Forgive the blunt tone of this post, but I wanted to be to the point. Craig Wright has now declared he will not be providing the promised proof that he is Satoshi.
I thought he may try and drag it out a little longer… but the outcome was always going to be the same – failure to provide evidence.
His ruse didn’t play out how he planned. He thought he could gain credibility from a simple confidence trick on Gavin and others and that the community would all hail Caesar and accept a public signature from block 9 as proof. He was naive and/or desperate to think that is how it would play out.
Let us be objective. Craig Wright’s reputation and credibility is mud and could not sink lower. Consequently he has absolutely nothing to gain by failing to provide the proof he claims to possess. The only objective explanation is that he is a fraud.
His only shred of hope now is that a small core of gullible fools will continue to believe in and defend him, don’t. He has made this mess himself, and if he is telling the truth only he has the power to fix it – do not drag your reputation down with his. Even if he somehow did turn out to be Satoshi he is responsible for how this has played out.
The proof that he is a fraud will likely come in the outcome of his investigation by the Australian Tax Office.
On a human side, Craig Wright must be in a pretty desperate place to even try and pull this off, I actually feel bad for him. I hope now that he will face reality and come clean with the full truth, for his own sake and for the family of Dave Kleiman.