Ripple CTO David Schwartz reignited Satoshi rumors after saying he could have been part of the group that created Bitcoin.
The top exec was speaking on the recent lawsuit where self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto Craig Wright lost against Hodlonaut when a Norwegian judge ruled that public comments ridiculing Wright’s claims were not unlawful or particularly offensive.
Schwartz said, “There is nothing defamatory about saying that Craig Wright is not Satoshi, just as there is nothing defamatory about saying that I am not Satoshi. There is nothing inherently wrong with not being Satoshi”.
“His choice to tie his reputation to a claim cannot turn to deny that claim into defamation or anyone could make denying any claim defamation,” he added.
Amidst the rant, one user popped the old question asking if he was anyways related to Satoshi. It was then the CTO of Ripple replied that he could have been part of “Satoshi” — a small group of people that created Bitcoin, but sadly he only found out about the world’s first cryptocurrency back in 2011.
One of the major crypto-industry mysteries is the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the developer of the pseudonymous cryptocurrency Bitcoin, who vanished exactly 12 years ago, in December 2010.
Nearly all of Satoshi’s accomplishments, according to Schwartz, were within his capacity despite his prior denials of being Satoshi.
The bitcoin community is still divided over the mystery surrounding Nakamoto’s identity,
Ripple CTO As The Satoshi, More theories Emerged
The CEO of Blockstream, Adam Back, who is one of the likely Satoshi candidates, also had David Schwartz, as one of the contenders. Besides the two, the list also included the late Hal Finney and Nick Szabo.
According to a patent document released by an XRP influencer, XRP Ledger, Schwartz’s most significant invention, may have established the rough concept for the network as early as 1988.
In addition to that, since its introduction, XRPL has not been hacked or shut down, which has contributed to its reputation as “the greatest asset ever created.” Due to this, a lot of supporters think the current Ripple’s top exec would make a great candidate to be the enigmatic bitcoin creator.