Craig Wright the finds himself embroiled in another drama regarding his claim that he is the real Satoshi Nakamoto. Wright asserts that he is Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin. In order to believe this claim many have asked for proof in the form of the private keys necessary to move the bitcoin that Satoshi mined in Bitcoin's early days. Wright revealed a list of 16,404 addresses that he claims to own—but says he can not access them.
Previously, Wright promised to prove he was controlling the private keys tied to the creator of Bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto. The court set a deadline for Craig Wright by early February, when he must show evidence of his ownership of Satoshi Nakamoto's wallets. However, lawyers involved disclosed yesterday that discovery evidence provides no evidence that Wright has bitcoin private keys.
Wright has been aggressive in his quest to silence any critics by suing them. In April 2019, Wright pursued a detractor known only as “Hodlonaut” until Wright doxxed him publicly disclosing his identity for a $5,000 bounty. Then Wright sued him for defamation claiming his reputation was damaged after being called a scammer. In May 2019, he also sued Bitcoin.com founder and Bitcoin Cash advocate Roger Ver for calling him a fraud. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is a competing coin from another bitcoin fork. This case was dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. Wright also pursued suing podcaster Peter McCormack for defamation. And he also served legal notices to the founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin who called him a fraud.
Craig Wright has indicated that he is not the sole creator and owner of bitcoin. In previous interviews Wright publicly stated he was part of a team that created bitcoin. Unfavourable forensic examination of cryptographic evidence points to evidence of a hoax. Most of the evidence purportedly showing that Wright was connected to Bitcoin during its creation in 2008 and 2009 appears to have been manufactured years after the fact. The most notable being the cryptographic data was likely created by a version of cryptographic software that didn't yet exist when the key was originally created in 2008. The discrepancies call Wright's narrative in to question.
Recently, Bitcoin SV briefly occupied the 4th largest market capitalization position on Wrights promises to disclose his ownership of keys to solidify he is Satoshi Nakamoto. Investors many have bought BSV expecting proof, instead the price of BSV has fallen by 40% recently. The drama with Craig Wright will undoubtedly continue allowing crypto-swing traders to make money from the volatility.
In my opinion if Craig Wright was really Satoshi Nakamoto and owner of the early mined bitcoins he could easily prove it by publishing the digital signature he claims to have. Independent experts could confirm within minutes if the signature is valid and verify that it was created using the same key as the earliest Bitcoin transactions. The recent disclosure by lawyers seems to confirm that Wright likely is not Satoshi.