Today Hoaxtoshi, also known as Craig Steven Wright (WOT:nonperson), broke a promise he made earlier this week to publicly present present proof that he might be the historical Satoshi. Hoaxtoshi began the week by hoodwinking a number of high volume/low quality media outlets like the BBC and the Economist into believing he was Satoshi by taking an early transaction from the blockchain and presenting its parts ordered in such a way as to fake the act of signing with a key awarded an early coinbase transaction. The exact words he presented are:
I believed that I could do this. I believed that I could put the years of anonymity and hiding behind me. But, as the events of this week unfolded and I prepared to publish the proof of access to the earliest keys, I broke. I do not have the courage. I cannot.
When the rumors began, my qualifications and character were attacked. When those allegations were proven false, new allegations have already begun. I know now that I am not strong enough for this.
I know that this weakness will cause great damage to those that have supported me, and particularly to Jon Matonis and Gavin Andresen. I can only hope that their honour and credibility is not irreparably tainted by my actions. They were not deceived, but I know that the world will never believe that now. I can only say I’m sorry.
Which exactly fits the scammer modus operandi of claiming their emotional fragility on par with the contemporary northeastern liberal arts student makes solving the problem they claim they are easily equipped to solve "too hard" on an emotional level.