Incoming April Fool’s Gags as ‘Satoshi’ Appears on BitcoinTalk ‘Saying’ He Is Not Craig Wright, See You In 2040
It’s the first of April and everyone is using this day to joke and make people happy across the globe. Media outlets always get into this long-lasting tradition. Remember the BBC’s famous Spaghetti trees incident? Well, now even crypto media outlets are using this day to make funny satire.
Expect an influx of not-so-true yet delightfully ironic fun-filled crypto-twitter-twisted memes today. Bitcointalk leads the way with introducing a fake KYC policy to freak people out.
— Ty Daniel Smith (@TyDanielSmith) April 1, 2019
Other news outlets like cryptoinsider got into the gag too making a story about Satoshi Nakamoto resurfacing on Bitcointalk forums to deny that he is in-fact not Craig Wright. To be fair, the bigger joke here is the claim of Dr. Wright to be the real Satoshi.
“This is really great news for cryptocurrency fans all around the world, as the Australian academic and businessman can no longer claim that he has the vision with his forked coin, and we all know that Satoshi is alive and kicking.”
In the article, they claim to have consulted Ashton University lecturer Jake Greeve to verify Satoshi's recent claims. He says that this cryptic meme represents the natural evolution of Satoshi’s evolution.
“The thin frames, the large pictures which acknowledge some of the best known lying sociopaths of our time, and the open-ended question are all signs of authenticity”, he added.
There is no Jake Greeve and is a made up individual for the sake of the gag. The article gets more bizarre and funny later on calling Satoshi an immortal alien as the post by Satoshi says “see you in 2040!”
This has been a long-standing tradition in the crypto ecosystem. Subreddit /r/bitcoin saw a fake post in 2015 about a return of all Bitcoin (BTC) stolen from now-defunct crypto exchange Mt. Gox by a former DEA agent seeking a plea deal. In 2017, Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin wrote a prank blog post claiming that ETH would change from it's Proof of Work (PoW) algorithm to the Proof of Authority (PoA) in 2018.
For those interested we did just publish something recently that is real-to-Craig Wright and his lawsuit with the Kleiman estate.
Reminder: This article is about April fool jokes and not real news. Please be careful today when you read bizarre news stories and don’t make financial decisions without doing extensive research first.