The cryptocurrency markets have seen various imposters claiming to be ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ – the creator of Bitcoin. The most famous and persistent claims for those who have been made by Craig Wright.
He and Calvin Ayre have allegedly staged various attempts, e.g., the Copyright fiasco, in the past to assert the claims. Moreover, Wright is also entangled in a web of court cases being trialed stand based on this claim.
However, recently, the courts ruled out the probability as Wright was proved to have presented false proof to the court. Cryptocurrency investors were not surprised by the news. It finally seems that the Craig Wright issue will soon be behind.
Nevertheless, not long before Craig Wright’s falsified evidence revelations came out, another PR stunt was staged on Satoshi’s Identity. Ivy McLemore, a Marketing & Public Relations expert, claimed that Satoshi would be revealing his identity on 18 August 20: 00 hours UTC.
The press release claimed that the Bitcoin creator’s identity would be revealed on two websites – www.SatoshiNRH.com and www.ivymclemore.com. However, soon after the scheduled time ‘, this’ Satoshi’s website went down.
Whale Panda tweeted,
The new faketoshi can’t even keep a website up.
Website Link of the Self Proclaimed Satoshi (Source: Tweet, Jameson Lopp)
Riccardo Spagni, the creator of Monero, tweeted,
New Faketoshi: “I have $10 billion worth of Bitcoin”
Also new Faketoshi: “I can only afford $1/month for hosting my website”
The alarms went off even when the claims were made last week. Nevertheless, the timing of the plan was planned to perfection to raise enough doubts to grab attention.