Phil Wilson: I’m The Real Satoshi Nakamoto but Can’t Prove Due to Craig Wright Deleting All Proof
If you are a part of the Bitcoin community, you most certainly have already heard the legendary name of Satoshi Nakamoto.
The identity of Bitcoin’s original creator is currently shrouded in mystery and several people have claimed to be him so far, which is why the community is so skeptical whenever someone claims that they are Satoshi Nakamoto.
The most known name associated with claims of being Satoshi is currently nChain’s Craig Wright. However, Wright is not the only one pushing this narrative forward. Another man, Phil Wilson, has also come forward as the real creator of Bitcoin on this interview for Crypto Finder.
According to Phil Wilson, he was a part of the team that used the Satoshi Nakamoto pseudonym. Craig Wright and David Kleiman were also a part of this team as well.
Can he prove all this? Obviously not. Wilson does not have any proof of all that he was the real Satoshi and Craig Wright disputes his version of the story as well, despite the claims that they were actually partners.
He affirmed that the team always intended to eventually reveal the identity of the people that created the protocol, but they would do it slowly because they were unsure about the legality of their new project and it was better to:
“be safe than to wear an orange suit”.
This made the team very careful not to spend a single penny from their 2009 and 2010 wallets, as they could give away the information of who they were.
According to Wilson, Wright was a part of the trio that created BTC and the reason why he cannot prove it is because he deleted all the information. According to him, he put feat into Wright’s mind, which may have led him to delete everything.
In the end, it all boils down to whether you actually believe his words or not, as it seems to be the case every time that someone claims he is Satoshi. As it happened with Wright, though, most of the community will probably not believe him since it is fairly easy to simply claim anything when you can’t prove it.