• Wright stated that he would provide the ultimate proof of his authorship of the original Bitcoin code.
  • Wright has filed 114 blockchain patents and listed two PhDs on his LinkedIn page.

The infamous Craig Wright has alleged Satoshi Nakamoto, the author of the Bitcoin (BTC) whitepaper, of plagiarizing him. In the CC London Investment in Blockchain and AI Forum 2019, Wright stated that he would provide the ultimate proof of his authorship of the original Bitcoin code. According to Wright, this will come out in the form of a thesis he wrote back in 2008. Wright stated that Nakamoto drafted the entire thesis into the Bitcoin white paper. 

After realizing that he referred to Satoshi in the third-person, Wright said:

“Either I am Satoshi or Satoshi plagiarized me. You can make the choice, I don't really care because he actually took whole paragraphs from my LOM. So it’s either me or… I don’t really care if you like it.”

Wright has declared that Satoshi Nakamoto is a pseudonym for the partnership between him and his late business partner Dave Kleiman, who was responsible for inventing Bitcoin. Wright has continuously claimed himself as Satoshi Nakamoto after Kleiman’s death. Due to this, the crypto space has severely criticized the Australian programmer, calling him “Faketoshi.”

Since 2017, Wright has filed 114 blockchain patents and listed two PhDs on his LinkedIn page, including one from Charles Sturt University. Forbes contacted the university only to find out that it had not granted Wright any PhDs. Wright was, however, awarded with a doctorate degree by Charles Sturt University later in 2017 and was given three master's degrees in networking and systems administration.


 

Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Markets and instruments profiled on this page are for informational purposes only and should not in any way come across as a recommendation to buy or sell in these assets. You should do your own thorough research before making any investment decisions. FXStreet does not in any way guarantee that this information is free from mistakes, errors, or material misstatements. It also does not guarantee that this information is of a timely nature. Investing in Open Markets involves a great deal of risk, including the loss of all or a portion of your investment, as well as emotional distress. All risks, losses and costs associated with investing, including total loss of principal, are your responsibility. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of FXStreet nor its advertisers.

Cryptos feed

Latest Crypto News & Analysis

Editors’ Picks

Bitcoin is three steps away from $14000

Yesterday at the close of the US trading session, the BTC/USD pair broke above the long-term downward trend line and immediately shot up to the $10000 level.

More Cryptocurrencies News

XRP/USD to target at daily SMA200, if $0.2100 holds

Ripple’s XRP settled above $0.2100 amid strong bullish momentum on the cryptocurrency market. At the time of writing, XRP/USD is changing hands at $0.2111. 

More Ripple News

BTC/USD holds above $10,000 ahead of another breakout

Bitcoin price shot above $10,000 for the first time since the first week of May. A day before halving, Bitcoin dumped massively to levels close to $8,000.

More Bitcoin News

LTC/USD bounces off channel support, rendezvous at $50

Litecoin advanced higher from the main support at $40 in tandem with the other major cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. Bitcoin ascended to highs above $10,400 on Monday while Ethereum stepped ...

More Litecoin News

BEST CRYPTO BROKERS/EXCHANGES

Bitcoin Weekly Forecast: BTC/USD bulls fight for every inch of the ground on their way to $10,000

After a sharp sell-off at the beginning of the week, BTC/USD climbed back above $9,000 and made its way above another important resistance $9,300.

Read the weekly forecast

BTC

ETH

XRP