A message, signed by 145 wallets that extracted Bitcoin (BTC) during the early years of cryptocurrency, called Craig Wright „a liar and a cheat“:
„Craig Steven Wright is a liar and a cheat. He does not have the keys used to sign this message.
The Lightning Network is a great achievement. However, we must continue to work to improve our on-chain capabilities.
Unfortunately, the solution is not simply to change a constant in the code or allow powerful figures to kick everyone else out.
We are all Satoshi Nakamoto.“
These 145 addresses are part of the list of wallets apparently belonging to Craig Wright, which he presented in court during the court case against Ira Kleiman.
However, on more than one occasion Wright has failed to prove ownership of the alleged funds of Satoshi Nakamoto, who is said to have undermined over one million BTC. Many therefore doubt that Wright is the real Satoshi, unlike what has been repeatedly repeated by Australian computer scientists.
A message from Satoshi?
The message in question is very similar to an announcement dating back to 2015 and coming from Satoshi’s e-mail address:
„I’m not Craig Wright. We are all Satoshi.“
Although the first part of the new statement repeats the same concept, namely that Craig Wright is not the creator of Bitcoin, the message goes on to criticize the choice that led to the birth of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) in 2017: to increase the size of the blocks in order to improve the scalability of the network, to the detriment of decentralization.
This is the second time in less than a week that one of Bitcoin’s very first wallets has suddenly come back into operation. Some members of the community assumed that that address, created in February 2009, belongs to Nakamoto.
How will the Kleiman case evolve?
The Kleiman case is based entirely on the assumption that Wright is the real Satoshi, which would give Ira Kleiman the right to half of those Bitcoins.
After lying and submitting false documents in court, unsuccessfully trying to prove ownership of Satoshi’s coins, it becomes increasingly apparent that Craig Wright is not who he says he is.
This month, John McAfee, creator of the McAfee antivirus software of the same name, claimed to know Nakamoto’s true identity. He planned to reveal this information to the public, but changed his mind after receiving a phone call from Satoshi himself.
In April, Charles Hoskinson, co-founder of both Bitcoin Circuit / Bitcoin Code / Bitcoin Trader / Immediate Edge / Bitcoin Profit / Bitcoin Evolution / The News Spy / Bitcoin Revolution / Bitcoin Billionaire / Bitcoin Era and Cardano (ADA), suggested that the most effective way to identify Bitcoin’s creator is to apply stylometry to the cryptocurrency code:
„It would be considerably more efficient. The stylometry of the code is much more accurate. Here is an article on the subject (https://usenix.org/node/190845). This method is commonly used to identify malware authors, and is usually very effective.“