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Evidence

The links and information listed here are things Craig Wright has said or written in an attempt to convince people he is Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin.I pulled a Craig and copied and pasted from Bitcoinfiles.org

Note: This page was originally mirrored from Cult of Craig - Github, now defunct.

Forgeries, Fakes, and Plagiarism

  • Craig Wright edited old blog posts to link himself to the Bitcoin whitepaper.

  • Craig Wright faked PGP keys.

  • Craig Wright forged contracts and emails.

  • Craig Wright faked threats. Craig Wright faked a public key signing.

  • Craig Wright faked knowing how to code ASM. Craig’s Tweet.

  • Craig Wright backdated documents to the ATO. “Craig Wright, has admitted that he backdated these invoices.” Fined $1,893,714.50 penalty.

  • Craig Wright forged a 2001 pre-Bitcoin whitepaper draft. He did so to shift the goalposts of Satoshi to favor Bitcoin SV.

  • Craig Wright plagiarized a paper on Bitcoin Script being Turing complete.

  • Craig Wright plagiarized a paper on selfish mining.

  • Craig Wright plagiarized a paper on block propagation.

  • Craig Wright plagiarized a blog post on Bitcoin address generation. Original here.

  • Craig Wright plagiarized a blog post on scipt. From Wikipedia.

Experts Stating Craig Wright Is a Fraud

  • Nik Cubrilovic (security expert): Craig Wright is not Satoshi Nakamoto.

  • Peter Rizun (Bitcoin Unlimited chief scientist): rejects Craig Wright’s claim that Bitcoin can be faster than light speed.

  • Charlie Lee (Litecoin inventor): I can’t believe some people still think he’s Satoshi.

  • Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum inventor) writes 59 tweets about Craig Wright’s talk: Craig Wright is crazy.

  • Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum inventor) refutes Craig Wright’s negative gamma comment.

  • Amaury Sechet (Bitcoin ABC lead developer) refutes Craig Wright’s negative gamma comment.

  • Peter Rizun (Bitcoin Unlimited chief scientist) calls out Craig Wright lying about him.

  • Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum inventor) stands up at conference and calls Craig Wright a fraud.

  • Paul Sztorc (TruthCoin’s chief scientist) calls out mathmeatical errors in Craig Wrigt’s paper. “CSW is a fraud telling desperate LargeBlockers what they want to hear, veering into Econ for the purpose of desperate obfuscation.”

  • Andrew O’Hagan (London Review of Books editor) writes about how Craig Wright was paid $15M to claim he was Satoshi to escape financial difficulties.

  • Craig Wright’s mom says he’s prone to lying.

  • Krawisz suggests that Craig Wright is over the top to specifically attract a non-technical following . See also Microsoft research paper on Nigerian Prince scam emails.

  • In 2010, security expert says Craig Wright’s writing is “complete drivel and even laughable”.

  • Craig Wright claims secp256k1 can do pairing . Andy Polestra (Director of Research at Blockstream) refutes and Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum inventor) refutes , refutes more , and re-refutes.

Craig Wright Attacking Cryptocurrency Experts

  • Craig Wright attacks Cornell professor Emin Gün Sirer.

Threats

  • Craig Wright emails Roger Ver, “welcome to bankruptcy … you are my enemy. You have fucking no idea what that means. You will.”

Technical Competence

  • Craig Wright misunderstood Satoshi’s Bitcoin code.

  • Craig Wright poses with nonsensical math to show off his mathematical proficiency.

  • Craig Wright didn’t understand Bitcoin transactions.

  • nChain staff amazed by gaps in Craig’s technical knowledge.

  • Those who have worked with Craig say he is not capable of being Satoshi.

  • Craig Wright misunderstood opcodes and hash vulnerabilities.

  • Craig Wright relied on technobabble and social manipulation with Peter Rizun.

In Relation to Satoshi

  • Craig Wright called Bitcoin “bit coins”. Satoshi never used this naming.

  • Craig Wright sold “Satoshi revelation” to nChain for “about ten million”.

  • Craig Wright: I am a lawyer and this is my area of speciality. Satoshi: I am not a lawyer (2009). Craig got his law degree in 2008.

  • Craig Wright: Anonymity is the shield of cowards. My life is open and I have little care for my privacy. (2008)

  • Craig Wright: Bitcoin is not a cryptocurrency. At no point have I said that Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency. Satoshi: Maybe [cryptocurrency] is a word we should use when describing Bitcoin. Announcing version 0.3 of Bitcoin, the P2P cryptocurrency!

Social Media Shenanigans

Other Lies

  • Craig Wright lied about owning MtGox’s Bitcoin.

  • Craig Wright falsely states he doesn’t want fame or money.

  • Craig Wright claims Julian Assange is a rapist. Assange wasn’t charged. Stockholm’s Chief Prosecutor closed the rape case due to no offense being disclosed. Victim said, “it was the police who made up the charges”.

  • Craig Wright claimed to have “a couple doctorates” in 2015 and on his LinkedIn. Neither were produced in his wheelbarrow of degrees stunt.Doctor of Theology: Nobody can find it. Supposed University denied it.PhD: University denied it . Finally was rewarded one in 2017. It has math errors.

  • Craig Wright lost a bet with Peter Rizun. He refuses to pay and tried to lie his way out of it.

  • Craig Wright admitted to faking blog posts for Wired.

  • Craig Wright: Turing never said that things had to be infinite. He never once in his life mentioned that. Alan Turing: we say that the machine has infinite memory capacity.

Notable Appearances

  • Video: A Bitcoin Cash World – Dr. Craig Wright and Jimmy Nguyen : At 23:25, CSW does not appear to know what signed/unsigned integers are.

  • Audio: GQ Releases Hilariously Sweary Audio of Craig Wright Interview.

  • Video: Craig Wright makes nonsensical claims (2014).

  • Video: Craig Wright claims to be working on AI, and evolutionary code (obviously never happened).

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