Craig Wright, nChain’s chief scientist, has criticised ethereum, calling it “a poorly designed copy of bitcoin,” in a response to U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s request for input on crypto asset mechanics and markets. He drew a distinction between bitcoin and ether-based technology, claiming their design is different and that only bitcoin does not possess self-imposed limitations. He posited ethereum “has already reached its computational limits” and is not a scalable technology.
Wright continues claiming he is, in fact, the creator of bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto. “My name is Dr. Craig Wright and under the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto I completed a project I started in 1997 that was filed with the Australian government in part under an AusIndustry project registered with the Dept. of Innovation as BlackNet,” he wrote. However, he has so far failed to provide any proof of his assertion, first made in 2015.
Moreover, Wright is still accused of misappropriating the fortune belonging to the estate of his former partner Dave Kleiman.