Following an order by the US District Court of the Southern District of Florida, self-proclaimed creator of Bitcoin, Craig Wright, has submitted a list of BTC addresses associated with a blind trust. The list is redacted.
Further analysis could prove whether or not Wright really is Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin, as he claims to be.
Despite Wright’s ongoing court battle against the estate of former business partner Dave Kleiman, Tokyo-based Bitcoin researcher and software developer Kim Nilsson of WizSec says the redacted addresses are “not hard to guess.” Instead, he alleges that “Wright just scraped the blockchain for early block reward beneficiaries and claimed those.”
According to WizSec,
“Take the list of the first 70 block reward addresses (excluding the Genesis block) and they line up perfectly with Wright’s redacted list. We can even make educated guesses for the other redacted text by typing up candidate text in a word processor with matched formatting and checking whether it lines up with the original document.”
“What Wright does provide appears to be just a lazy copy-paste from the blockchain, without any cryptographic signatures to support his claims of ownership.”
Bitfinex Initial Exchange Offering
Meanwhile, embattled cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has opted to raise $1 billion through an initial exchange offering (IEO).
Initial exchange offerings are similar in nature to initial coin offerings except that they are vetted by and launched on exchanges.
The official whitepaper for the Bitfinex IEO shows that the crypto exchange plans to raise up to $1 billion worth of tether (USDT) by selling one billion of its own exchange token,