Craig Wright reaffirms he is bitcoin inventor, ready to testify before CFTC
Craig Wright is ready to prove his claim! Craig, one of the main proponents of Bitcoin SV, told the CFTC [Commodity Futures Trading Commission] in an RFI [Request for Input] filing that he is the original Satoshi Nakamoto. This is the second time that he is telling the world to believe his claim of being the famed Bitcoin inventor.
Craig was writing to the CFTC in response to an RFI on Ethereum’s mechanics and markets. In a letter to the CFTC, he mentions that he completed a project referred to as BlackNet under the name of Satoshi Nakamoto.
“My name is Dr. Craig Wright and under the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto I completed a project I started in 1997 that was filed with the Australian government in part under an AusIndustry project registered with the Dept. of Innovation as BlackNet,” wrote Craig.
Forced to go public
He goes on to say that he wanted to publicize his identity as Nakamoto because of disinformation about the general blockchain technology and reappearance of scams. He argued that what were initially web IPO scams resurrected as ICOs as a part of lack of knowledge of mass audience about the technology.
“The amount of misunderstanding and fallacious information that has been propagated concerning bitcoin and any derivative system based on a blockchain has resulted in my choice to start to become more public,” wrote Craig. I plan to make myself available for questioning from the CFTC outside of the scope of this response.
He justified his argument by claiming that when he spoke of Bitcoin he always used definitions from the original Bitcoin white paper and code release.
This is not the first time that Craig has professed that he is the Bitcoin inventor. Ina BBC interview in 2016, Craig proclaimed that he is indeed the Nakamoto. However, he doesn’t want to take credit for it and also declared that it was the first and last time he was going to be in front of a camera or a TV channel professing to be Nakamoto.
Well seems like he changed his mind! The CFTC RFI filed by Craig declares that he plans to make himself “more public”. Most of the crypto community until now has decried his statement rather than accept it. Several theories are springing up on social media to disprove Craig’s claim. However, Craig’s letter to the CFTC, the U.S. watchdog for futures and options trading, might help tone down the skepticism among the community.
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