A Mass Phony Email Sent to U.S. Media

Several U.S media sources received an email  from an individual claiming to be a representative of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC)  
08 February 2018   1030

According to reports, a mailbox of the People’s Bank of China was hacked. The email which was sent to several U.S media resources contained a fake invitation to a press conference for media, the PBOC, and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA).

The email claimed that on February 14  the HKMA and PBOC were about to jointly introduce new measures to crack down on all aspects of Bitcoin services between mainland China and Hong Kong.

According to the email, the HKMA and PBOC would have introduced new statutes that would end all businesses and services connected to the cryptocurrency industry.

In addition to this, the email indicated the implementation of new laws which could have made make crypto mining illegal.

Experts believe that this email was a kind of a bogus attempt to manipulate the price of Bitcoin and to cause more panic throughout the cryptocurrency community. The invitation could be a ruse of traders willing to profit from a further decline of cryptocurrencies.

According to the president of the Hong Kong bitcoin association, Leonhard Weese, the purpose of the email was to manipulate the news in order to have some effect on the price in a market. He believes that such kind of manipulation is effective in an immature market with a very low barrier to entry.

Fortunately, that was a mainstream media FUD.

Craig Wright to Claim to be Satoshi Again

He explained that the false information surrounding Bitcoin and blockchain-derived systems made him come out of the shadows
18 February 2019   34

A senior researcher at nChain, Craig Wright, sent the Commission on the US Exchange Commodity Trading (CFTC) introductory information on cryptocurrency mechanics in response to a request from the Office. But even in the official document he did not miss the opportunity to remind everyone that it was he who allegedly was the creator of Bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto.

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. Ethereum is a poorly designed copy of bitcoin designed with the purpose of completing the promise of smart contracts and scripting that were delivered within bitcoin but which were hobbled by the core developers of bitcoin who sought to enable anonymous transactions to exist within the system. 
 

Craig Wright

"Satoshi"

Earlier in February, the “self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto” announced that he possesses a patent, allegedly capable of restricting the right to issue JPM Coin.

In October 2017, Craig Wright made a mistake confirming that he was not Satoshi Nakamoto.