In a recent series of tweets, security researcher Dustin Trammell, who claims to be the second person to run a Bitcoin node, provided compelling evidence that Australian computer scientist Craig Wright is not Satoshi Nakamoto.
Trammell mined his first block on January 13, 2009, just 10 days after the genesis block was launched.
He claims that he only received 25 coins from Satoshi in exchange for fixing several bugs in a single transaction.
The coins he received from Satoshi came from a mined unspent transaction output (UTXO) that was not on Wright’s address list.
The coins that Satoshi sent me were from a mined utxo, which was *not* in Craig Wright's list of claimed "Satoshi addresses". Why?
The remaining coins in that address remain unspent to this day.
— I)ruid (@druidian) October 11, 2021
Trammell also signed a message with his private key to prove that he mined a block in Bitcoin’s early days. He urged Wright to do the same with the genesis block, but he adds that he believes this is impossible because the nChain scientist is not Satoshi. Everyone would be able to verify that he created the cryptocurrency in this manner.
Trammell has no idea who the enigmatic Bitcoin creator is, even implying that multiple people were operating behind the famous pseudonym. This is why, when referring to Satoshi, he uses the gender-neutral pronoun “they.”
When Israeli researchers discovered Trammell’s trail of addresses in 2013, they initially assumed it belonged to Satoshi before the Texas cypherpunk refuted the theory.
According to ULTCOIN365, the first physical statue of Satoshi was unveiled last month in Hungary. It has a reflective surface on its face, which is made of gilded aluminum.