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Proof that Craig Wright is a Scammer.
Where is it? Here are the allegations:
He scammed the Australian Taxation Office
The Australian government may have inadvertently backed CSW's company, Cloudcroft Supercomputers Australia, to the tune of up to $54 million. Business incubator AusIndustry provides research and development support through its R&D Tax Incentive Scheme. Under the scheme, a company which turns over less than $20 million is eligible to apply for a cash rebate of 45 cents for every dollar spent on research and development activity.
Opponents claim that the supercomputer never existed, with the only evidence being a ZDNet article where SGI stated to them that "SGI has no record of the CO1N supercomputer ever being purchased or serviced from SGI, therefore SGI suspects it may have been purchased on the grey market," Conceicao said. "SGI does not operate, maintain, or provide any services for this supercomputer.
It has since come to light that SGI may have actually sold the hardware direct, contrary to local distribution agreements under an NDA. This is quite common (although dodgy) practice in direct to manufacturer deals. Basically the distributor is losing their commission, hence the need for an NDA. There is no hard evidence that this is the case, but it is totally plausible. Anybody in manufacturing and distribution knows that these kind of grey market deals happen every day.
There is some evidence of the C01N supercomputer existing.
There are transcripts of interviews with the ATO dated 18th Feb 2014 (long before the whole media circus, and unrelated to the Supercomputer fiasco) with discussions about mining Bitcoin in 2009. If you read the discussion, it is about Business Activity Statements and specifically arguing whether Bitcoin is a currency or a commodity. Is the community really persecuting somebody for going up against the tax man as a proponent of Bitcoin?
So it's quite possible that there was a stretch of the truth here, if he indeed did state that he'd completed that second PhD when he was still researching (first is in Theology believe it or not). I would hardly call this damning evidence, with which to publicly hang him. It's not like he just made up some fake degree and ran around telling everybody he's a Doctor. If there are other places besides LinkedIn where he said he actually had the completed degree, I'd be interested to see that. Either way - he now has it.
The whole CSW is Satoshi thing.
Wow, I don't know where to start with this one, as I don't even know where I stand on it without hard evidence either way. What I will say is that if CSW claiming to be Satoshi is a complete scam, it's an incredibly detailed and elaborate one, involving a lot of people, that was meticulously planned - until the exit plan. If this is true, how did he screw up the end so badly? What was his plan to finish the scam on a win? I'm not going to weigh too much of my opinion on this because I am still open to new facts and arguments, except to say that at this point I believe CSW was probably involved in Bitcoin from the very early stages, and that it is at least plausible that he and Dave Kleiman had an involvement in the beginnings of Bitcoin. It also seems plausible that whoever Satoshi is, he (or they) does not want to be known. There could be many legal and Tax implications for the real Satoshi. Whatever the real story, it is not black and white. I'm just going to leave some of my research trail here and you can make up your own minds: To get a solid overall picture, this article by Andrew O'Hagan is a good start and worth the long read. An article relating to the Trust with Dave Kleiman in Seychelles holding 1,100,111 BTC. If this is actually for real, it would explain why CSW does not have access to Satoshi keys or coins. Again, the ATO interview from 2014 discussing bitcoin related issues from 2009 Gizmodo Article about CSW and Dave K The Wired article claiming CSW to be a hoax, based on the supercomputer, the LinkedIn profile and the missing keys. And no other evidence. Forbes spreading the accusations further, causing them to be more widely accepted as fact. More opinions More reports that the ATO were after "the creator of Bitcoin" News that CSW's Australian Business is wound up. Again, no mention of any charges or fraud. Something interesting that maybe somebody else can get more out of than me. TLDR I see a lot of people slinging mud, but not a lot of actual facts being tossed around. Before you just join the chorus of regurgitation, do what I did and try to discover some real facts for yourself. If all of the accusations are fabricated, then you must ask yourself who is fabricating it and why? What are their motives? Is there a deeper story? And if you do find anything supporting either side of the arguments, I'm open ears and open mind. Just expect me to question your sources and to ignore statements of fact that can't be backed up.
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