• The Case against Craig Wright as Satoshi Nakamoto
    Bitcoin,  Commentary,  People

    The Case against Craig Wright, Part I (2009-2011)

    A #Faketoshi hobbyist walks us through the details behind accusations that Craig Wright lied and forged proofs that he is Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto

    The problem is that people who claim Craig Wright is a fraud are mostly disorganized. So today we are just going to put it all out on the table. For that we look to Arthur van Pelt, a Dutch "bitcoin entrepreneur" who spends his free time digging for information that will debunk Wright's claim to be Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.

  • bitcoin use in dark markets growing
    Bitcoin

    Criminals are using bitcoin more than ever for illegal activity

    If police shut down one darknet market, another one opens

    After a small dip in criminal activity in 2018, total dark market activity, which included mainly drug sales but also things like stolen credit cards, soared 70% in 2019 to more than $790 million, according to a report released Tuesday by cryptocurrency forensic firm Chainalysis. 

  • Craig Wright word worthless
    Bitcoin,  People

    EXCLUSIVE Craig Wright: If I produce Nakamoto’s bitcoins my critics will say I stole them

    And why he chose that particular Times of London article for the Bitcoin Genesis Block

    Yesterday, nChain chief scientist and self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator Craig Wright’s attorneys told a judge that the “bonded courier” he has long maintained held the encryption keys to Nakamoto’s 1.1 million bitcoins had arrived. He doesn’t believe even that will quiet his critics.

  • Ross Ulbricht, July 2018 (via FreeRoss.org)
    Bitcoin,  Opinion

    Bitcoin criminal Ross Ulbricht does not like prison

    Thursday’s Medium post was a new move aimed at humanizing a person who did most of his crimes under a screen name from behind a computer

    Time’s are tough for Silk Road Founder and hitman-hirer Ross Ulbricht. He is serving double-life plus 40 years without the possibility of parole for running a website that sold guns, drugs, and murders for bitcoin. Now he wants the world to see prisoners through his own eyes. It’s not going well.