In the busy corridors of the cryptocurrency universe, few things attract more attention than the identity of Bitcoin’s enigmatic creator, Satoshi Nakamoto.
On platform X, formerly Twitter, a controversy ignited when an influential user, @Pledditor, raised questions about two popular Bitcoin-related accounts. He claims they use “misleading and deceptive” identities, violating the platform’s terms of service.
@Pledditor’s argument is clear: the profiles in question impersonate others, without making it obvious that they are parodies. He compares this practice to creating fake accounts, such as those that could impersonate “Tesla” or “Elon Musk”. The accounts in focus, whose identity behind them remains anonymous, are definitely not recognized as legitimate representatives of Satoshi, as highlighted by @Pledditor himself.
Please remove the checkmarks. pic.twitter.com/BCwFMSOfQJ
— Pledditor (@Pledditor) October 2, 2023
Among the accounts mentioned, @satoshi stands out. After a long silence of five years, she it returned to tweet and his posts are accompanied by clear disclaimers, such as: “This is not the real Satoshi Nakamoto, creator of Bitcoin. It is a report related to Craig Wright, who claims to be Satoshi without presenting concrete evidence.”
And speaking of Craig Wright, he has been the subject of intense controversy. Christen Ager-Hanssen, former CEO of nChain, recently alleged that Wright presented false evidence to support his claim to be Satoshi. The accusation becomes even more intriguing with the leak of documents that would implicate agreements regarding the bitcoins that Wright claims to own, and evidence of document manipulation in court proceedings.
The identity of Satoshi Nakamoto remains one of crypto’s biggest mysteries, and as long as that identity remains anonymous, controversies like this are to be expected.
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