Self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator Craig Wright was exposed again this week – this time by Microsoft Office. The comedy of errors continues… | Source: YouTube (i), Shutterstock (ii). Image Edited by CCN.
By CCN Markets: Self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator Craig Wright popped up to remind everyone of his existence this week. While yet another ‘Faketoshi’ showed up to begin their own unique scam, Wright was busy unwittingly exposing his own.
Did Microsoft Office Just Catch Craig Wright in the Act?
On August 18th, Craig Wright uploaded a paper to the SSRN database titled Payments Providers and Intermediaries as Defined in the Law of the Internet. The paper, which has had its submission date removed, is dated from 2007, and it miraculously echoes the very first line of the original Bitcoin whitepaper. Wright’s paper, allegedly from 2007, reads:
“In a similar manner to the web, a purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a payment intermediary.”
That’s good news for Wright, who has been busy trying to convince the world he’s Satoshi Nakamoto for the past four years. Or maybe not – because it took less than 24 hours for Wright’s devious scheme to allegedly be exposed.
Peter McCormack, the podcaster currently being sued for libel by Craig Wright in the UK, unearthed some interesting facts about Wright’s document. After downloading the only archived version of the paper (from August 18th, 2019, no less), a check of its metadata revealed the creation date to be…August 18th, 2019. Or yesterday.
So I downloaded the document and checked the metadata. Look like the file was updated yesterday…