Craig Wright, the man famously known as "Faketoshi" for pretending to be Satoshi Nakamoto and defrauding investors over a fake Bitcoin called BSV, has defeated himself in two Twitter arguments this week.
This is not the first time it has occurred, but, two in the same week appears to be a new record for Faketoshi. Unlike the real Satoshi Nakamoto, who was stoic, mysterious, and intelligent; Craig Wright is arrogant, brazen, and dumb.
As it turns out, Mr. Wright shares almost none of the same views as Satoshi, but his audience of BSVers will believe anything that passes his lips, even if the real Satoshi signed a message.
His personality makes it easy for anyone with decent knowledge of the real Satoshi to exploit his shortcomings. As a result, various individuals have taken it upon themselves to utilize Twitter in showing just how far off from the real Satoshi he is.
How to lead Faketoshi into a self-own
The first step in getting Craig Wright to directly contradict Satoshi is by establishing a brief sense of trust; long enough so that he replies and makes the error.
The second step is to bait the faker into admitting a point of view that obviously differs with the real Satoshi by asking a question that contains a Satoshi quote.
In the first self-own that occurred this week, we can see these steps play out perfectly. The user "Jeff Wheeler" appeared as a BSVer at first glance to Wright, which lightened the mood.
Next, he asked a question containing a Satoshi quote; in this case, whether P2P networks like Tor are holding their own.
Once that "No." reply came from Wright, it was game over for the faker. Just by glancing at the image posted by Jeff, you can see Satoshi Nakamoto clearly said that P2P Networks like Tor are holding their own.
As a result, Jeff revealed that Faketoshi blocked him, and we posted a tweet containing the exchange, which led to over 800 likes. It then made its way around Twitter, with Hodlonaut posting it, among other top Bitcoiners. Faketoshi was a Twitter laughingstock once again.
The second self-own
Just when everyone in the Bitcoin world thought Faketoshi was done getting roasted for the week, Twitter user "Jessica Howley" swooped in to make it two in the same week.
Naturally, Wright fell for it instantly and said that Tor wasn't an advisable precaution, despite Satoshi saying it was. He even claimed Tor was only for anonymity, despite Satoshi using the term "privacy."
It sure gave the inventor of the Bitcoin mining algorithm a good chuckle...
Faketoshi stated in his response to Jessica that the quote was cherry-picking, even though she posted the full Satoshi message. To further self-own himself, he posted another sentence from Jessica's screenshot, showing that she did in fact not cherry-pick.
This exchange is arguably worse than the first because Faketoshi's first response to Jessica also showed he has no idea how SSL and TLS work, as explained by r/BSV mod Zectro. It is especially amusing, when you remember Craig is in the "IPv6 Hall of Fame."
It's likely Calvin Ayre paid to have Wright included there.
Ultimately, Wright's replies totaled 11, showing this particular exchange struck a nerve. One thing's for sure, is that the real Satoshi would never write 11 Twitter replies trying to justify why he contradicted himself to a random person.
Jeff and Jessica have provided much needed fodder in the world of Faketoshi suing innocent people. Or are those their real names? 😉
With the case against Peter McCormack nearly finished and a defeat from Hodlonaut in Norway, Craig Wright continues to make a fool of himself.
The end is near, and it's likely he knows it.