Craig can not be Satoshi because we all know through the Satoshi posts that he was a nice guy, and Craig is definitely not a nice guy we have consensus on this topic.
But a drug lord criminal kingpin, who was cocaine dealing, arms dealing, gold and timber smuggling, money laundering, and selling technology to pariah states, not to mention prolific racist, who hired literal assassins to kill at least 6 people is the real Satoshi. How did we miss this, the clues were obvious!
Seems a bit busy with organized crime and stuff to be implementing a robust online economic system.
He may have had the programming and crypto talent (at one time) but the guy sounds like a textbook psychopath, not a bit like Satoshi.
Was he all/any of those things or is that the narrative because he created a free unbreakable cryptographic storage tool for the masses?
I have no evidence any of these accusations are false. Just playing devils advocate.
No need to play devil's advocate, just look him up seriously, his story is fascinating. The court documents, his testimonies, how he flipped for the DEA to turn in many of his criminal conspirators.
He's like a movie type villain criminal mastermind with absolutely 0 conscience. True criminal psychopath gifted with extraordinary intelligence.
Certainly a competent hacker and adept at hiding. The same time as SN goes missing coincides with a murder-for-hire that went off script leading to the capture of the hit men. That would certainly give him a reason to go deeper into hiding. His capture and agreement to cooperate with the feds would also coincide with the takeover of discussions and development.
How is it fairly implausible?
The guy is an expert C++ coder and cryptographer, likely invented TrueCrypt, and his diplomatic Congolese passport lists his name as **Solotshi** Calder Le Roux.
Pretty fucking coincidental, no?
If you let a coder develop a system like bitcoin on its own, you get BCH and a thousand other similar shitcoins.
There's very little real evidence to support this guy being Satoshi... That being said there's an equally tiny amount to support Craig being Satoshi. I'll take the racist criminal over the homosexual statist.