Bitcoin Was Never Cypherpunk and Satoshi Nakamoto was Never Meant to Be Anonymous, Craig Wright Says

Craig Wright is determined to make the world accept him as the creator of Bitcoin and the man behind the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. But instead of signing the genesis block (something the community has agreed to accept as irrefutable proof of his identity) he thought it would be better to write a post removing the cypherpunk roots from its creation.

In an article published on his official website, Wright says he emailed Gavin Andresen in 2011 explaining that Bitcoin was never a cypherpunk thing and he did not support (and in fact was the opposite of) those who professed this philosophy:

“Bitcoin was never a cypherpunk experiment. I left the Cypherpunks mailing list in the ’90s because I couldn’t stand people like Julian Assange. I couldn’t stand what some of the people there stood for. I was the opposite of many others on the cryptography mailing list. Even those people I liked, such as Tim May, held concepts that I could not stand.”

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