Could Craig Wright Be Satoshi Nakamoto? Probably Not

Craig Wright has been the center of various controversies, but none more dramatic than his claims that he is Satoshi Nakamoto. In the following, Crypto Briefing walks through the entire history of the Australian entrepreneur.


Key Takeaways

  • Craig Wright shot to fame after several tech media outlets supposedly found proof that he could be Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin.
  • Wright was instrumental in the Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin SV forks.
  • Many experts have contested the evidence provided by Wright despite his success in convincing two well-respected Bitcoiners that he’s Satoshi.
  • There is no hard evidence that Wright is Satoshi, nor that he isn’t.

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An infamous character, known for declaring that he invented Bitcoin, Craig Wright has been the focal point of several drama bouts in the cryptocurrency community. And with the latest commotion around the movement of  Bitcoin linked to Satoshi Nakamoto, the drama has intensified as of late.

Wright has provided evidence to back his claim, but does it hold up?

Craig Wright’s Claim to Fame

Craig Steven Wright, born and raised in Brisbane, Australia, is a computer scientist that rose to prominence after claiming that he invented Bitcoin. 

It is well known that Bitcoin was invented by an anonymous developer or group of developers, that went by the moniker of “Satoshi Nakamoto.”

Wright has said that he used this identity to develop Bitcoin while enlisting the help of Dave Kleiman (now deceased) and celebrated cypherpunk Hal Finney.

The origin of Craig Wright’s assertion dates back to 2015 when Wired published an investigative article, indicating that Craig Wright could very well be Satoshi Nakamoto. These claims were based on a trail of blogs and leaked emails. 

Less than a day later, Wired updated its article and wrote that they “identified inconsistencies in the evidence supporting the notion that Craig Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto.”

“Despite that overwhelming collection of…

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