Recently revealed depositions suggest that Gavin Andresen has now some doubts that Craig Wright is the creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto.
The depositions, that are though somewhere linked to Wright’s case against the estate of his alleged business partner, David Kleiman, reveal that Andresen was asked if he still believed that Wright is Satoshi. Andresen said he did initially believe Wright to be the creator of Bitcoin [BTC] – or atleast around one-third of a gaggle calling themselves Satoshi Nakamoto – but afterward felt that he had been, in his words, not sure now.
While explaining further, Andresen added:
“There are quite a few places within the private proving session where I could have been fooled, where somebody could have switched out the software that was used or, perhaps, the laptop that was delivered wasn’t a brand-new laptop, and it had been tampered with in some way. I used to be also jet lagged. And, again, i used to be not within the headspace of this is often getting to convince to the world that Craig Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto. I used to be within the head space of, you know, this may convince me beyond some reasonable doubt that Craig Wright is real Satoshi Nakamoto. And my doubts arise as the proof that was presented to me is extremely different from the pseudo proof that was later presented to the world .”
Andresen said later within the deposition that he now believes he has nevermore communicated with the erstwhile founding father of Bitcoin, following his emails with Satoshi in 2010 and 2011.
The Kleiman-Wright case has been eagerly liked by the industry for its potential impact on Bitcoin’s future. As earlier as May, lawyers for the Kleiman estate uncovered additional evidence against Wright.
The former Mt. Gox CEO, Mark Karples, said recently that Wright is “either a thief or a fraud.” Wright also attempted to sue Bitcoin Foundation founder, Roger Ver, for stating some similar statements against him in 2019. In his deposition, Andresen too maligned Wright’s reputation:
“I have my doubts on–I have many, many doubts in my head about what parts of- what things Craig told me are true and what aren’t true.”