January 31, 2023

Craig Wright: either I am Satoshi, or he coordinated me - choose

Craig Wright once again promised to provide evidence that he is the creator of Bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto, but mentioned the latter in the third person.

The incident occurred during the London conference CC London Investment in Blockchain and AI Forum 2019, reports Cointelegraph.

“Either I am Satoshi, or he coordinated me. Choose. It doesn’t bother me much, since he stole entire paragraphs from one of my works. Therefore, it’s either me or ... I don’t care whether you like it or not ”- he summed up.

Wright had in mind the scientific work that he allegedly wrote in 2008, but the community has no evidence of its existence. According to him, the white paper of bitcoin contains parts of it.

Moreover, his statements have repeatedly turned out to be partial or complete lies. Doubts about his honesty appeared even before the creation of bitcoin - in one of the court cases of 2005.

In 2015, he made changes to entries on his blog from 2008, adding a section about cryptocurrencies, although this text is missing from the 2014 snapshot from the web archive.

In the sensational case of Kleiman v. Wright, in which the court ordered him to pay 500,000 BTC, the scientist repeatedly faked evidence.

Swearing, technical nonsense and tears: how Craig Wright spoke about the shame for bitcoin and the willingness to give 1 million BTC

The entrepreneur also attributed to himself a degree from the Australian University of Charles Stewart, which he was never given out, and he coordinated some academic work.

The supplier of supercomputers C01N denies any connection with the scientist, although Wright claimed to own such a device.

Read more about the history of Craig Wright’s claim to Satoshi Nakamoto’s laurels at:

From the drug dealer to Ilona Mask: how Satoshi Nakamoto managed to remain anonymous after ten years of searching