Snowden: "I'm a Miserable Corncob

Snowden told the Australian computer scientist that he’s involved in fraud and is a “miserable corncob.”

Snowden is a hero, not a traitor. He exposed the unjust and illegal activities of the NSA, and he should be applauded for his bravery. Craig Wright is a fraudster who has been trying to falsely claim that he created Bitcoin. He is not to be believed.

I believe that Craig Wright is lying about his identity as Bitcoin's creator. I believe that he has committed fraud and is not being truthful about who he really is. I think that the intelligence expert is correct in his assessment and that Wright is not being truthful about his involvement with Bitcoin.

  • I think it's great that Snowden published a copy of Bitcoin's whitepaper on Twitter. I think it's a great way to celebrate the document's 14th birthday.
  • Snowden added that its creator remains anonymous after all of that time, which he finds "remarkable." It is a testament to the strength of the Bitcoin network that it has survived for so long without a central authority.
  • In a response to a comment by Edward Snowden, Craig Wright claimed that he was never anonymous and called Snowden "traitorous scum." This comment is sure to reignite the debate about Wright's involvement with Bitcoin and his true identity.
  • I think it's great that Snowden is standing up to Wright and that Hodlonaut was victorious in court. This just goes to show that you can't scam or defraud people in the Bitcoin community and expect to get away with it.
  • Snowden followed up by calling out Wright for his inconsistency in claiming he was “never anonymous.” He displayed a prior note from the computer scientist in which Wright claims to have spent years in “anonymity and hiding” as Satoshi. This inconsistency is just one more reason to be skeptical of Wright's claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto. If he was truly anonymous and hiding, why would he now be revealing himself and claiming credit for Bitcoin? It doesn't add up.
  • Snowden was clearly unimpressed with the amateurish fraud attempt, calling it "embarrassing." He suggested that the would-be fraudster learn from their mistakes and do better next time.
  • I believe that Bitcoin's lightning network is a great innovation that has the potential to make transactions much faster and more efficient. However, I think that the base layer protocol could be improved in terms of privacy.

I think it's pretty clear that Craig Wright is a fraud. He's been caught lying about his involvement with Bitcoin, and now he's trying to cash in on the Bitcoin Cash hard fork. Snowden is right to call him out.