Thursday, March 14, 2024

"Judge rules Craig Wright is not Satoshi Nakamoto: Report"

But you knew that.*

From CoinTelegraph, March 14:

Wright is not the pseudonymous founder of the Bitcoin network, a judge ruled on March 14. 

Craig Wright is not Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of the Bitcoin network, according to Judge James Mellor's ruling in the United Kingdom on March 14, reported BitMEX Research. 

Closing arguments began in London on March 12 in the lawsuit brought by the Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA) lawsuit against Wright, an Australian computer scientist who claimed to be Nakamoto since 2016.

COPA was seeking injunctive relief to prevent Wright from further claiming to be Nakamoto. Wright has been accused of massive document forgery for supporting his claim of being the pseudonymous Bitcoin founder. According to COPA’s closing submission:

“Dr. Wright has been shown to have lied on an extraordinary scale. […] He has invented an entire biographical history, producing one tranche after another of forged documents to support it.”

The trial began on Feb. 5. Wright had offered to settle the case out of court on Jan. 24, but COPA declined....

April 2016
"Techno-nirvana is going mainstream but at what cost?" (now with added cosplay)
The writer is the founding editor of FT Alphaville, here scribing away for the paper....

March 2017
"Bitcoin’s 'creator' races to patent technology with gambling tycoon"

February 2018
"The Man Who Claimed to Invent Bitcoin Is Being Sued for $10 Billion"

May 2919
Crypto: "Craig Wright Attempts to Copyright the Satoshi White Paper and Bitcoin Code"
He is not Satoshi.
As the man says on TV: Craig, what's in your wallet?*

See our first rule for identifying members of Phi Scamma Jamma which says (the introduction to 2013's "How to Spot a Hedge Fund Fraudster"):

Bombast. In my experience they are all bombastic.
And stripper poles. You would not believe the number of stripper poles that crooks collect....
June 2019
"Can the taste of a cheese be copyrighted?"
Copyright, it's all the rage.
Yesterday Jemima Kelly reported that a second pretender to the throne of Satoshi had emerged* and today we have the Oxford University Press blog asking the headline question....

August 2019
Satoshi: "Australian who says he invented bitcoin ordered to hand over up to $5bn"

August 2019
Finally, Someone Who Appreciates A Good Legal Opinion On Matters Running in The Billions of Dollars
Following up on yesterday's Satoshi: "Australian who says he invented bitcoin ordered to hand over up to $5bn".
Now throw in some cosplay and my work here is done.
Jemima Kelly writing at FT Alphaville:

He’s not Satoshi, he’s a very naughty boy....

July 2021
Bitcoin: Ummm...How Did Craig Wright Get A Takedown Order To Remove Satoshi's Whitepaper In Britain? 

October 2021
Questions America Wants Answered: "Why did Satoshi decide to use secp256k1 instead of secp256r1?" (plus: searching for Satoshi)
And Peter Thiel on Searching For Satoshi

November 2021
"Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Could Be Unmasked at Florida Trial" 

September 2022
"Craig Wright tells a court he stomped on the hard-drive that can prove he is Satoshi" (plus Bill Gates and Mexican drug cartels)
Those are just some of the stories highlighted at The Blindspot, Izabella Kaminska, proprietor.

In the Blind Spot (Satoshi?, CSTO, Narcos)

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