An Australian scientist claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig S Wright, has deleted his Twitter account together with thousands of his tweets after saying that he will sue everyone who calls him a fraud. The Internet is guessing what was that? People on Twitter willingly called Wright a fraud many times in the thread that you can see below:
Do they want to be sued or they just want to laugh at one of the most controversial persons in the Bitcoin history?
A Little Bit Of History
Craig Wright claimed that he can technically prove that he’s Satoshi Nakamoto, a creator of Bitcoin, but he failed to come up with any real evidence. As we can judge, Wright doesn’t own the key for the initial transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain.
What makes the situation comic is that Wright has published a verification script that was supposed to identify him as the first person to use the blockchain, but this script appeared to be nonsense. As a true Satoshi Nakamoto Craig could use his private key to sign any message sent to his public key but he never used this proof method although this procedure is considered to be the easiest and quite accurate. Instead of proving his stance the right way he tried to fraud the audience but this attempt fell short.
We still don’t know how Craig Wright was going to get away with his deceptive “proof” that fooled only those who understand nothing about signatures and cryptocurrencies. The fraud was revealed quickly, no better proves followed from the Wright’s side. Now this person is quite infamous and laughable. It was within his hands NOT to try to do strange things, but he has chosen to do so.
Wright is suspected of stealing half a million to a million bitcoins from his partner Dave Kleiman. Both Kleiman and Wright are believed to be one of the earliest people working on Bitcoin development. So seemingly Wright is a rich person and he can afford some peace and rest outside the crypto community.
People will probably miss Craig and his hilarious tweets in which (for instance) he was bragging about his (super)power to deanonymize Monero and Zcash users. It is funny that a man calling himself a creator of Bitcoin claimed that he is going to work together with law enforcement to destroy these anonymous currencies (Monero & Zcash). He hoped that the agencies will forgive him for creating the very first cryptocurrency that for years was a staple for trafficking of illegal commodities.
Will Craig really sue everyone who calls him a fraud? Does he even need it considering the allegation that he’s a Bitcoin millionaire? It seems that Wright is just a person who can’t help making ridiculous statements and catch public attention. He deleted his Twitter, but it won’t take long for him to realize that he can’t live without attention, so he will probably have to register again. What name will he coin the next time? @RealSatoshi?