By CCN: In what may be considered a tacit admission of guilt, Craig Wright’s attorneys have requested that “exhibit A,” an e-mail that was proven to be fake, be withdrawn from evidence in a lawsuit filed against Wright by Dave Kleiman’s estate. Wright Withdraws Purportedly Fake E-mail From Evidence After Wright submitted the e-mail, a Reddit GPG expert announced that he could prove the e-mail was fake. CCN reported this Wednesday night, and today court documents reveal that Wright has requested to strike the e-mail from evidence. His reasoning? He “cannot verify the date of the e-mail exchange.” The withdrawal
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By CCN: Australian crypto entrepreneur Craig Wright insists he’s bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto and is eager to prove his claims in court. On April 14, Wright fired off several angry letters, threatening to sue crypto podcaster Peter McCormack and Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin. Wright accused McCormack and Buterin of defaming him when they called him “a fraud” and said he was lying when he says he’s Satoshi Nakamoto. Craig Wright: Vitalik Buterin Defamed Me Wright told Bloomberg he’s targeting Buterin and McCormack because they’re high-profile members of the crypto community, so what they say carries some authority. “I am mainly
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Craig Wright's fraud continues. Yesterday, he submitted into evidence an email he says was from Dave Kleiman to Uyen Nguyen asking her to be a director of his 'bitcoin company' in late 2012.
It is provably fake.
Craig didn't realize that the email's PGP signature includes a signing timestamp along with the ID of the key used as metadata. Was the email actually sent in 2012? Let's find out!
The beginning of the signature is as follows: iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJTH+uQAAoJELiFsXrEW+0bCacH/3K
Converted to hex, it's: 89 01 1c 04 01 01 02 00 06 05 02 53 1f eb 90 00 0a 09 10 b8 85 b1 7a c4 5b ed 1b 09 a7 07 ff 72
We know how to find the long ID of the key used and the timestamp of the signature. I've bolded the ID and italicized the timestamp. Looking on the MIT keyserver, we can find the fake* key. The timestamp of the signature is 1394600848, which is March 12, 2014, two weeks before Craig filed to install Uyen as a director of Dave's old company, and almost a year after Dave died!
We can double-check with
gpg -vv. Transcribe the email and paste it in. Here's the output:
:signature packet: algo 1, keyid B885B17AC45BED1B version 4, created 1394600848, md5len 0, sigclass 0x01 digest algo 2, begin of digest 09 a7 hashed subpkt 2 len 4 (sig created 2014-03-12) subpkt 16 len 8 (issuer key ID B885B17AC45BED1B)
(I'll note, as an aside, that Dave apparently spelled his name incorrectly and put a typo in the subject.)
*The fake key has the same pref-hash-algos as Craig's fake keys, and were never updated.
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