Amaury Sechet, Bitcoin Cash developer, has published a tweet in which he claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto.
I am Satoshi Nakamoto. There it is said and I can prove it:
— deadalǹ͔͜͡i͎̜͖͗̎͞x̛̳̠̤̥̦̉̊̕̕ (@deadalnix) February 8, 2019
“I am Satoshi Nakamoto. There it is said and I can prove it:
He then added:
“The hash of the message is 69ea465fc5f924b61dd51514617a8f2118bc1363c7a91a249d1ac404662139b3
It’s content will be revealed soon”.
After Craig Wright and other attempts, once again someone tries to pretend to be the mythical creator of Bitcoin.
After all, Bitcoin Core developer Gregory Maxwell argues that pretending to be Satoshi could be easier than expected.
Craig Wright himself copied some pre-existing signatures to try to prove his self-proclamation, although then the truth was discovered quite quickly.
According to some hypotheses, Sechet would be joking, perhaps just to show how easy it can be to try to pretend to be Satoshi.
For now Sechet hasn’t published further details, except for other tweets in which he has confirmed this self-proclamation from which, however, a slightly light-hearted attitude seems to emerge. So the hypothesis that he’s joking seems plausible.
It’s easy to imagine that this story won’t end here, because Sechet is an active and authoritative member of the Bitcoin Cash community. So just as it was for Craig Wright, this self-proclamation could also hold its own for a while.
Investigations into Satoshi Nakamoto’s true identity can be extremely fascinating to the general public, and so even when there’s a vague appearance of credibility they are bound to attract a lot of interest.