The Bitcoin Cash developer Amaury Sechet, who works on the Bicoin ABC implementation of Bitcoin Cash (BCH), claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto. The information was released by the developer on Twitter on February 8.
I am Satoshi Nakamoto. There it is said and I can prove it:304502200fc3909c3224bc140b7aed365f33f066bd81eabedd198ad2a257882e86586ae8022100f03c6f63cddb43ebf48512c9a0cc0f97fd2cf227d22f15691d7ad65e49ddd659
— Deadal Nix (@deadalnix) February 8, 2019
Sechet and Bitcoin ABC have been considered the primary problem for the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem by the Bitcoin SV developer _unwriter. According to him, the Bitcoin Cash ABC proposal could move towards centralization in the future.
In a recent stack exchange post, the Bitcoin Core developer Gregory Maxwell, explained that Craig Wright has also tried to confuse the virtual currency community claiming that he was Satoshi Nakamoto.
On the matter, Maxwell commented:
“So, for example, a couple years ago Craigh Wright claimed to ‘prove he was Satoshi’ by simply copying some pre-existing signatures out of the blockchain and posting somewhat obfuscated instructions on verifying them. It was figured out pretty quickly, but still managed to fool a lot of people.”
There are clearly some doubts regarding Amaury Sehect’s claims. If he is Satoshi Nakamoto and he is working with Bitcoin Cash (BCH), why he just does not dump all the BTC coins that he owns?
In order to really know whether Sechet is the real Satoshi Nakamoto, we will have to wait some more time.
The cryptocurrency community has always been searching for an answer regarding the real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. There have been several individuals that claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto. However, none of them was really able to prove that they were in fact who they claimed to be.
Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin back in 2008 during the financial crisis that affected the whole world. Nakamoto was talking with several developers during the first months after creating Bitcoincreating Bitcoin. The last message he wrote was in Bitcointalk on December 12, 2010 but since then, there was no more official information about him or who Satoshi Nakamoto really is. We might have to wait until someone proves who this individual is and why he disappeared from the crypto community.