The affirmation of Craig Wright from being the real Satoshi Nakamoto, it seems to be a never ending story. Well, after boasting about the number of patents that he planned to register in terms of cryptocurrencies. The Bitcoin SV enthusiast has claimed rights to a Bitcoin wallet, which received part of the BTC stolen from the Mt Gox exchange. Which begs the question: Did Craig Wright hack Mt Gox?
Craig Wright’s claims
There are probably very few more curious characters than Craig Wright in the entire crypto world. Well, Wright has gained fame within the community, due to his claim to be the creator of Bitcoin, the legendary Satoshi Nakamoto. This despite not having any proof in his possession, which confirms his identity.
This has not prevented Craig Wright from presenting himself as Nakamoto wherever he goes. Whether it’s supporting Bitcoin SV, the project to build 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 seems that he wants to claim stolen BTC from Mt Gox.
Being the last of these claims, the one that it maintains on the well-known Tulip Trust. A list of Bitcoin wallets that would own the incredible total of 1.1 million Bitcoin. Which, according to Craig Wright’s version, would have been mined by him and Dave Kleiman during the early days of Bitcoin. Running out of capacity to mobilize funds after Kleiman’s death in 2013.
Hacking Mt. Gox
Craig Wright is allegedly making this claim through a letter released by his attorneys. In which, not only is Wright’s ownership of two of the addresses of the Tulip Trust made clear, but it is also reaffirmed that he would also own the name “Bitcoin”, as well as any use that may be made of it.
Of course, this has sparked a series of taunts across the crypto world. With most crypto influencers calling Wright “Faketoshi”, and laughing at the claims of his legal team.
However, one of the comments about Craig Wright’s new claims has caught the attention of the media. Well, as you comment Adam Back, one of the addresses that Wright claims would have received stolen funds from Mt Gox:
“Another day, more 1FeexV6bAHb8ybZjqQMjJrcCrHGW9sb6uF popcorn Craig claims that this address is his, and that the keys were “hacked”. However the Bitcoins there are documented as stolen from @mtgox see @wizsecurity at this link: So you are claiming to be the hacker of @mtgox?“
Of course, at the end of the day no one believes that Craig Wright hacked Mt Gox, or that he is the true owner of the Bitcoin in those wallets. However, this would be the perfect example of how Wright’s hitherto unsubstantiated comments can lead to unexpected consequences. Including an accusation of being a cybercriminal.