Early Bitcoin Miner Signs Message Calling Craig Wright a Liar and Fraud

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25 May 2020, 13:05 GMT+0000
Updated by Kyle Baird
25 May 2020, 13:06 GMT+0000
In Brief
  • An early Bitcoin miner has called out Craig Wright with alleged proof that he is not Satoshi Nakamoto.
  • The early Bitcoin adopter claims Wright is a liar and a fraud.
  • The mystery figure also referred to the Lightning Network as a significant achievement.
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An early Bitcoin (BTC) miner has signed a cryptographic message with 145 wallet addresses containing unspent UTXOs calling Craig S. Wright (CSW) a fraud and a liar.
According to Twitter user @Zectro1, CSW’s claim of being Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto seems to have suffered another blow with an early BTC miner signing a scathing message with 145 addresses, stating:
“Craig Steven Wright is a liar and a fraud. He doesn’t have the keys used to sign this message.”
Craig Wright Satoshi
Source: Rein Project
Using Rein’s ‘Bitcoin Signature Tool,’ BeInCrypto was able to authenticate that the wallet addresses and signatures did sign the cryptographic message. Oddly, these same addresses also appear in CSW’s list as part of his claim to being the Bitcoin creator in the court case with the Kleiman estate.
Address Confirmation
Source: Rein Project
Many deniers of CSW’s claim have asked the Australian computer scientist to prove his ownership of the Satoshi stash by signing a cryptographic message proving his control of its private keys. CSW also remains one of the more controversial characters in the crypto space with multiple allegations of document forgery and plagiarism. As previously reported by BeInCrypto, Charles Stuart University is reportedly looking to investigate claims that Wright plagiarized his doctoral thesis. The message from the mystery early-Bitcoin adopter also included comments about the Lightning Network which read:
The Lightning Network is a significant achievement. However, we need to continue work on improving on-chain capacity. Unfortunately, the solution is not to just change a constant in the code or to allow powerful participants to force out others. We are all Satoshi.


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