Craig Wright’s Twitter Activity Stopped; Account Suspended or Rage Quit?
After continued stirring of controversy on social media, the Twitter account of Wright was suspended.
Craig Wright, always at the helm of social media controversy, had his Twitter account deleted following a series of threatening tweets. Wright, famous for his claims to be the actual Satoshi Nakamoto, is a controversial figure in the crypto space, closely tracked on social media, and often ridiculed.
Wright claimed the protected nature of his Twitter account meant that the @BotFaketoshi was in fact breaking copyright law and stealing intellectual property.
After abandoning the @ProfFaustus persona over the weekend, Wright briefly moved to another protected account, which was also suspended. Currently, the most flamboyant “true Satoshi” claimant has abandoned his followers and ceased his Twitter activity.
Now, the disappearance of the account is seen as either a suspension or a “rage quit” based on unauthorized retweeting of his activity. Because Wright was in the habit of blocking many followers, the @BotFaketoshi Twitter handle managed to relay the tweets. Wright was against the sharing and attacks against his ideas.
The @ProfFaustus Twitter handle has stirred multiple controversies, from initially supporting Bitcoin Cash (BCH) as “the real Bitcoin”, to later moving to support Bitcoin SV, the fork-from-a-fork which offered different rules for the network. Wright went on to support large blocks and known, dedicated miners.
Wright also shifted his views on what exactly “Bitcoin“ was, and which network had the claims to the primacy. He even threatened to have mechanisms to destroy the project:
In the past, Wright also claimed to have produced cryptographic proof that he is Satoshi Nakamoto. However, it became clear that anyone could produce similar prank-proof. Wright is currently involved in a lawsuit regarding his claims to be the real creator of Bitcoin.
Wright’s tweets were often distributed for their ironic value. Redditors have noted that the bot account allowed for a livelier criticism and even mockery, which Wright would have deleted on his own Twitter account. But Wright also observed the bot’s activity and even replied to comments through his original Twitter handle.