- 1 There are talks about recent posts by Satoshi on the X platform (formerly Twitter).
- 2 Users are trying to know if the post is shared by the real user, by hackers, or if it has been sold.
- 3 The perceived account user, Wright, has to prove his identity as Satoshi in a court hearing soon.
An X (formerly Twitter) is perceived to have been created by Satoshi Nakamoto and has been posted recently. The account was created in May 2018 and has not been very active until October 2023.
Satoshi Nakamoto is considered to be the mastermind behind the creation of the very first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin.
X Post by Satoshi
On Thursday, January 18, 2024, a post was made through this account stating, Hello world, perceived to be the comeback of Satoshi over the platform as it was the first post in six years.
Reaction to the Post
Although the post was just a normal greeting to the world, it caught the eyes of all the crypto enthusiasts and community in a very short time. For the very first hour, viewers were expecting it to be the real Satoshi but the dream was broken soon.
An anonymous user, “Funny Beech Conebill,” submitted a note stating that the post was made by someone else and that it is possible that either the account is hacked or someone else is pretending to be Satoshi.
Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan, recently mispronounced Satoshi as Satashi. As a response, many of the Twitter users started mockingly referring to this name.
Who controlled the Satoshi X account?
Craig S. Wright is claimed to be the person who lied about being Satoshi Nakamoto and also lied under oath. He reportedly also controlled this X account at some point in time. It was supposed that he lost control of the account, but it was later known that this was just speculation.
Andy Rowe is also believed to share access to the X account registered as Satoshi. The post was also linked to Rowe’s claim of getting this account hacked on January 1, 2024. It was assumed that account hackers had posted this.
Sale of the Twitter Account
As per the statements of Rowe and the Satoshi account, hackers of the account sold it, used X support to gain access to the account again, and then resold it.
On January 16, 2024, the account probably made Andy Rowe an offer of $100,000 to buy it back. However, it also claimed that Wright purchased the account from its previous owner in 2018.
Craig S. Wright Claimed Being the Real Satoshi Nakamoto
Wright has claimed that he is the real Satoshi Nakamoto and this has led to several legal disputes. As a result of one such legal dispute, he was charged with the crime of forging documents to back his claim and prove his identity.
Following the legal procedure, he has to prove his identity as Satoshi Nakamoto in front of a high court judge in the UK. The court hearing is scheduled for February 5, 2024.
With a background in journalism, Ritika Sharma has worked with many reputed media firms focusing on general news such as politics and crime. She joined The Coin Republic as a reporter for crypto, and found a great passion for cryptocurrency, Web3, NFTs and other digital assets. She spends a lot of time researching and delving deeper into these concepts around the clock, and is a strong advocate for women in STEM.