"Satoshi" Tweets For First Time Since 2018

The first tweet from @satoshi in five years is a nothingburger, but points to a broader feud within the BSV community.

Craig Wright controls the @satoshi account

Twitter/X account @satoshi has published its first message in five years, causing a (very) brief stir in the crypto world.

However, users were quick to point out that this did not mean Satoshi Nakamoto had returned to dispense his wisdom to the crypto community. Far from it.

Instead, the context is the civil war within the BSV community, prompted by the departure of nChain CEO Christen Ager-Hanssen (CAH), who says that Craig Wright presented him with "evidence" that he was Satoshi, which had clearly been faked.

Attempt To Control The Narrative

Wright, who controls the @satoshi account, started tweeting from it again, with the message:

Bitcoin is a predicate machine. Over the following months, we shall explore different aspects that were not explicitly contained within the white paper. These aspects are all parts of bitcoin, and are important. Some of these ideas were touched upon in the early years; now is the time to extrapolate and explain.

This appears to be Wright's way of attempting to communicate his personal vision for Bitcoin in the wake of the new allegations of fraud against him.

Satoshi Nakamoto did not announce Bitcoin on Twitter, or use Twitter to communicate. The first tweet about Bitcoin was posted by Hal Finney (one of the major contenders for the real identity of Satoshi) in January 2009.

Meanwhile, @satoshi did not join Twitter until May 2018.

The @satoshi account was not created until May 2018.

The feud within nChain and BSV will likely play out over the coming months, as Wright's backers (particularly Calvin Ayre) withdraw financial and legal support unless he signs a message with the Genesis block keys and proves, once and for all, that he is Satoshi.

The odds of that occurring appear, in the words of Satoshi Nakamoto himself, "vanishingly small".

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