Gavin Andresen, a former lead Bitcoin developer appointed by Satoshi Nakamoto himself, regrets having once helped controversial Australian computer scientist Craig Wright.
his personal writing blog Earlier this month, Andresen said it was a “mistake” to trust Craig Wright, and that he “regrets getting into the ‘Who’s Satoshi’ game.”
“I don’t believe in rewriting history, so I’m leaving this article. But in the seven years since I wrote this article, a lot has happened. I know I was wrong to trust someone like that,” Andresen wrote on his blog.
The new statement builds on Gavin Andresen’s original post from 2016 announcing his support for Wright.
The original statement in 2016 was made after providing what Andresen called “cryptographic evidence” that Wright was the creator of Bitcoin during a conference in London.
It’s worth noting, however, that in his first interview at the time, Andresen also admitted that he could be wrong.
“As the evidence grows… I could be wrong. I don’t think so, but we’ll find out,” Andresen said after his first meeting with Wright.
Judging by his Twitter comments, Andresen’s admission that trusting Wright was a “mistake” has already had significant repercussions, and he no longer believes Wright was involved in the creation of Bitcoin. Some say no.
Popular Bitcoiner Hodlonaut also questioned the timing of Andresen’s admission, pointing out how Calvin Ayre, a loyal Wright supporter, linked to Andresen’s first statement in a tweet a few days ago. Some people exhibit
On the other hand, I suspect that the reason it took Andresen seven years to come to the conclusion that most of the community reached long ago was because he signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before his closed-door meeting with Wright. Some speculate.
early bitcoin developer
Andresen was declared the lead developer of the Bitcoin protocol by Satoshi after the inventor himself withdrew from the project in 2011.
his last known e-mailwrote that Satoshi has “moved on to other things” and that Bitcoin is “getting along with Gavin and everyone.”
After E-mail, Andresen was the lead developer of the Bitcoin network’s client software until 2014. After that, he retired from his active development and devoted himself to his work at the Bitcoin Foundation.