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Newspaper Editor Calls for Return of KKK

February 19, 2019 |

Alabama lawmakers are calling for the resignation of a small-town newspaper editor who published an editorial calling for the Ku Klux Klan to return and “night ride again.” The Feb. 14 editorial in the weekly Democrat-Reporter in the west Alabama town of Linden called for the KKK to act against…

Another ‘Satoshi’ Steps Out of the Woodwork, Calls Craig Wright a Liar

February 19, 2019 |

Another Satoshi Steps Out of the Woodwork Calls Craig Wright a Liar

On Feb. 8, the chief executive of Nchain, Craig Wright, wrote a blog post that purportedly described his experience of creating Bitcoin. Wright’s essay states “I was Satoshi” but throughout the story, he refuses to reveal his keys. It’s not the first time Wright has claimed to be Satoshi, but in the comment section of his blog post, another character calls him a “liar” and claims that he is in fact the real Satoshi Nakamoto.

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So Many Satoshis With Zero Proof

It is difficult to figure out why someone would claim to be Satoshi without having the smoking gun that proves they are the creator of Bitcoin. Nevertheless, there’s been a number of self-professed Satoshis, but all of them have yet to convince the greater community. Craig Wright is probably the most famous of them all but has reported on various individuals who wholeheartedly believe they were involved with the creation of Bitcoin.

Recently, the notorious Wright has been writing memoirs about his experience in the early days when he allegedly invented the protocol. One specific post called “Careful what you wish for…” is one of the most telling tales he’s written in a while and the post caught a lot of flak from the community. Most of the antagonism towards it was because Wright stated he was Satoshi but also declared he does not have to prove it. Wright has also been criticized for speaking negatively about Ross Ulbricht, the Silk Road, Julian Assange, and Wikileaks.

Another 'Satoshi' Steps Out of the Woodwork, Calls Craig Wright a Liar
This man believes he is Satoshi Nakamoto.

After the post was published, readers noticed another person in the essay’s comment section calling Wright a liar and claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto.

“Liar — You, Dr. Craig Wright never had any digital key to sign, and no single proof of his claims — He could not even transact one bitcoin from my whale wallet,” explains the individual who believes he is Satoshi. “He did create an altcoin, BSV, then begged to convert bitcoin core into his crapcoin — Come on, you have nothing. You do not even know how I composed the genesis block and what I coded inside additionally.”

The commenter continues:

Yes, I do remember You, when You did try to trick me and ask me for a subkey. (Well, that was a dead end, I was warned by Hal about you.) Yes, I do remember our little IRC chat. And Your addiction to the dark world and the flattering of ego.

PGP Key 0x5EC948A1

The person also remarks by saying that when he digitally signs, he will show the world a registered, notary depot of his scientific paper (before the publication date on the internet) and the contents of the genesis block. Furthermore, the commenter left behind his Twitter handle @realsatoshin where he’s been telling people he is Satoshi for quite some time. The individual has 2,800 followers has tweeted publicly over 1,700 times. Many of the tweets declare he is the real Satoshi and explain that he will present himself in seven years. In the comment to Craig Wright, the person leaves the PGP key 0x5EC948A1 and explains that it was signed by Gavin and others in that time.

Another 'Satoshi' Steps Out of the Woodwork, Calls Craig Wright a Liar
The individual has been tweeting about being Satoshi for quite some time.

Looking at the PGP key 0x5EC948A1 shows some interesting data and fingerprints that are tied to an email address and other Satoshi related email handles. There are also a few unique dates tied to the PGP key’s data like Oct. 30, 2008, the day before the white paper published, and Jan. 3, 2009 the day the genesis block was born. Another interesting aspect to the key is it shows a revocation on May 2, 2016, the exact same day Gavin Andresen’s keys were revoked by Core developer Wladimir van der Laan.

Another 'Satoshi' Steps Out of the Woodwork, Calls Craig Wright a Liar
The PGP Key 0x5EC948A1 is tethered to the email and a few others. The PGP key has interesting fingerprints and dates associated with it.

On Jan. 6 the individual who believes he is Satoshi explained that he left the project for safety reasons and to protect the project. “A decentralized system needs no controllers and rulers, only the community,” he explained to his Twitter followers. The “Satoshin” character has also made numerous comments on other editorials detailing how he created the cryptocurrency and encoded his name into the chain. He also uses the name ‘nihsotas’ on Reddit and was very much involved in the discussion between the community and Gavin Andresen back in May 2016.

The Song Remains the Same: ‘Keys or GTFO’

The news also follows Craig Wright’s open letter to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) concerning the regulation of tokens and the Ethereum network. It seems Wright is willing to testify under oath that he was, in fact, the creator of Bitcoin.

“My name is Dr. Craig Wright and under the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto I completed a project I started in 1997 that was filed with the Australian government in part under an AusIndustry project registered with the Dept. of Innovation as Blacknet,” explains the Australian native.

So far the community is hard set on only believing a person who signs Satoshi’s early keys and that goes for any self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator. “Keys or get the fuck out” is a common statement among crypto proponents, whereas so-called “easter eggs” and comments like “maybe I’ll tell you later” just doesn’t cut the mustard. The crypto community doesn’t believe the latest individual either. Even though he called Wright a liar, bitcoiners believe the new claimant is just another Wright clone fabricating tall tales, no different than the likes of Paul Bunyan.

What do you think about the individual who claims to be Satoshi and his 0x5EC948A1 PGP keys? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

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Haiti President defiant amid deadly protests and calls for his resignation

February 16, 2019 |

Haitian President Jovenel Moise has rejected calls for his resignation and promised unspecified economic measures after more than a week of deadly anti-government protests. – RSS Channel – World


Haiti President Jovenel Moise defiant amid deadly protests, calls for his resignation

February 15, 2019 |

Haiti’s President extended his sympathies to the victims who lost their lives, property and livelihood in recent violent street protests. Protestors have taken to the streets calling for President Moise to resign, which he has defied. – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

Ocasio-Cortez calls to abolish ICE, says Latinos must be exempt from immigration laws because they are ‘Native’ to US

February 8, 2019 |

New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday vowed to defund U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and said all Latino people must be exempt from immigration laws because they are “native” to U.S. lands as they are descendants of Native people.
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Sarah Silverman Calls Out Radiologist

February 7, 2019 |

Sarah Silverman has put her radiologist on blast. The comedian posted about her “sh—y” mammogram appointment on Instagram Wednesday, explaining that due to dense breast tissue, she had to get an ultrasound afterward. The radiologist, who also did her ultrasound last year, first annoyed her by trying to chat while…


The Pope, for the first time, calls the sexual abuse of nuns ‘a problem’

February 6, 2019 |

For the first time, Pope Francis has acknowledged the sexual abuse of nuns by priests and bishops as a “problem” in the Catholic Church, saying that “we’ve been working on this for some time.” – RSS Channel – World

Gayle King says Trump’s State of the Union was ‘pretty tame,’ calls immigration remarks ‘disturbing’

February 6, 2019 |

The co-hosts of “CBS This Morning” appeared on “The Late Show” to react to President Donald Trump’s second State of the Union address.
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Trump calls out pro-choice abortion bills during State of the Union

February 6, 2019 |

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Trump received rapturous applause from Republicans for condemning recent liberal efforts in Virginia and New York to change abortion laws.
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Mayor of Mexico border city dubbed ‘Tijuana Trump’ blasts caravan migrants, calls them ‘bums’ and ‘pot smokers’

February 5, 2019 |

Called “Tijuana Trump,” Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum repeatedly has expressed his objections to the caravan and called for its organizers to be identified and prosecuted for taking advantage of desperate people and putting their lives at risk.
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