By CCN: Even as he sues his critics left, right, and center over their refusal to recognize him as Satoshi Nakamoto, self-declared Bitcoin creator Craig Wright continues to drop bombshells that ignite even more controversy.
Speaking during a Bitcoin Wednesday event in Amsterdam, the Bitcoin SV figurehead indicated that the only reason he outed himself as Satoshi Nakamoto was to right what had gone wrong with his alleged creation:
“Part of why I f*cking disappeared was to have things not controlled, and I have to come back to control things, to get it f*cking not controlled, that’s the freaking irony of this sh*t.”
In Wright’s view, Bitcoin’s fundamental protocol changes – real or imagined – contributed to the risk of centralization. This is because protocol changes will require leadership. Inevitably, this means giving someone undue power, and this comes with its own risks.
Craig Wright: I Abandoned Bitcoin in 2011 to Avoid Becoming a Target
Per Wright, “when you put someone at the top, then you have a target.” He explained that the fear of becoming a target made Satoshi abandon the project in 2011. Said Wright:
“I didn’t want that. I wanted not to be the target.”
Despite Wright’s constant efforts to be recognized as Satoshi Nakamoto, he will likely be dismissed just as before. The first time he was linked to the Satoshi Nakamoto identity came in a December 2015 Wired article.
Then, the publication suggested that the Australian was probably the mysterious and pseudonymously named creator of Bitcoin. The article was based on information that was later discovered to have been leaked by Craig Wright himself. Wired has since then said that it “no longer believes Wright is likely to be the creator of Bitcoin.”
Critics Allege Craig Wright Contradicted Known Statements from Bitcoin’s Actual Creator
Unfortunately, during the Bitcoin Wednesday event, Wright planted even more doubts about his credibility. For instance, he confessed that he was a…