Unsuccessful serial-forger and law-court regular, Craig Wright, just won’t give up the ghost of being Satoshi Nakamoto. Ordered by a judge to hand over half of his bitcoin holdings and intellectual property to the estate of Dave Kleiman, he concurred that he now “has no choice” but to do this.
However, he was quick to warn of the negative consequences that this would bring to the Bitcoin network. This prompted one particularly interested party to bet $10,000 that none of the coins would move within a year.
What Would ‘Faketoshi Nakamoto’ Do?
In some ways, you have to credit Craig Wright for sticking to his narrative. Well… apart from the times when he accidentally contradicts his own narrative.
Faced with a court order to hand over half of the 1.1 million BTC which (in his role as Satoshi Nakamoto) he claims to have mined, he said that he will. Surely at this point, it would be easier to just ‘fess up? But for Wright, it’s just ‘in for a penny, in for half a million bitcoin’.
However, Wright’s statement…