Cult of Craig - Facts About Craig Wright's Involvement in Bitcoin
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Forgeries, Fakes, and Plagiarism
Craig Wright edited old blog posts to link himself to the Bitcoin whitepaper.
Craig Wright faked PGP keys.
Craig Wright forged contracts and emails.
Craig Wright faked threats.
Craig Wright faked a public key signing.
Craig Wright faked knowing how to code ASM.
Craig Wright backdated documents to the ATO. "Craig Wright, has admitted that he backdated these invoices." Fined $1,893,714.50 penalty.
Craig Wright forged a 2001 pre-Bitcoin whitepaper draft.
He did so to shift the goalposts of Satoshi to favor Bitcoin SV.
Craig Wright plagiarized a paper on Bitcoin Script being Turing complete.
Craig Wright plagiarized a paper on selfish mining.
Craig Wright plagiarized a paper on block propagation.
Craig Wright plagiarized a blog post on Bitcoin address generation.
Craig Wright plagiarized a blog post on scipt.
Craig Wright forged a court document by using a fake key, with a typo, whose timestamp disproves the document.
Craig Wright lied about owning MtGox's Bitcoin.
Craig Wright falsely states he doesn't want fame or money.
Craig Wright claims Julian Assange is a rapist.
Assange wasn't charged. Stockholm’s Chief Prosecutor closed the rape case due to no offense being disclosed. Victim said, "it was the police who made up the charges”.
Craig Wright claimed to have "a couple doctorates" in 2015
and on his LinkedIn.
Neither were produced in his wheelbarrow of degrees stunt.
Doctor of Theology: Nobody can find it. Supposed University denied it.
PhD: University denied it
Finally was rewarded one in
It has math errors.
Craig Wright lost a bet with Peter Rizun. He refuses to pay and tried to lie his way out of it.
Craig Wright admitted to faking blog posts for Wired.
Craig Wright: Turing never said that things had to be infinite. He never once in his life mentioned that.
Alan Turing: we say that the machine has infinite memory capacity.
Craig Wright claims that a Microsoft Patch Tuesday interrupted the genesis block mining between January 3rd and January 9th, 2009.
The patch didn't come out until the second Tuesday of the month (Patch Tuesday), January 13, 2009.
Craig Wright claims he laid fiber cable to his home before mining Bitcoin there in 2009, introducing his town to fiber-based internet.
A neighbor to Craig's property, a local business, and multiple ISPs deny this is the case.
Craig Wright claims he mined Bitcoin in 2009 / 2010 "directly into a trust" and that "there are no transactions related to the Bitcoin".
In early 2009 Satoshi sent Mike Hearn Bitcoin
from block #5326,
which Satoshi mined.
Craig Wright, in court documents, claimed ownership of 16cou7Ht6WjTzuFyDBnht9hmvXytg6XdVT
which belongs to a Bitcoin "whale".
The owner of that address signed a message, using the corresponding private key, that "Craig is a liar and a fraud".
Note: Craig Wright rejects these documents as a forgery.
Craig Wright claims to have privately signed messages using the private key for Bitcoin blocks #1 and #9.
According to Craig Wright all of his Bitcoin private keys were "transferred to the blind trust, and therefore are owned by the trusts, not by Dr. Wright" and "access to the encrypted file that contains the public addresses and their associated private keys to the Bitcoin I mined requires myself and a combination of trustees".
Craig Wright claims Bitcoin was never supposed to be Anonymous.
3 months earlier: Craig Wright has plans to make BCH anonymous.
Craig Wright claims David Kleiman overdosed on drugs from the Silk Road.
David Kleiman's autopsy says he died from Coronary Artery Disease.
Experts Stating Craig Wright Is a Fraud
Nik Cubrilovic (security expert): Craig Wright is not Satoshi Nakamoto.
Peter Rizun (Bitcoin Unlimited chief scientist): rejects Craig Wright's claim that Bitcoin can be faster than light speed.
Charlie Lee (Litecoin inventor): I can't believe some people still think he's Satoshi.
Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum inventor) writes 59 tweets about Craig Wright's talk: Craig Wright
Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum inventor) refutes Craig Wright's negative gamma comment.
Amaury Sechet (Bitcoin ABC lead developer) refutes Craig Wright's negative gamma comment.
Peter Rizun (Bitcoin Unlimited chief scientist) calls out Craig Wright lying about him.
Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum inventor) stands up at conference and calls Craig Wright a fraud.
Paul Sztorc (TruthCoin's chief scientist) calls out mathmeatical errors in Craig Wrigt's paper. "CSW is a fraud telling desperate LargeBlockers what they want to hear, veering into Econ for the purpose of desperate obfuscation."
Andrew O’Hagan (London Review of Books editor) writes about how Craig Wright was paid $15M to claim he was Satoshi to escape financial difficulties.
Craig Wright's mom says he's prone to lying.
Krawisz suggests that Craig Wright is over the top to specifically attract a non-technical following
. See also
Microsoft research paper on Nigerian Prince scam emails.
In 2010, security expert says Craig Wright's writing is "complete drivel and even laughable".
Craig Wright claims secp256k1 can do pairing
Andy Polestra (Director of Research at Blockstream) refutes
Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum inventor) refutes
Craig Wright Attacking Cryptocurrency Experts
Craig Wright attacks Cornell professor Emin Gün Sirer.
A Bitcoin Cash World – Dr. Craig Wright and Jimmy Nguyen
: At 23:25, CSW does not appear to know what
GQ Releases Hilariously Sweary Audio of Craig Wright Interview.
Craig Wright makes nonsensical claims (2014).
Craig Wright claims to be working on AI, and evolutionary code (obviously never happened).
Craig Wright emails Roger Ver, "welcome to bankruptcy ... you are my enemy. You have fucking no idea what that means. You will."
Roger Ver is not bankrupt.
Craig Wright claims "EVERY satoshi ever mined and earnt on BCH using ABC will be reversed. It is a promise."
No satoshis are reversed.
Craig Wright claims he will attack Ripple.
Ripple is still functioning.
Craig Wright misunderstood Satoshi's Bitcoin code.
Craig Wright poses with nonsensical math to show off his mathematical proficiency.
Craig Wright didn't understand Bitcoin transactions.
nChain staff amazed by gaps in Craig's technical knowledge.
Those who have worked with Craig say he is not capable of being Satoshi.
Craig Wright misunderstood opcodes and hash vulnerabilities.
Craig Wright relied on technobabble and social manipulation with Peter Rizun.
Craig Wright didn’t understand the difference between bits and bytes.
In Relation to Satoshi
Craig Wright called Bitcoin "bit coins". Satoshi never used this naming.
Craig Wright sold "Satoshi revelation" to nChain for "about ten million".
Craig Wright: I am a lawyer and this is my area of speciality.
Satoshi: I am not a lawyer (2009).
Craig got his law degree in 2008.
Craig Wright: Anonymity is the shield of cowards. My life is open and I have little care for my privacy. (2008)
Craig Wright: Bitcoin is not a cryptocurrency. At no point have I said that Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency.
Satoshi: Maybe [cryptocurrency] is a word we should use when describing Bitcoin.
Announcing version 0.3 of Bitcoin, the P2P cryptocurrency!
Craig Wright: Hal Finney helped me build the Bitcoin protocol.
Hal Finney says he mined a couple early blocks and then dissapeared until late 2010.
Craig Wright produced of blocks he supposedly mined as Satoshi.
The person in the posession of the private keys corresponding to the coinbase reward of 144 of those blocks cryptographically signed a message saying "Craig Steven Wright is a liar and a fraud."
BitMex Research analyzed some of the addresses Craig Wright claimed to mine and they are not from the dominant miner at the time (which would have been Satoshi).
Some of the rewards from the blocks Craig Wright claimed to have mined have been spent despite him arguing in court they were locked in a trust. Earlier versions he submitted of the list contained the wrong blocks due to a misunderstanding of the Java programing language.
Craig Wright v Vitalik Buterin:
Craig Wright v Adam Back:
Dropped and Craig Wright payed Adam's legal costs.
Craig Wright v Roger Ver:
Dismissed and ordered to pay $73,000 of Roger's legal costs.
Craig Wright v Peter McCormack:
Judge reduced damages to 1£, saying Craig Wright advanced a "deliberately false case" making it "unconscionable that Dr. Wright should receive any more than nominal damages".
Deleted CSW LinkedIn page: