Another day, another confirmation that the shadowy figure called Satoshi Nakamoto is indeed Craig “Verbal” Wright. This time Wright himself claims that he will offer “extraordinary proof” that he is Satoshi. This means, we can assume, he will sign messages using Satoshi’s private key.
As you recall, yesterday Dr. Craig Wright claimed the mantle of Satoshi after providing seemingly solid proof to two bitcoin insiders as well as a tortured – and debunked – proof on his website. The resulting folderol made national news and the general and vocal consensus is that Wright is not telling the truth.
If and when Wright proves that he is Satoshi, presumably by using the methods he showed two researchers, Gavin Andresen and Jon Matonis, I think the world will finally stop caring. In the end it does not truly matter if Wright is Satoshi but proof should clear his name and clarify the entire matter once and for all. It will be interesting to see where this rabbit hole leads, if anywhere, and it will be good to finally grab the mythical Keyser Söze of bitcoin once and for all.