Joseph Young · 5 hours ago · 2 min read
Bitcoin could be living out its final hours today if you were to believe Craig Wright. The self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto said last year that there was a “fatal flaw” in Bitcoin which is set to completely destroy it, adding that “there won’t be any BTC by the end of next year.”
Self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto predicted Bitcoin will die by the end of the year
Craig Wright, the chief scientist at nChain and chief defender at BSV, has been at the forefront of crypto news from 2018. However, few of his front-page appearances were as ridiculous and unbelievable as his prediction for the future of Bitcoin.
Back in 2018, Wright was a guest of The Crypto Show, where he spoke about his alleged creation, Bitcoin. He criticized Bitcoin, which he called ‘Bitcoin Core,” saying that none of the developers that were working on the network really understood it.
“They will learn next year that there is a fatal flaw in BTC and by fatal I mean there won’t be any BTC by the end of next year,” Wright said in the interview.
Craig Wright’s fearmongering prediction yet to come true
But, with hours left before the end of the year, Wright’s prediction is yet to come true.
Despite its recent price slump and an overall turbulent 12 months, 2019 has been one of the best years for Bitcoin. Almost every single metric was up this year, showing that the network was thriving without much concern for the asset’s value in fiat.
The world’s largest cryptocurrency saw its yearly transaction volume reach its all-time high. The total number of transactions and the network’s hashrate both reached their peaks this year, proving that Bitcoin won’t be magically disappearing any time soon.
This isn’t the only outrageous prediction Wright made for the end of the year. Earlier this year, Wright said that Bitcoin SV is set to see its price rise to over $1,200 by the end of the year. However, what’s more outrageous than his claim that BSV will rise more than 1,100 percent by the end of the day is his prediction for Bitcoin.
He said in a market discussion on Slack:
“A true value of BTC at market will be between 0.10 and 0.20 USD.”