Craig Wright has always claimed that he is the real “Satoshi Nakamoto” (a pseudonym), the person who is believed to be the original Bitcoin (BTC) creator. However, Wikileaks seems to be exposing Wright’s bluff by publishing certain documents.
Wikileaks and Craig Wright Lock Horn on the Latter’s Claim of being the original Bitcoin Creator “Satoshi Nakamoto”
Wright recently claimed in a Medium post that Bitcoin (BTC) was based on a technology, which was always pro-State and pro-bank in nature. In fact, he went on to paint Wikileaks as well as Julian Assange in poor light. In addition, he also tried to position himself as a pro-State and pro-bank person.
He went on to say:
“More importantly, I am strongly opposed to criminal markets and bucket shops. Ross Ulbricht and others like him are criminals. They are not freedom fighters, they are not libertarians. They simply are predators, and they are all that Bitcoin was designed to make far more difficult.”
This may have irked Wikileaks. Perhaps that’s the reason why they have published documents to prove Craig Wright wrong in his claims of being the original BTC creator.
In the concerned post, Wikileaks said:
“Craig S. Wright is a proven serial forger of documents claiming that he is the inventor of Bitcoin. He has been repeatedly caught. This has been independently verified by WikiLeaks at the time of his first claim and subsequently.”
In fact, they have also provided a GitHub page link with the post for substantiating their claim.
What’s the Controversy all about?
The information provided by Wikileaks indicates that Craig Wright edited a blog on August 26, 2008. While editing Wright didn’t change the existing content’s phrase. He just added a sentence to prove that he was associated with Bitcoin’s work from the very initiation. The concerned blog not only detailed his activities at that time but also charted out the upcoming plans.
Wikileaks pointed out the text changes and went on to provide both the original text and the altered version of the blog post.
In the original blog, Craig Wright wrote:
“Tomorrow – back to the DNS paper, my statistics dissertation and work, Tomorrow, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Which piece, well that is still undecided.”
However, in the edited text, he said:
“Tomorrow – back to the DNS paper, my statistics dissertation and work. I have a cryptocurrency paper out soon. Twenty years. Triple entry book keeping. BDO was good for something. Tomorrow, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Which piece, well that is still undecided.”
Just by comparing the two texts above show that Craig altered the blog content by adding the following:
“I have a cryptocurrency paper out soon. Twenty years. Triple entry book keeping. BDO was good for something.”
Wikipedia alleges, this text is added by Wright to prove that he was associated with Bitcoin and its development from the beginning.
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