After disappearing off the face of the Internet, Jörg Molt—the latest individual to have claimed to have been involved in the creation of Bitcoin—is back on Twitter. And he’s back with a vengeance, calling out his critics in a tweet that wasn’t received all too well.
What’s up with Jörg Molt?
Last week, the title of Satoshi Nakamoto came under contention again. At a blockchain event in Las Vegas, cryptocurrency commentator Ken Bosak accosted Jörg Molt, an entrepreneur that had claimed to own 250,000 coins and to have co-founded Bitcoin. In a spectacular fashion, Bosak confronted Molt, asserting that he is a “scammer” in the networking halls of the event.
“I have heard from others that he claims to be the founder of Bitcoin and has thousands of BTC. A LIE.”
Antonopoulos’ quip was just a microcosm of what the internet had to offer Molt, however, with hundreds from all over the industry trying to actively discredit the individual, whose Twitter biography used to read “co-founder of BitCoin.”
“Co-founder of Bitcoin” feigns ignorance, say he isn’t Satoshi
So, Molt decided to take a few days off, deactivating his Twitter account in a seeming bid to get away from it all. But, as mentioned earlier, he has since come back. In his first tweet since deactivating his account, Molt wrote:
“I never claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto maybe people are too stoned or simple blind [sic] — help them please.”
The replies to that tweet weren’t all too friendly,