Craig Wright to ‘Move’ Bitcoin to Prove He Is Satoshi Nakamoto

May 3, 2016 19:45 UTC

Craig Wright began the week trying to convince the world that he was Bitcoin’s creator, the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto. Scrutiny of his claims and evidence duly followed before skepticism took over with programmers and members of the bitcoin core development team poking holes in the evidence produced. Generally speaking, not many were convinced – even within the space of a day.

In what is certain to be a response to the skepticism by critics who have underlined that the provided evidence remains unconvincing, a spokesman for Craig Wright has reached out to the BBC.

Wright’s spokesman told the media corporation that Wright would “move a coin from an early block…in the coming days.”

The claim was made by Craig Wright via his blog, wherein he stated:

So, over the coming days, I will be posting a series of pieces that will lay the foundations for this extraordinary claim, which will include posting independently-verifiable documents and evidence addressing some of the false allegations that have been levelled, and transferring bitcoin from an early block.

“I will present what I believe to be ‘extraordinary proof’ and only ask that it be independently validated,” Wright added.

Also read: Craig Wright Is Not Satoshi Nakamoto; the Technical Proof

The claim that he will be able to move a coin from an early block also contradicts his claim made in an interview to The Economist, one of three publications which had access to Craig Wright before his claim, yesterday.

An excerpt from the publication read:

He also says he can’t send any bitcoin because they are now owned by a trust.

Furthermore, Wright refused to the idea of The Economist sending him a different text to sign as proof of possessing the private keys.

“I’m not going to keep jumping through hoops,” Wright told the publication.

A day after his claims, Wright is still looking to prove “through a series of pieces”, in his own words, that he is Satoshi Nakamoto.

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Last modified: May 3, 2016 19:46 UTC

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