CRAIG WRIGHT UNABLE TO IDENTIFY SATOSHI BITCOIN RECIPIENTS 

During the seventh day of the COPA v. Wright trial, Craig Wright faced a crucial challenge when he couldn’t recall a single individual outside the public domain to whom he had sent Bitcoin under the alias of Satoshi.

When pressed by prosecutors, Wright admitted that his memory failed him in naming recipients of Bitcoin sent under the name of Satoshi. This raised doubts about his claim to be the creator of Bitcoin.

According to @bitnorbert on X, COPA specifically inquired whether Wright had sent BTC to anyone besides Hal Finney or Zooko Wilcox. Despite asserting that he had sent Bitcoin to hundreds of people through his companies, whose blockchain addresses were publically linked to Satoshi Nakamoto, Wright failed to provide specific names. Notably, Zooko denied receiving BTC from Satoshi.

When asked about the transactions Satoshi allegedly made to “hundreds” of others, Wright claimed he couldn’t recall them all and argued that most were pseudonymous.

Moreover, Wright faced scrutiny regarding a public blog post he supposedly signed to prove his identity as Satoshi, a move criticized by experts. He defended this approach, stating that identity is proved by knowledge, not possession.

Tuesday’s proceedings marked Wright’s sixth day on the stand under cross-examination by COPA. Reflecting on the day’s events, @bitnorbert noted a strong showing of Bitcoiners in court and described Wright as a “cornered man” who struggled to provide coherent answers, prompting interventions from Judge Mellor.

Throughout the trial, Wright has attempted to discredit expert witnesses who have questioned the authenticity of his evidence, including Spencer Lynch, hired by his own legal team.

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