Satoshi Nakamoto's Twitter account #satoshi reopens

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 Satoshi Nakamoto's Twitter account #satoshi reopens

When did Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious creator of Bitcoin, return to the Cryptosphere? No, but the Twitter account @satoshi wants to make you think so, with a new post Tuesday focused on the 2008 white paper.

The value of the blue checkmark is questionable, as it is evident that the account has been reactivated with Nakamoto's name and a'verified account' blue checkmark.

It's the second post on the account this week. prior to those tweets, the last activity was in October 2018.

Twitter users added community notes to the post, clarificationing that the@satoshi account was connected to Craig Wright, who has claimed for years to be Satoshi Nakamoto.

Ager-Hanssen left his job last week, and has been tweeting constantly about Wright and developments at nChain since then. He even remarked on the appearance of the blue check mark on the @satoshi account yesterday.

Twitter did not immediately return Decrypt's request for comment.

For more than a decade, Wright has claimed to be the inventor of Bitcoin, the biggest digital currency by market capitalization. Wright has been involved in multiple legal battles regarding Bitcoin, including one involving 12 Bitcoin Core developers. The developers are backed by the Bitcoin Legal Defense Fund of Jack Dorsey in a dispute over 111,000 Bitcoin allegedly stolen from the Mt. Gox is a cryptocurrency exchange.

In February, Wright lost his copyright case against Bitcoin in a UK court, alleging that forks of Bitcoin violated his intellectual property. This despite the fact that nChain, a company where Wright still serves as chief scientist, launched Bitcoin SV, a fork of Bitcoin Cash, itself a fork of Bitcoin.

Judge James Mellor said he was disappointed in the outcome of the case.

Many names have surfaced, including Wright's, of possibly being the creator of Bitcoin, such as SpaceX CEO and Dogecoin champion Elon Musk, British cryptographer Adam Back, physicist Dorian Nakamoto, and computer scientists Hal Finney and Nick Szabo.

In December, Finney's Twitter account resurfaced following a decade of inactivity. Fran's wife, Finney, used the account to post a statement and keep the account from being purged after the site was taken over by Musk earlier in the year.