By CCN: Let’s be real. The number of people who believe that Craig Wright is Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto can easily fit in a sparsely-populated Telegram channel. It includes Wright, Calvin Ayre, Ryan X. Charles, a few dozen BSV supporters, and an army of Twitter bots.
Nevertheless, one of the boldest and most baseless claims in the history of financial technology faces a test later this week.
Will The Real Satoshi Nakamoto Please Stand Up?
As CCN reported earlier this morning, a US court in Florida has ordered Wright to produce documents detailing that Tulip Trust thing he keeps talking about. It’s also ordered him to, essentially, prove that he’s Satoshi Nakamoto.
As legal experts have pointed out, Wright’s defenses against the discovery motions of the plaintiffs were pretty weak.
He didn’t explain why, for example, the executor of the Tulip Trust – whoever that is – would be unable to produce the requested documents.
He’ll be in pretty bad standing as the case proceeds if he fails to comply with some pretty basic fact-finding.
He’s yet to prove that Dave Kleiman ever gave up his stake in the company they co-owned.
He’s yet to prove he’s Bitcoin mastermind Satoshi Nakamoto.
In fact, he’s yet to prove virtually anything besides the fact that he’s very convincing to low-information users who want easy answers. He has proven that he has thin skin and a propensity for taking people to court.
Let me be clear: anyone could have stepped up and said they were Satoshi Nakamoto back when he did.
I would have been wide awake and listening.