Craig Wright’s claim of him being Satoshi Nakamoto has been widely rejected by a lot of prominent people in the cryptocurrency space. However, Wright has been relentless in his quest to prove that he is the creator of Bitcoin, enough to even file “harassment and libel” lawsuits that claim he is Satoshi Nakamoto.
Even before lawsuits, Wright’s proofs weren’t credible enough to prove that he was the creator of Bitcoin. The blogs that he had published were allegedly fraudulent as reported by WikiLeaks. In addition, prominent personalities in the ecosystem like Vitalik Buterin, Changpeng Zhao, Mathew Green, Jerry Brito, etc, all believe that Craig Wright is not Satoshi Nakamoto.
The Recurring Scenario
Craig Wright’s claims started in 2015 and the community rejected his claim to being Satoshi Nakamoto multiple times, however, this has erupted again due to Wright’s lawsuits that are being sent various people in the crypto community. The “harassment and libel” lawsuits of Wright rests on him being able to provide strong proof that he is Satoshi Nakamoto.
Ways Wright can prove his claims
Craig Wright has multiple ways to prove that he is Satoshi Nakamoto and if he ever decided to do that, the whole argument would be put to rest. Some popular fool-proof ways he can stand by his statements which even cryptographers have agreed upon are:
- Signing with his private keys and moving some of the funds in the first few blocks.
- Wright could sign messages with the keys from dozens of the first bitcoin blocks.
- Using PGP Keys that belonged to Nakamoto to sign messages
- Combining the above-mentioned ways to prove to further solidify his claims.
The Road So Far
One of the exhibits submitted by Wright,