Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudo-anonymous creator of Bitcoin has been as popular as his invention. The anonymous creator never came forward to prove his identity, and that has prompted many people to come forward to claim that they are the real Satoshi.
However, none of them have been able to convince the larger community about their claims and thus earning the name Faketoshi. Among the long list of people claiming to be Satoshi, Craig Wright is probably the most famous one.
The Australian developer first came out claiming that he is the real inventor of Bitcoin in 2016, but the methods used by him were not enough to get past the eyes of cryptographer or analysts who have been following satoshi’s development even before the actual Bitcoin white paper came into existence back in 2009.
Generally, in order to establish their identity as the creator, people use the cryptic signature associated with the genesis block and used by Satoshi himself. However, experts have pointed out that, showing a hash function and the digital signature is as easy as photoshopping, and since most of the general public is not well versed with the technical jargons of the crypto space, people often fall for such claims.
Albacore Develops Faketoshi Signature tool
Albacore is one of the developer community which focuses on making improved financial transparency tools, they have recently launched a faketoshi signature tool which can help anyone to tie a message to the genesis block and claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto.
With the introduction of Faketoshi tool, anyone can generate a message associated with the genesis block, and the developers hope that it would bust the Faketoshi bubble and make people understand that the creator went unknown for a reason and if he decides to come out, Twitter wouldn’t necessarily be the preferred medium to do so.
The Albacore developers read,
Clicking the button below will generate a signature and message hash that will successfully validate against the address that mined the genesis block, which is known to have been mined by Satoshi. Just don’t ask for the plaintext message that generated the hash,(spoiler, we don’t know it either).
The Common Methodology Used By Faketoshis
If you want to be a conman, make sure you are a good one, since repeating the same lie does not necessarily make it a truth. Most of the faketoshis sign a digital signature or message associated with the genesis block and show a generated hash function along.
However, none of them have come up with the real plain text message that is actually generated when you sign a message using the creator’s private key. The developers at albacore say that the technical jargons like hash function or the private key are alien terms for most of the non-crypto ers, and even those who understand what private key or hash function are does not really know what actually happens behind the scenes on a blockchain.
The Albacore developers seemed to have fed up with new faketoshis rising every other day and gaining some internet fame. The biggest faketoshi among the herd of faketoshis is Craig Wright who has tried to establish himself as the creator numerous times only to be debunked each time.
We must commend the passion of Craig wright though, only recently he has decided to testify under oath that he is the real inventor of bitcoin. Looking at his CV, the man is a failure and only bask on the internet glory. Remember the infamous November 2018 Hard-fork of the main BCH network. He has claimed at that time that BSV would be the winner of the hard-fork war as he is the creator. Look at the BSV network today, there hasn’t been an iota of development work going on the network.
Hopefully, the creation of Faketoshi signature tool would at least make the faketoshi clan to get their senses back and stop fabricating stuff to get credit for something which they have no association or even knowledge about.
The thing with internet fame today is that we as a society have accepted even falsehood or controversy as a form of fame. Earlier conmen like these would have been looking for corners to hide, but in the internet age, they become a meme and gain internet fame overnight even when the majority of the population has evidence against them being a fabricator. People should stop paying heed to these faketoshis and you will see they have evaporated from our system faster than they climbed the fake-fame ladder.