Logical guide for dealing with people claiming to be Satoshi


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Unfortunately, Craig Wright is back in the news again, and people are speculating on whether or not he is Satoshi in an illogical way. I will try to provide the following basic examples of a rational way to approach this issue, since many people seem to struggle:

Example A – Somebody comes forward and claims they are Satoshi and they publish a message, stating their name and that they are Satoshi, signed with a key widely believed to be Satoshi’s

  • This person may or may not be Satoshi, one may wish to look for more corroborating evidence

Example B – Somebody comes forward and claims they are Satoshi and they say they have lost all the keys and have no supporting evidence

  • This person may or may not be Satoshi, however since there is no evidence, the most appropriate thing to do is ignore this person. There is no reason to believe they are Satoshi

Example C – Somebody comes forward and claims they are Satoshi and they provide a fake “proof” (e.g. Craig Wright)

  • This person is significantly less likely to be Satoshi, than the person in example B. Unlike the person in example B, there is a reason to assume this person is NOT Satoshi

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