TL;DR: Proof of Social Media (PoSM) is a CoinSpice quick take on the ecosystem’s temperature through the lens of YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, Twitter, and wherever else sentiment can be observed. This installment of PoSM has us focusing-in a bit on the living meme that is Craig S. Wright, proponent of forked chain Bitcoin SV (BSV), and Satoshi Nakamoto claimant — the latter of which has been taken up again by WikiLeaks. Also, we reveal mischief from rap gods Wu Tang Clan, read from BTC maxis who’re upset for being called out, and learn Jamie Dimon has re-entered the crypto space … this time without his standard rhetoric.
WikiLeaks Slams Bitcoin SV’s Craig Wright as a “Serial Fabricator”
WikiLeaks is arguably the most important news organization in the history of human civilization. Its record is unblemished in the retractions department, a standard not matched ever, and when it publishes facts, they’re not challenged. Certain partisans might disagree with their methodology, question motives, wonder at alliances, but the content is always pristine. This time, WikiLeaks is unusually blunt and to the point.
Serial fabricator who claims to be inventor of Bitcoin, Craig S. Wright, now claims that Bitcoin was always pro-state and that he always worked for the prosecution, as he tries to raise money for business project and escape court action. https://t.co/sKgJ0240vl
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) February 12, 2019
Back in late 2015, after Australian computer enthusiast Craig S. Wright (CSW) made his first, and later retracted, claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto in 2014, WikiLeaks cast their initial doubts. “We assess that Craig S Wright is unlikely to be the principal coder behind Bitcoin,” the organization tweeted, and cited what seemed to them a glaring contraction. In 2011, CSW authored a series of articles in praise of government intelligence agencies and against heirs to the cypherpunk ethos, landing squarely in opposition to the very fiber Bitcoin, Satoshi’s creation, appeared to champion.
CSW has gone on, flirting with the claim to various degrees and seriousness, and that vague linguistic space earned him admiration among those who wish to curry favor with the person who gave birth to a monetary, technical revolution. Four years later, on February 8, 2019, CSW once again asserted he is Satoshi, sparking ecosystem-wide reaction.
“Serial fabricator who claims to be inventor of Bitcoin,” WikiLeaks shot back, “Craig S. Wright, now claims that Bitcoin was always pro-state and that he always worked for the prosecution, as he tries to raise money for business project and escape court action.” Hours later and into the next day, the group wrote of CSW being “a proven serial forger of documents claiming that he is the inventor of Bitcoin. He has been repeatedly caught. This has been independently verified by WikiLeaks at the time of his first claim and subsequently.”
They pointed readers to a GitHub dedicated to such outbursts, CultOfCraig. For the last year or so, it has served as a clearing house, of sorts, documenting the many ways CSW operates. For those interested in going down this particular rabbit hole, it’s a treasure trove of information.
Only a day later, WikiLeaks was back, tweeting, “The Bernie Madoff of #Bitcoin, Craig S. Wright, who keeps forging documents to make it seem that he is Bitcoin’s pseudonymous inventor Satoshi Nakamoto, caught again, this time forging a ‘2001’ antecedent to Nakamoto’s first Bitcoin paper,” pointing the curious to another site dedicated to cataloging the CSW trail.
BTC Maxis Respond to Proof of Steak
Bitcoin core (BTC) supremacists are salty about many in the space wondering why they’re spending more time on credit card-only steak dinners and less on cryptocurrency education and adoption.
Below is a message I sent to a fan (or former client/attendee). Making public as many will get this screen shot going forward.
AND for some "socialist" reason everyone is going Ape Sh*t over @jimmysong & I doing a 3hr Evening Q&A event for for $250 (w/ great food included). WTF! pic.twitter.com/k0o1tobEom
— Tone Vays [#Unconfiscatable] (@ToneVays) February 1, 2019
Who Did This!
Cash Rules Everything Around Me
CUZ THEY GET STARBUCKS EVERY DAY AND BOUGHT CRYPTO IN DECEMBER 2017 YO https://t.co/SA2FuzM7mg
— Wu-Tang Financial 🥑 (@Wu_Tang_Finance) February 2, 2019
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