Bitcoin without Satoshi is nothing, and no not referring to the smallest unit which Bitcoin consists of, but the Person or the whole bunch of people behind the anonymous name Satoshi Nakamoto. It’s still bewildering for the community and that’s the way, mayhaps it will stay till 2140 when the last DTC would be mined.
That doesn’t really stop the community from guessing, and the list has some peculiar names on it. A Japanese American physicist, Dorian Nakamoto got mentioned when an article on Newsweek’s March 2014 was issued. However, he categorically denied any links to being the creator of the worlds leading cryptocurrency. The man behind the creator of smart contracts, Nick Szabo, was another name to make the rounds but he also said a definite no to be the main man behind Bitcoin’s white paper.
Then there’s the curious case of Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, who claims to be the undisputed king of the company with a market cap today of over $175 billion. With time, he has started receiving support, especially from the BSV community, that he is the real Satoshi.
Is Craig Wright All Talk And no Show?
Time and time again, Craig Wright has failed to back up his claims, Wright was advised to transfer 50% of the initial Bitcoins that were first mined, to the estate of late Dave Kleiman’s, to help his case in the court but he couldn’t produce it. Satoshi Nakamoto, the real one is considered to be the one who mined the first Bitcoins, and producing them before the court, would surely have turned a few doubters into believers.
Clearly, the lack of evidence has made people grow suspicious, and in the eyes of many, he is nothing but a fraud. Now there’s a new addition to the list in the form of the world’s leading crypto exchange Binance, Changpeng Zhao. Zhao is seen advising people to not fall for the facade Craig Wright has created, and not to put in their hard-earned money in Bitcoin SV (BSV). Craig Wright led the hard fork for BSV, which is a form of Bitcoin Cash (BCH).
CSW is a fraud. Investing in a fraud never ends well. See below. Time will tell. https://t.co/OIxbZguhnv
— CZ Binance 🔶🔶🔶 (@cz_binance) February 24, 2020
Changpeng Zhao took a bold step and excluded BSV from its exchange back in April 2019, and left BSV fans agitated. CoinGeek Calvin Ayre jumped to the defence of BSV and called Binance illegal last year. Zhao also discussed how he exposed the pyramid scheme of FCOin’s when the founder proposed that their way of doing things and going forward is better than Bitcoin.