CCN finally caught up with Bitcoin Cash lead developer Amaury Sechet, who recently graced our headlines with a bit of a stunt: claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto.
Obviously, this was our first question for him. Sechet says the move was “a demonstration of what other scammers have done.” To clarify, he says that Craig Wright and others have made false claims to the throne of Satoshi Nakamoto. As Gregory Maxwell once explained on StackExchange, it’s sadly easily done:
“So, for example, a couple years ago Craig Wright claimed to ‘prove he was Satoshi’ by simply copying some pre-existing signatures out of the blockchain and posting somewhat obfuscated instructions on verifying them. It was figured out pretty quickly, but still managed to fool a lot of people– they were too caught up in the mumbojumbo to think of the obvious.”