Craig Wright’s claim to be the real Satoshi Nakamoto seems to be a never-ending story. Well, after bragging about the number of patents he was planning to register in the field of cryptomonies. The Bitcoin SV enthusiast has claimed rights to a Bitcoin wallet, which received part of the stolen BTCs from the Mt Gox exchange. Which begs the question: Did Craig Wright hack into Mt Gox?
Craig Wright has to prove himself as Satoshi Nakamoto
Craig Wright’s claims
There are probably very few characters more curious than Craig Wright in the entire crypto world. Well, Wright has become famous within the community because of his claim to be the creator of Bitcoin, the legendary Satoshi Nakamoto. This in spite of not having any evidence in his possession, confirming his identity.
This hasn’t stopped Craig Wright from presenting himself as Nakamoto wherever he goes. Either by providing support to Bitcoin SV, the project of building an alternative currency to Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. Or claiming rights to wallets that would belong, according to him, to Satoshi Nakamoto. Although now, it looks like he wants to claim some stolen BTCs from Mt Gox.
Being the last of these claims, the one you hold over the well-known Tulip Trust. A list of Bitcoin wallets that would possess the incredible total of 1.1 million Bitcoins. Which, according to Craig Wright’s version, would have been undermined by him and Dave Kleiman during the early days of Bitcoin. With no capacity to mobilize funds after Kleiman’s death in 2013.
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He hacked into Mt. Gox
Craig Wright would be making this claim through a letter circulated by his lawyers. In which, not only is Wright’s ownership of two of the Tulip Trust’s addresses made clear, but also reaffirms that he would also own the name „Bitcoin Billionaire“, as well as any use that could be made of it.
Craig Wright hacked into Mt. Gox? That seems to indicate the document from his lawyers.
Of course, this has unleashed a series of taunts all over the crypto world. With most crypto influencers calling Wright „Faketoshi“, and laughing at the claims of his legal team.