin Did" and "Defiance." "What Bitcoin Did" has grown to become one of the most listened-to podcasts in the space, featuring interviews with industry pioneers such as Charlie Shrem, Caitlin Long, Nick Szabo and more. In April 2019, McCormack famously accused Craig Wright of fraud for claiming to be Bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto. Wright responded by filing a libel claim against McCormack in the U.K. Many in the Bitcoin community have voiced their support for McCormack in the ongoing case.
Peter McCormack's 2019:
Whether or not one accepts Craig Wright's controversial claims of being Bitcoin inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto, McCormack's very public accusation of Wright being a fraud and the lawsuit that followed was certainly one of the most notable events in McCormack's 2019. Another highlight of McCormack's year was the launch of "Defiance," a podcast that extends beyond the topic of Bitcoin to cover other instances of defying authority or convention, ranging from surveillance states, the Hong Kong protests, the Jeffrey Epstein case, information warfare, as well as the challenges and rewards of raising a child with Down syndrome.
What Cointelegraph expects for 2020:
McCormack doesn't show any sign of slowing down on the podcasting front, with a third show, "The Peter McCormack Show," slated for release sometime in 2020. We expect that 2020 will feature many more in-depth conversations around Bitcoin and the act of defiance. While it's impossible to know if Wright's defamation suit against McCormack will reach a resolution in this new year, the Bitcoin community eagerly awaits any resolution to Wright's high-profile legal battles.