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111 points · 3 years ago · edited 3 years ago

It is just the signature of transaction: 12b5633bad1f9c167d523ad1aa1947b2732a865bf5414eab2f9e5ae5d5c191ba

Not of the text of satre...

Edit: euh, I meant: 828ef3b079f9c23829c56fe86e85b4a69d9e06e5b54ea597eef5fb3ffef509fe

level 2
34 points · 3 years ago

For people who want to verify that the proof is invalid:

The signature in Wrights post, is just pulled straight from a transaction on the blockchain. Take the base64 signature from his post:


Convert to hex:


and you get the signature found in this transaction input:

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Luke Dashjr - Bitcoin Expert
24 points · 3 years ago · edited 3 years ago

Right you are (I can confirm this is the same signature used).

level 2
6 points · 3 years ago

FYI, your comment has been linked to in this Forbes article.

level 2
3 points · 3 years ago

According to the BBC article:

At the meeting with the BBC, Mr Wright digitally signed messages using cryptographic keys created during the early days of Bitcoin's development.

That sounds like he did actually generate new signatures for the BBC. One wonders why he wouldn't just publish one publicly though. Perhaps he somehow pulled the wool over the eyes of the reporters.

level 2
3 points · 3 years ago

All proofs were made in private and not made public.

Where did these signatures come from and why are they "proof" that Craig Steven Wright is NOT Satoshi?

If these were taken from his blog, it does not constitute proof, but give some weight that it may be a scam. Using this as "proof" only inflames the issue and makes you look stupid for claiming it is proof.

Thus, we don't have proof either way, just strong indicators that either CSW is SN or there's a scam going on. If a public proof is provided, Peter Todd and the core group are going to lose a lot of credibility for revoking Gavin's commit access. If CSW is demonstrated to be a fraud, then Gavin and a few others are going to look very stupid.

level 2
1 point · 3 years ago

What a circus!

level 2
0 points · 3 years ago

Do we know what the other signature was, this one:


DER encoded, that translates to:


Is that was supposedly signed the unavailable Satre text?

EDIT: nevermind

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