On 9th May 2019, Jameson Lopp had published an op-ed on Bitcoin Magazine where he discredited Craig Wright’s claim of being Satoshi Nakamoto. Under the legal counsel of Craig Wright, Jameson Loop’s article has been geo-blocked in the UK and Australia.
Following the Geoblocking of the article, a number of people joined together and copy pasted the article on other websites to ensure people in the UK and Australia can read the article. Riccardo Spagni, the lead developer of the privacy-focused Cryptocurrency, too created several copies of the article, so people can read it.
— Riccardo Spagni (@fluffypony) May 9, 2019
Jameson Lopp’s Op Ed
Jameson Lopp, the lead developer at CASA, wrote an op-ed in which he points out flaws in Craig Wright’s claim that he is Satoshi Nakamoto. He uses past actions of Satoshi Nakamoto and compares them with statements Craig Wright has said publicly.
Some of the points raised by Jameson Loop are,
- Satoshi Nakamoto always mentioned Bitcoin as “Bitcoin” while Craig Wright in his early writings from 2011 mentioned Bitcoin as “Bit Coin”.
- Wright said that he never called Bitcoin as “cryptocurrency” while Satoshi Nakamoto did on many occasions.
- Craig Wright publicly said “I am a lawyer and this [financial law] is my area of specialty,” while the real Satoshi Nakamoto in 2010 said “I am not a lawyer and I can’t possibly answer that”
The entire article can be read here.
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