Satoshi Nakamoto is easy to get through; can be found by fools, claims John McAfee

With Craig Wright filing for copyright on the original Bitcoin whitepaper and other big players publicly criticizing the move, the cryptocurrency ecosystem is divided again with respect to the debate on the real identity of Bitcoin’s creator. John McAfee was one of those who had previously voiced his opinion on the subject. On a recent online podcast, the software pioneer answered why he chose not to disclose the “real Satoshi Nakamoto’s” identity.
McAfee said that he chose not to reveal Satoshi Nakamoto’s real identity because “uncovering the secret” could potentially have him extradited, since going against the will of one of the richest men in the world would put him in “deep shit.” He added,
“I cannot tolerate any further legal activities pointed at me. But if you take the white paper and you run the modern analysis against it and analysis of other papers, assuming that satoshi wrote other things, which he did, it’s an open and shut case.”
During the interview, McAfee also boasted that “he/she/they (Satoshi Nakamoto) are so easy to get through, any fool could find them.” Further, he believes that the supposedly ‘big reveal’ will be a tragic disappointment as,
“The real Satoshi doesn’t want to anyone to know. It’s the same thing Craig Wright is doing.”
While dismissing anyone who has already claimed to be the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin, McAfee hinted that the man in question may be hiding in a country with no income tax, such as The Bahamas. He added that he is certain of Bitcoin reaching $1 million by the end of 2020, which is the same reason for him going long. The technology veteran ended the podcast by glorifying the cryptospace, stating,
“This is a ‘new world’ demanding a ‘new paradigm’ starting from brand new location, which did not even exist 10 years ago. So wake up.”
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Criag Wright Officially ‘Not Recognized’ as Satoshi; Sues Challenger on Twitter

The US Copyright Office caught wind of the recent events related to the Bitcoins Whitepaper Registration. Some media sources went as far as calling him ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ with confirmation based on the fact the Copyright was granted to him.
Furthermore, the price of Bitcoin SV [BSV] went up by more than 100%; it rose from $61 to record a high of $135 in a jiffy.  It held more than 80% gains on the following day as well.
Also Read: Bitcoin SV [BSV] Holds 80% Gains; MIT License To Challenge Craig’s Copyright?
US Copyright Office Issues Press Release on the Bitcoin Copyright Registration
According to the press release by the US Copyright Office, while Craig Wright has officially sworn in at the office that he is, in fact, the original author and claimant of the Bitcoin White Paper,
 “The Copyright Office does not have an opposition procedure for copyright registrations, such as the procedures available at the Patent and Trademark Office for patents and trademark registrations. Disputes over the claims in a registration may be heard before federal courts, including disputes over authorship of a work. Someone who intentionally includes false information in an application may be subject to penalties.”
The US Copyright Office replied that especially in Bitcoin’s case in which a ‘pseudonym,’ or a fictitious name is used, which is common in literature and entertainment industry, they do not verify the claims.
“In a case in which a work is registered under a pseudonym, the Copyright Office does not investigate whether there is a provable connection between the claimant and the pseudonymous author.”
Craig Wright Sues Peter McCormack
Peter McCormack had earlier challenged Craig Wright’s claims saying he would fight till the end in a court to prove that Craig Wright isn’t Satoshi Nakamoto.
Craig Wright actually sued McCormack over the claims. According to the lawsuit, Craig Wright had filed a defamation case against Peter McCormack on 2nd May among other things. He is demanding a penalty and an apology in open court about refuting Craig’s claims that, he is Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. The details are not made public as they are sub judicial.
A new deadline for 24th May 2019 has been served to Peter McCormack under UK laws, to which McCormack has tweeted,
“RE: Craig Wright…I have spoken with two of the top legal firms in the world this morning. I will instruct one within a week. Let’s go get this motherf**ker!”
Crypto-Twitter seems to back Peter McCormack as they did during the fight with @hodlonaut. Pro-bono offers from lawyers and GoFundMe campaigns also began to support Peter against Craig in court. The drama will unfold in court in soon.
Do you think that proving Satoshi’s identity is detrimental for cryptocurrency markets? Will Craig Wright be successful in determining his claim? Please share your views.
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Crypto Industry Celebrates Annual Bitcoin Pizza Day

Today marks the nine-year anniversary of the first ever reported transaction using Bitcoin to make a purchase. A Florida-based, early crypto supporter spent 10,000 BTC on two pizzas, making history through a mundane meal purchase. Since then Bitcoin price has grown exponentially and the asset has become a widely recognized name in the financial technology sector, and sparked the creation of an entire industry of competition cryptocurrencies, all vying for Bitcoin’s top spot.
On this ninth anniversary, across the crypto industry people are celebrating and looking back to honor the monumental event that may have set Bitcoin on its path to success some nine years ago.
Laszlo Hanyecz: Meet The Man Who Spent 10,000 BTC on Two Pizzas
On May 22, 2010, while Bitcoin was still virtually worthless and in its infancy, a Florida man named Laszlo Hanyecz, set out to make the first ever purchase using Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency wasn’t accepted anywhere at the time, so Hanyecz sought support through the BitcoinTalk forum he had been a member of.
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There, Hanyecz corresponded with mysterious Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto and helped support the early development of the cryptocurrency. He also leveraged the community to find someone to agree to have two Papa John’s pizzas delivered, in exchange for 10,000 BTC.

“I’ll pay 10,000 bitcoins for a couple of pizzas.. like maybe 2 large ones so I have some left over for the next day,” Hanyecz wrote.

Hanyecz was even willing to take a loss on the transaction, as the two pizzas valued at $25 cost him 10,000 BTC, which was valued at $41 at the time. But he had no idea of how much these pizzas would eventually cost him – as the 10,000 BTC would be valued at somewhere around $78 million today.
Crypto Industry Commemorates Bitcoin Pizza Day In a Variety of Ways
Across the crypto industry, respect is being paid to Hanyecz for the sacrifice he made nearly a decade ago. Without Hanyecz’s contribution to early Bitcoin development and usage, the crypto asset may never have been viewed as the means of transferring value it is today.

So… Pineapple on pizza ?#BitcoinPizzaDay #MyBinance pic.twitter.com/wT6pNjqjST
— Binance (@binance) May 22, 2019

Binance is celebrating by sharing images on social media of two pizzas adorning the exchange’s logo.

Happy #Bitcoin Pizza Day(May 22nd). Create your own #TRONPizza with your imagination to win #TRX rewards. Click to know more about #TRON pizza campaign. $TRX https://t.co/Tvy6oFfU77
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) May 21, 2019

Tron founder Justin Sun also is getting in on the celebration, offering up Tron supporters a way to customize their own Tron “pizza,” and users could be rewarded for their creativity.

Happy #Bitcoin Pizza Day !#BitcoinPizzaDay #bithumbglobal pic.twitter.com/YOo3W2J1QH
— Bithumb Global (@Bithumb_Global) May 22, 2019

Bitthumb has shared an image of a scale, showing pizza and a “nice car” as an example of what Bitcoin could buy then versus today.

Have questions on our upcoming PrimeBTC sale for Bitcoin Pizza Day (AKA Prime Day) on May 22? Just want to know what to do? Try our handy user guide today. Details: https://t.co/2zrkWi8QS9$BTC #ItsPrimeTime pic.twitter.com/Kkp7xqnfXH
— HuobiGlobal (@HuobiGlobal) May 18, 2019

HuobiGlobal is offering 50% off Bitcoin to commemorate Pizza Day, but requires a number of conditions be met.

9 years ago a guy called laszlo paid 10,000 bitcoins for 2 pizzas!
Original thread: https://t.co/iq3gl7qa86
Value today: $80,000,000
Happy bitcoin pizza day! pic.twitter.com/hmEqIqm9Pl
— Crypto₿ull (@CryptoBull) May 22, 2019

And of course, even everyday crypto investors and traders are showing their appreciation for the historic crypto event.
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Bitcoin SV Price Goes Vertical Following Craig Wright’s Whitepaper Copyright Claim

According to a press release published by CoinGeek, controversial crypto proponent Craig Wright has been granted copyright registrations for the original Bitcoin Whitepaper with the US Copyright Office. The pro-Bitcoin SV publication has used the news as concrete evidence that Wright is indeed Satoshi Nakamoto.
Although many in the wider cryptocurrency community remain unconvinced by Wright’s claims, even in light of the latest developments, it is clear from the Bitcoin SV price action that a lot of folks are taking the announcement as proof of Wright’s involvement in Bitcoin’s creation. The price of the crypto asset that forked from Bitcoin Cash last November has gone vertical since the news broke and is up over 72 percent over the last few hours at the time of writing.
Craig Wright Files Patent for Bitcoin Whitepaper, Crypto Community Ambivalent
It was announced earlier by the Calvin Ayre-owned, pro-Bitcoin SV publication CoinGeek, that entrepreneur and computer scientist Craig Wright has been successfully granted US copyright registrations for the Bitcoin Whitepaper, along with most of the crypto asset’s original code. Wright has been claiming himself to be the creator of the digital currency since 2015 and although it would be very easy for him to cryptographically prove himself Satoshi Nakamoto, he has never done so. This has led many in the community to call him a fraud.
In fact, some in the crypto space have gone to great lengths to prove that Wright’s claims are nonsense. This prompted the controversial figure to pursue legal action against those who have doubted that he is indeed the author of the Bitcoin whitepaper.
Naturally, CoinGeek and its owner, Calvin Ayre, have used today’s news that Wright has had his patents green lighted by the US Copyright Office as evidence confirming Wright’s claims:

Boom! Proof that #CraigisSatoshi has been accepted by US government copyright department.https://t.co/sr0PQno6Dg
— Calvin Ayre (@CalvinAyre) May 21, 2019

However, not everyone is convinced that the latest moves prove anything at all. Jerry Brito, the executive director at Coin Center, Tweeted:

Registering a copyright is just filing a form. The Copyright Office does not investigate the validity of the claim; they just register it. Unfortunately there is no official way to challenge a registration. If there are competing claims, the Office will just register all of them. https://t.co/YA70ALpG1Y
— Jerry Brito (@jerrybrito) May 21, 2019

Some pointed to it being yet more attention-seeking antics from Wright:

craig wright's newest shenanigan in trying to prove he's satoshi is our version of katy petty getting her nails done or whatever the normie celebrities do to get noticed
— Ambroid (@anambroid) May 21, 2019

Finally, Peter McCormack, the host of the What Bitcoin Did podcast and one of those apparently being sued by Craig Wright for dismissing his claims relating to the original Bitcoin protocol, responded to the news with typical nonchalance and humour:

I have registered the paper "Craig Wright is a Fraud" with the UK Intellectual Property Office.
Any misuse of "Craig Wright is a Fraud" and I will sue you for fraudulently claiming "Craig Wright is a Fraud".
— Dr. Peter McCormack (@PeterMcCormack) May 21, 2019

Satoshi’s Vision Price Rockets on Craig Wright News
As mentioned, the price of Bitcoin SV, the crypto project championed by Wright, has soared since the news broke. On a day with many low percentage gains across the market. The digital asset created when Bitcoin Cash forked last November has shot up by over 70 percent in just a couple of hours.
It actually peaked just shy of $140, up from around $61 prior to the news. It has since slumped back to around $110 at the time of writing – still an impressive gain not mirrored by the rest of the market.
The increase in buying pressure has likely been caused by those convinced by pro-Bitcoin SV news sources and Twitter accounts that Wright being granted a copyright for the Bitcoin code and whitepaper is concrete evidence that he is indeed the paper’s original author.

Craig Wright is officially recognized by a government agency as Satoshi Nakamoto and granted US copyright registrations for Bitcoin white paper and code #CraigIsSatoshihttps://t.co/rHJW0XTWKt pic.twitter.com/6SuQphPs7f
— CoinGeek (@RealCoinGeek) May 21, 2019

Craig Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto
— 1jack (@liujackc) May 21, 2019

Craig Wright just been awarded copyright over bitcoin and the white paper. #bsv pic.twitter.com/fLIF1ilnOc
— cryptofactor ˢᵛ (@CryptoFactor) May 21, 2019

Unfortunately, this ultimately off putting display for all those recent newcomers to the market appears to be anything but over. NewsBTC will continue to being you more on it as it develops further.
 
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Bitcoin SV [BSV] Up 100%; Craig Wright Makes Another Attempt To Cause FOMO?

Craig Wright has filed a copyright registration for the original Bitcoin [BTC] whitepaper. The controversy surrounding Satoshi’s real identity and Craig Wright’s claims had reached its height on Twitter when Binance decided to #delistBSV.
Now, Wright has made another attempt to cause FUD and FOMO in the market by filling a registration with the U.S. Copyright Office supporting his claims of authorship Bitcoin’s whitepaper.
Also Read: Vitalik and Hoskinson Support #DelistBSV, But Concerned About Centralization of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Craig Wright filed a copyright registration for the Bitcoin whitepaper https://t.co/aIvg2BbmL2 pic.twitter.com/TVdU62TRRv
— Neeraj K. Agrawal (@NeerajKA) May 21, 2019

The price of Bitcoin SV shot up by more than 100% as the news of the registration was broken earlier on 21st May 2019. The price of Bitcoin Satoshi Vision [BSV] at 13: 45 hours UTC is around $110. It touched a high of $135 a moment ago this time as the registration was being interpreted as confirmation of Craig Wright being Satoshi Nakamoto.
BSV/USD 1-Day Chart on Bitfinex (TradingView)
As noted by Jerry Brito, the Executive director of Coincenter, 
Registering a copyright is just filing a form. The Copyright Office does not investigate the validity of the claim; they just register it. Unfortunately there is no official way to challenge a registration. If there are competing claims, the Office will just register all of them.
Hence, according to the laws of copyright in the US, while the registration has been granted to Wright it does not confirm or guarantee his identity. the Copyright is granted to anyone who files with a claim.
Do you think that Craig Wright’s attempt will be more detrimental to BSV’s prices now? Please share your views with us. 
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Roger Ver Debunks Craig Wright’s Claims that He Owns Some of the First BTC Adresses

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Roger Ver Debunks Craig Wright’s Claims that He Owns Some of the First BTC Adresses
Satoshi Craig Wright sued Bitcoin Cash figurehead, and former business partner, Roger Ver for libel after being called a “fraud and a liar.” Ver responded by seemingly debunking Wright’s claim that he controlled several high-profile Bitcoin addresses.
Roger Ver Debunks Craig Wright’s Claims that He Owns Some of the First BTC Adresses

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Craig Wright: Unredacted, unsealed court documents show alleged similarity with early BTC addresses

Self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright’s legal troubles have not ceased. The nChain Chief Scientist’s court battle against the estate of former partner, Dave Kleiman, legislated by a district court in Florida, saw new developments.
According to a previous order by the court, Wright was expected to provide “transactional records” confirming BTC that he owned as of December 2013. The BSV proponent however, stated that to produce these Bitcoin holding records would be “unduly burdensome,” and that it was transferred to a blind trust by 2011.
The order in question had asked Wright to produce these records by 1700 ET on May 15.
Wright, while claiming to be the true creator of Bitcoin, had stated that he created the cryptocurrency with Dave Kleiman, something that could be proven by analyzing the early BTC addresses of the cryptocurrency’s creator.
The redacted list of addresses provided by Wright is of particular interest to the community since, according to the WizSec Bitcoin Security Specialists blog, Wright’s Bitcoin addresses presented to the court were simply ‘a copy-paste job.’ Interestingly, the author of the blog post claimed that the person who tipped him off about the similarity was Greg Maxwell, CTO of Blockstream. The blog read,
“We were chatting and speculating that it sounded like Wright just scraped the blockchain for early block reward beneficiaries and claimed those. Well, we dug a bit deeper and it looks like that guess was correct in the most literal way possible.”
The blog presented an unredacted version of the court order that detailed Wright’s motion, with reference to his surrender of public BTC addresses as on December 2013. According to the unredacted content of the order, Wright claimed that he “mined the earliest blocks on the blockchain.”
The order reportedly stated that the “first 70 blocks on the blockchain,” can be identified by Wright. The document added,
“While he continued mining afterwards, Dr. Wright did not keep track of which Bitcoin blocks he mined. Dr. Wright does not know any of the other Bitcoin public addresses.”
The WizSec blog post added that excluding the Genesis Block, the first 70 block reward addresses “line up perfectly with Wright’s redacted list.” The post stated that “educated guesses” can be made to determine the Bitcoin addresses that are redacted, using matching information and corresponding it with the original text.
Based on the similarity of addresses between the unredacted court documents and the block reward addresses from the early days of Bitcoin, the blog concluded,
“What Wright does provide appears to be just a lazy copy-paste from the blockchain, without any cryptographic signatures to support his claims of ownership.”
Regardless of this document, Craig Wright will have to provide transactional records of the blind trust referencing the transfer of Bitcoin in 2011, by May 15 to the Florida District Court.
Given below are the unredacted court documents,

Source: WizSec
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Binance CEO Collecting Charity to Fight Craig Wright

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Binance CEO Collecting Charity to Fight Craig Wright
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao established a new Binance Charity Foundation program to help out those who struggle to pay legal fees after being sued by Craig Wright. In such a way, he wants to prevent the self-proclaimed Satoshi from bullying people.
Binance CEO Collecting Charity to Fight Craig Wright

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Craig Wright Ordered to Provide Bitcoin Ownership Records

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Craig Wright Ordered to Provide Bitcoin Ownership Records
The order directs Wright to produce a copy of documents detailing the “formation, administration, and operation of the blind trust” to the plaintiffs.
Craig Wright Ordered to Provide Bitcoin Ownership Records

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Changpeng Zhao Proposes Cryptocurrency Named SpaceXcoin to Elon Musk

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Changpeng Zhao Proposes Cryptocurrency Named SpaceXcoin to Elon Musk
Crypto community has made numerous attempts to lure SpaceX’s and Tesla creator Elon Musk into the crypto family. The latest try comes from Binance’s CEO offering Musk make his own coin called ‘SpaceXcoin’.
Changpeng Zhao Proposes Cryptocurrency Named SpaceXcoin to Elon Musk

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Craig Wright Faked an Email to Get Out of $10 Billion Satoshi Nakamoto Lawsuit

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Craig Wright Faked an Email to Get Out of $10 Billion Satoshi Nakamoto Lawsuit
An expert witness has filed an affidavit in the Kleiman vs. Wright case, which alleges that Craig Wright stole billions of dollars worth of bitcoins from Dave Kleiman. Kleiman estate is seeking damages in the neighborhood of $10B.
Craig Wright Faked an Email to Get Out of $10 Billion Satoshi Nakamoto Lawsuit

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Ethereum [ETH]: Vitalik Buterin pays no heed to Wright’s legal notice, labelled “unlawful” by BSV’s Ayre

The curious case of Craig S Wright, the self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, and his dishing out of legal notices to the cryptocurrency community has not died down yet. The latest fury arose when Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum had irked the BSV camp by paying no heed to the “Letter of Claim” addressed to him.
Calvin Ayre, the spearhead of the Satoshi’s Vision project alongside Wright, labeled Buterin’s dismissal of the legal notice “unlawful”. He further delved into the mindset of the Ethereum co-founder, stating that Buterin was aware that Wright is, in fact, Satoshi Nakamoto.
His April 25 tweet attacking Vitalik Buterin read,
“Vitalik is loud, annoying, immature and just play unlawful, but is ignoring his opportunity to prove his case. I would say Vitalik already knows #CraigisSatoshi and has been attacking only as a way to unlawfully attempt to stop superior technology.”
In the aforementioned tweet, Ayre referenced an article by his cryptocurrency-specific media house Coingeek, detailing the episode. According to the article, on April 12, Buterin was served a “Letter of Claim” by Craig Wright’s lawyers, owing to the “defamatory comments” made by the former against the latter.
Buterin has previously referred to proponents of the camp as “BSV shills” and had questioned panel discussions hosting them. Notably, he expressed deep anguish at these “shills” being given airtime at the recently held Deconomy Forum.
The mentioned “Letter of Claim” necessiated a response from Buterin on April 23, according to the Coingeek article. Because of this, the article suggested that Wright’s lawyers would serve a formal “Claim Form, or Writ, against Buterin which has been issued by the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division in London, England”.
During the delisting dilemma that saw BSV being booted out by several top exchanges like Binance, Kraken and Shapeshift, Buterin published an article surrounding free speech. His article read:
“Delisting BSV is more like reallocation of a scarce resource (attention/legitimacy) than it is censorship.”
Peter McCormack, another target of the legal campaign by the BSV camp, responded to the notices, unlike Buterin. Far from apologizing for his comments, McCormack doubled down, stating Wright’s “attempts to silence and bully people to protect his fraud and lies is an attack on Bitcoin”.
The hue and cry from the BSV camp regarding the identity of Nakamoto could be settled once and for all, with a set of charts showing the public activity of Nakamoto and Wright, in the 2009-2010 period. Charted based on time of day, the data indicates that the “creator” of Bitcoin’s location was eastern North America, based on sleeping patterns and activity, while Wright’s location and activity correspond to him being in Australia, at the time.
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John McAfee may be extradited like Julian Assange, if he ousts Satoshi Nakamoto

John McAfee may be in trouble. The anti-virus software pioneer’s plans to reveal the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto to the world were thwarted to avoid extradition to the United States.
Craig Wright’s string of lawsuits may have played a part in pushing McAfee to reveal the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. McAfee, after speaking to Bloomberg on April 24, 2019, said that he would reveal the identity “within a week.” A few hours later however, McAfee posted a tweet saying that he would delay the revelation, as his extradition lawyer advised against revealing the identity.
The letter from McAfee’s lawyer stated,
“… I must strongly advise against you revealing the identity of the above captioned [Satoshi Nakamoto]… There are number of ramifications which could include a possible lawsuit and other legal actions against yourself and will undoubtedly have you drawn to defend yourself on many fronts.”
Source: Twitter | John McAfee
McAfee tweeted about the same stating,
“The US extradition request to the Bahamas is imminent. I met with Mario Gray, my extradition lawyer, and it is now clear (read his letter below) that releasing the identity of Satoshi at this time could influence the trial and risk my extradition. I cannot risk that. I’ll wait.”
McAfee has been in a jam involving the U.S. extradition authorities since he is a person of interest with respect to a murder in Belize. Additionally, McAfee is also being investigated by the NSA for “tax offences,” according to one of his tweets.
The tweet from McAfee’s lawyer was met with criticism as some users pointed out that the lawyer had used his “Hotmail” account, questioning its timeline. Others claimed the same in reference to the letterhead.
A Twitter user @Rickdeaconx, commented,
“This letterhead is from 1967. And so is this story. Go away forever please.”
Another user @Flyinghendrix, commented,
“ lawyer with a hotmail adress dyor lesson one ”
McAfee was quick to respond, stating,
“We’re in Exuma. At least he has Internet access. Some lawyers do not.”
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Max’s Corner: The Satoshi Saga and the Importance of Anonymity

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Max’s Corner: The Satoshi Saga and the Importance of Anonymity
This edition of Max’s Corner deals with the recent BCHSV delistings and what the mystery regarding Satoshi’s identity means to the crypto industry.
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Bitcoin [BTC]: Craig Wright may have deleted all information pertaining to his role in Bitcoin’s creation, claims Phil Wilson

The real identity of Bitcoin’s creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, has always been shrouded in mystery. While many have come forward to claim the identity for themselves, none have conclusively proven it. nChain’s Craig Wright is the most famous of these claimants. However, he is not the only one. Phil “Scronty” Wilson has now come forward on Crypto Finder, reiterating his claims to the pseudonym.
This isn’t the first time the Kiwi computer programmer is staking his claim to the pseudonym. In fact, he has been doing so since publishing a story titled “Bitcoin Origins”, wherein he stated that he was part of the team behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, a team that also included Craig Wright and David Kleiman.
Wilson’s claims had previously been disqualified over the fact that he couldn’t present any evidence to back his claims. In fact, even the self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright, who Wilson claims were his partner in the project has categorically rejected these claims.
Speaking on Crypto Finder, Wilson claimed that the “team” had always intended to reveal the identity of Bitcoin’s creators slowly, in light of the dubious legality of the brand-new currency. He said,
“It was better to be safe than wearing an orange suit.”
However, Bitcoin’s link to the WikiLeaks scandal “kicked the hornet’s nest”, he claimed. Citing the efforts of many in the early days of the cryptosphere to de-anonymise Nakamoto, Wilson said that the team resisted the urge to spend even one Bitcoin from those 2009, 2010 addresses. Wilson also stated that the team was cautious in the face of any action by “three letter agencies”.
During the interview, Wilson also spoke about Craig Wright, reiterating his claims that nChain’s Chief Scientist was part of the trio behind the creation of the world’s premier cryptocurrency. Despite much of the cryptocurrency community disputing Wright’s own claims of being Satoshi Nakamoto, Wilson claimed that there may be another reason why Wright was unable to produce any evidence to support his claims.
He said,
“The fear I put into him about deleting all the information so if anyone grabs him there’s no proof… looks like it might’ve actually happened.”
While Wilson continued to speak about his role in the creation of Bitcoin, he conceded that he was unable to prove the same since,
“I can’t do any proving, because I’ve got no data, no emails or any of that.”
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