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Craig Wright’s WikiLeaks Claims Contradicted by His Own 2011 Posts

In his latest blog post, Craig Wright claimed that he (as Satoshi Nakamoto) never wanted WikiLeaks to use Bitcoin. On March 31st he wrote:

“I’m not the anarchist they want, nor have I ever been anything like you. You see, I didn’t need WikiLeaks to use Bitcoin because I didn’t enjoy what they stood for.”

But publicly available links from July 2011 suggest this was not the case. In the wake of PayPal’s decision to suspend the accounts of the non-profit WikiLeaks in 2010, Wright told commenters on his article at The Conversation that it was the foundation’s own fault for not using Bitcoin as a donation process. Wright wrote in the comments section:

“If you want to look at anything to blame, look to WL’s stupidity in selecting PayPal as a provider over BitCoin and others like them if PayPal is known to shy away from controversy.”

The content from 2011 lack the same targeted criticism of WikiLeaks that explain Wright’s present site. Wright’s post frees PayPal against the prospect of a cyber-attack from Anonymous and LulzSec, but only because he thought it had been WikiLeaks’ own fault for not using Bitcoin. He maintained:

“Basically, I know of over 50 options to PayPal. Some are near PayPal in size and we also have to remember that WikiLeaks was the site that picked PayPal and none of the choices. WL may have chosen BitCoin, but it did not.”

Craig Wright appreciates the law

Recently, Wright said that the legislation is coming for Bitcoin, and that anyone who wishes to use it’ll be punished in the long term. That’s a long way from his recommendation that WikiLeaks use the cash merely to maintain their anonymity. Wright stated in 2011:

“Bit Coin (Bit Coin) is a digital currency. Bit Coin delivers an entirely peer-to-peer currency solution. P2P transfer of funds could be obtained using methods that could even be untraceable. They’re a ways (sic) with this technology to transfer funds which can not be intercepted or stopped.”

Craig Wright remains embroiled in an expected multi-billion dollar lawsuit with the family of former computer forensics specialist, Dave Kleiman. The ongoing trial in Florida is still held up numerous times, partly by Wright’s inability to provide straightforward answers to the court.

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