Craig Wright, the famous lawyer, and mathematician famous for being one of the leading players responsible for the birth of Bitcoin SV following a split in the Bitcoin Cash blockchain, again triggered controversy in the crypto community after he wrote a comment to the CFtC claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto.
The controversial character was given the nickname “Faketoshi” because several expert developers found that he lied in the evidence he had submitted to back his claims. “Faketoshi” was never able to move tokens from Satoshi Nakamoto’s wallet or prove that he held the private keys to it, which is the only reliable proof that he really is who he claims to be.
“This is a response in generalized format to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, request for input on crypto asset mechanics and markets. My name is Dr. Craig Wright, and under the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto, I completed a project I started in 1997 that was filed with the Australian government in part under an AusIndustry project registered with the Dept. of Innovation as BlackNet.
The amount of misunderstanding and fallacious information that has been propagated concerning bitcoin and any derivative system based on a blockchain (such as and including Ethereum) has resulted in my choice to start to become more public”.
Craig Wright: Is He Serious or Is This His Ego Talking?
A few days ago, Craig Wright decided to revive the controversy by writing a couple of blogs on his medium website, claiming he was the anonymous creator of Bitcoin. In those posts, he commented that during early days of Bitcoin he worked as an undercover agent in Venezuela and collaborated with the Colombian intelligence services.
After returning to his country and realizing that Bitcoin was used as payment in dark markets, he began his personal vendetta against criminals. This course of action culminated in the creation of Bitcoin SV, to fulfill his vision.
Craig Wright said he is willing to testify under oath everything he says in the letter:
“I plan to make myself available for questioning from the CFTC outside of the scope of this response. I note in particular that when I talk of bitcoin and other systems, I reference that which was defined in the original white paper and code release…
I am willing to testify under oath.”
This move could be a bit dangerous, although Mr. Wright, being a lawyer, surely weighed the risks. If he were to declare under oath that he is Satoshi Nakamoto, he would bear the burden of proof to his claims. That could result in legal consequences if he fails to prove his statement. False testimony or similar charges could ruin his already tarnished reputation.
So far, it is not known whether the CFTC has taken his statements seriously.