As Craig Wright Defends His Satoshi Claims, Belgium Man Debo Jurgen Etienne Guido Says He Is The True Nakamoto
- Craig Wright has continued to claim that he is Satoshi Nakamoto.
- Now, a man from Belgium named Debo Jurgen Etienne Guido wrote to the judge of Wright’s court case, saying he is actually Satoshi.
Anyone that has been on Crypto Twitter in the last few months knows how aggressive that Craig Wright has been in regard to his claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. His claims have led him to court as well, due to a case that started back in 2018 over the estate of the late David Kleiman. In that case, Wright testified that he was Satoshi, but that statement is being challenged now by Debo Jurgen Etienne Guido.
Judge Bruce Reinhart, who is overseeing the ongoing case between Kleiman’s estate and Wright, received a letter from Guido on the matter. The letter stated, “I hereby testify, by written letter – I am the genuine and only originator/creator of the genesis block of the Bitcoin blockchain. I used the handle Satoshi Nakamoto and mail [email protected] to write and publish the whitepaper bitcoin.”
The original case against Wright was based on allegations that he’d stolen hundreds of thousands of BTC from Kleiman. The case was brought before the United States District Court of the Southern District of Florida, as the estate sued Wright for a total of $5 billion.
This month, Wright had filed court documents that attempted to demonstrate that he has a trust deed involving the estate. A lawyer familiar with cryptocurrency cases, Stephen Palley, commented that the documents were actually false, adding that the Microsoft font used in the document was only copyrighted in 2015. However, statements have been made that the document was only created in 2012.
Adding to this case, Wright had originally admitted that he couldn’t comply with an order issued by the court to show his early BTC addresses. Wright added that he could not get this data easily because there’s a critical component that he shared with Kleiman for accessing the funds and wallets.
Guido posted an alleged screenshot that showed Kleiman’s lawyer allegedly reaching out through Twitter, asking for a mutual signing of the BTC genesis block. Guido denied the request, saying that it would be necessary to move to a “safe place,” and that he she end up asking Wright to sign again.
Along with Wright and Guido, sci-fi author Neal Stephenson has been thrown around as a possible identity for Satoshi Nakamoto. However, Stephenson has denied these claims.