Did someone just troll Craig Wright with one of his "own" BTC addresses?

17 May, 2019
by David Borman
Did someone just troll Craig Wright with one of his own BTC addresses?

It is being reported by Cryptoslate that somebody has created a message using one of the Bitcoin addresses that Craig Wright claims to own. Seeing as the message is not particularly... friendly towards Wright, it is plausible someone else is in control of the address, and some have speculated it is Roger Ver.

A copy of the message was posted to twitter by Jameson Lopp:

The message can also be seen as verified here. The message reads:

"Address 16cou7Ht6WjTzuFyDBnht9hmvXytg6XdVT does not belong to Satoshi or to Craig Wright. Craig is a liar and a fraud."

The address comes from a list that Wright has, apparently, submitted as proof that he is Satoshi Nakamoto. While some have pointed out that Wright already denounced the list of addresses that he supposedly submitted as a fake, someone on twitter seems to have found the same address in different documentation:

There is no proof that Roger Ver is the one who made this message, and he has not publicly claimed to have done so. However the wording is quite similar to a recent message from Ver to Wright:

At this time it is unclear who controls the address, but it is unlikely to be Wright. Now it is just a debate as to whether Wright really claimed to own this address or not, but that is for the courts to decide.

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