Now that the discussion about Craig Wright inventing Bitcoin has turned out to be nothing more than a tumbleweed, more and more people are retracting their claims which validated his “evidence”. Charles Sturt University had a post up explaining why Wright could be Satoshi, but they retracted that rather quickly.
Charles Sturt Uni and Craig Wright
It is safe to say a lot of people were convinced Craig Wright is indeed Satoshi Nakamoto, and we may never find out whether he is or not. For now, all of the evidence seems to be pointing in the direction of him not being able to back his claims, although one can never say for sure what type of evidence he indeed holds.
Note from the Author: This does not mean we believe Craig Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto. We do not dismiss the possibility – how minuscule it might be – either.
All of the people who seemed to validate his claims, however, find themselves in a rather awkward position. Charles Sturt University is one of those entities backing Wright’s claims, but they have posted a statement that explains the situation and offers an apology for assuming Wright was indeed the creator of Bitcoin.
Moreover, Martin Hale, Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University, also encouraged people to watch a video of Wright teaching one of their short courses. Not that there is anything wrong with that per se, but Hale wanted to apologize for that as well. Getting excited about the achievements of one of the University’s alumni is only normal, and no real harm was done in the process.
Hale and Wright are close friends, which may explain why he was so quick to believe his accomplishments. It is certainly true Craig has a vast knowledge of technology, and he possesses the necessary skills to create Bitcoin. Unfortunately, it is impossible to prove he did, even though just about all of his previous non-Bitcoin claims were validated.
The mystery of Satoshi Nakamoto is still very real to this day, although it should not steer away the attention from Bitcoin itself. The cryptocurrency and technology are doing very well for themselves ever since Satoshi left the public stage, and the identity of this person – or group – will not have an impact on the future of Bitcoin.
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