Who is Craig Wright?

As part of our Who’s Who section, today we take a look at Dr. Craig S. Wright (CSW), a controversial cryptocurrency personality who claims to be the real Satoshi Nakamoto.

Craig Steven Wright was born in Australia in 1970 and holds a PhD in theology.

He’s currently the CTO for nChain – the company behind Bitcoin SV (“Satoshi Vision”).


Social media users often diss Dr. Wright by calling him “FakeToshi”, because his claims about being the real Satoshi are often met with great skepticism, to the point the subject has a urban legend of sorts.

Twitter Blocks

Craig Wright is famous flor blocking Twitter users.

On October 25 2018 Dr. Wright claimed to be patenting Bitcoin-related technologies:

Crypto.BI asked Dr. Wright why he’d be patenting Bitcoin technology now and didn’t do it in 2009 if he were the real Satoshi Nakamoto.

It seems illogical that the real Satoshi would create something as revolutionary as Bitcoin, not patent it in 2008/2009 and then proceed to file hundreds of patents so many years later. No offense was intended, it seemed to us like a logical thing to ask.

Dr. Craig Wright blocked our social media account as a result of this question.

2018 SV Controversy

In November 2018, Craig S Wright got involved in a controversy with the Bitcoin Cash crew:

As expected, the BCH folks responded in kind:


Dr. Craig S Wright’s writing style and responses on social media do not seem to match the style of Satoshi Nakamoto’s posts on the WWW during the early development of Bitcoin.


Official Website

CSW claims he’s received the keys to Satoshis BTC

Wikipedia Entry

Craig Wright Reveals Document Claiming Origin of Satoshi Nakamoto Name

Craig Wright Called ‘Fraud’ in Message Signed With Bitcoin Addresses He Claims to Own

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