Dave Kleiman and Craig Wright are recognized as the people behind the “Satoshi Nakamoto” nickname or pseudonym associated with the development of Bitcoin near the end of last decade. However, up to this point, that has neither been recognized nor accepted by the entire cryptocurrency ecosystem, and there is still some doubt about the origins of the world’s most famous crypto assets and the people or person responsible for its creation.
However, the chapter has been revived with a recent claim, as Amaury Sechet, a Bitcoin Cash developer that calls himself the “benevolent dictator” of the new Bitcoin ABC (one of the blockchains that resulted from the mid-November hard fork of BCH,) has claimed that he is the famous Satoshi Nakamoto character.
Twitter and the Fine Line between the Truth and False Statements
The claim was made via Twitter, where Amaury Sechet wrote in the account @deadalnix the following message:” I am Satoshi Nakamoto. There it is said and I can prove it: 304502200fc3909c3224bc140b7aed365f33f066bd81eabedd198ad2a257882e86586ae8022100f03c6f63cddb43ebf48512c9a0cc0f97fd2cf227d22f15691d7ad65e49ddd659.”
In a message published later, Amaury Sechet wrote: “The hash of the message is 69ea465fc5f924b61dd51514617a8f2118bc1363c7a91a249d1ac404662139b3. It’s content will be revealed soon. If you don’t believe me, stiff!” It remains to be seen if the man was being serious.
Current Bitcoin SV (the other resulting blockchain from the aforementioned hard fork) developer and former Bitcoin ABC staffer _unwriter (on Twitter) cited Sechet and Bitcoin ABC as the most important problem for the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem. The person in question thinks that the ABC blockchain is bad for decentralization.
How Difficult is it to “Fake” Satoshi Nakamoto’s Identity?
Whilst most of the community seems to think that faking Satoshi’s identity is very difficult to achieve, Bitcoin Core developer Gregory Maxwell observes that it may not be the case. He made his comments on a Stack Exchange post, saying that accomplishing it can be easy as “copying some pre-existing signatures out of the blockchain and posting somewhat obfuscated instructions on verifying them.”
Sechet’s comments are taken at a “jab” (a boxing term to refer to the name of a punch) at Craig Wright, which actually replied to his tweet. Wright is known as one of the biggest Bitcoin SV’s advocates in the industry.
Craig Wright’s Response to Sechet
In his Twitter account @ProfFaustus, Wright replied by saying: “Oh. A shame you fail to understand even the basics concerning bitcoin. Please continue down that path. Do not allow me to stop you. How about you swear an oath formally…”
As it is not know whether Sechet’s claims are a joke or represent a serious statement, there is still some natural skepticism in the community. People have begun to wonder why, in the case it is true, the nature of the high-profile Bitcoin Cash developer’s wealth, and why he doesn’t collect his funds and “pump” up BCH’s price.
The fact of the matter is that, right now, there is no way to determine if Sechet was being serious or if he was “joking” around, which remains a plausible scenario.
By: Andres Chavez