Satoshi Nakamoto's Twitter account 'satoshi' raises questions

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 Satoshi Nakamoto's Twitter account 'satoshi' raises questions

What is the story behind Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin, and what happened when he finally returned to the world of Cryptocurrency? No, but the Twitter account @satoshi wants to make you think so, with a new post Tuesday focused on the 2008 white paper.

The reactivation of an account that bears Nakamoto's name and a blue checkmark does raise questions about the value of the blue checkmark.

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

Twitter users also 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 position 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's Decrypt representative declined to comment on Twitter's request for comment.

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

In February, Wright lost a UK court battle after claiming that forks of Bitcoin violated his intellectual property. This despite the fact that nChain, the company where Wright still serves as chief scientist, launched Bitcoin SV in November 2018, a fork of Bitcoin Cash, itself a fork of Bitcoin.

James Mellor, the district court judge, said a slammed decision was made by a judge in favor of the defendants.

There have been several names, including Wright's, who has suggested that SpaceX CEO and Dogecoin champion Elon Musk, British cryptographer Adam Back, physicist Dorian Nakamoto, and computer scientists Hal Finney and Nick Szabo could be the creator of Bitcoin over the years.

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