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.
Craig Wright is famous flor blocking Twitter users.
We were blocked by Faketoshi merely for asking this question:https://t.co/CdmCPnVr1a
— Crypto.BI (@cryptodotbi) October 25, 2018
On October 25 2018 Dr. Wright claimed to be patenting Bitcoin-related technologies:
I have been filing patents for years now, basically every legal application for bitcoin other than money.
Like it, hate it, i don't care. I have done it.
There is efficency in bitcoin (#BCH)
— Dr Craig S Wright (@ProfFaustus) October 23, 2018
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.
In November 2018, Craig S Wright got involved in a controversy with the Bitcoin Cash crew:
If @jihanwu, @Rogerver & ABC devs want to make #Permissionless Kiddie porn sites and Silk Road Version2.0
They can piss off to #Dash
They are NOT adding this to #BCH
This is the ONLY real use case they have and it is not happening!
— Dr Craig S Wright (@ProfFaustus) November 8, 2018
As expected, the BCH folks responded in kind:
The whole BCH community are working together to kick Fake Satoshi out. The resisitence against cult leader proves the inner strength and sophistication of the BCH ecosystem!
— Jihan Wu (@JihanWu) November 9, 2018
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.
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