Speculations are running wild on an associate of Craig Wright’s who has many similarities to Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto: drug kingpin Paul Le Roux.
Paul Solotshi Calder Le Roux, a 46-year old criminal mastermind, is the creator of encryption software E4M and TrueCrypt (the cryptography encryption software Satoshi Nakamoto likely used to lock up his 1 million BTC), and author of an uncannily similar manifesto to the one in Bitcoin’s whitepaper in 1998.
But that’s not all: Paul Solotshi Calder Le Roux employs similar spelling and language in his writing style to that of Satoshi. He’s interested in gambling (Bitcoin’s initial code had a poker client included), and what’s more, he’s been in jail since 2012 – that’s probably the reason why his 1 million Bitcoin hasn’t moved.
On top of that, the documents included in this article show a connection of Craig Wright to Paul Solotshi. Sound like a 007 movie?
Let’s start from the beginning:
The identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous and enigmatic creator of Bitcoin (BTC) is perhaps the most enduring mysteries of modern times. It’s long been speculated as to who he, she, or they are, but to no avail — the long-standing mystery remains.
There have been a number of theories and candidates as to who Nakamoto really is, some of whom are even self-nominated like Craig Wright, the man known as Faketoshi for his bold claims.
Wright has courted controversy by claiming to be the creator of Bitcoin, which has led to multiple lawsuits and court hearings. One such court case, Kleiman v. Wright, has surfaced new evidence (in the form of a Wikipedia page which was not redacted), which, oddly enough, points to a new Satoshi candidate… and it’s not Wright.
Who’s the New Satoshi Nakamoto Candidate?
The newfound Satoshi candidate is Paul Solotshi Calder Le Roux, a 46-year old former cartel boss, drug smuggler, arms dealer, informant to the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and genius programmer.
As seen from Le Roux’s Wikipedia page, the man lived an eventful life with a career that included gold smuggling, precious metals mining, logging, land deals, drug and arms trafficking, money laundering, assassinations, encryption software development, and more.
Also stated on Le Roux’s Wikipedia page:
“Le Roux is currently in US custody for ordering the assassinations of six people.”
Some readers may already be familiar with Le Roux’s life story, as it was presented in a series on Atavist along with a book titled “The Mastermind.”
An excerpt summarizing the publications states:
“He was a brilliant programmer and a vicious cartel boss, who became a prized U.S. government asset.”