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Craig Wright Isn’t Satoshi Nakamoto and Other Facts ‘The Media’ Won’t Tell You

Plus: The gang talks about who didn’t make CoinDesk’s “Most Influential 2021″ list.

December 10, 2021

A Florida jury kinda sorta ruled in Craig Wright’s favor: The man who claims to be Satoshi won’t need to cough up half his multibillion-dollar bitcoin stash. But he does owe $100 million to the estate of his former business partner. So who won? The “Opinionated” gang discusses ramifications of a high-stakes trial and its often-misleading coverage in the press.

Also on the table are 2021′s big crypto influencers. CoinDesk’s “Most Influential” dropped this week and featured Elon Musk, Cynthia Lummis, Do Kwon and others who made a difference this year. But who got snubbed? Who got rugged? Listen to find out.

Finally, Danny and Ben look back on NFT Week in Miami, where crypto culture and mainstream art converged. It was one big party, to be sure. But it was also a cultural coming out and reflected how “crypto” means more than the “future of money” these days. It’s art, entertainment, the media; it means culture.

CoinDesk coverage discussed in this episode: Most Influential 2021 – The 50 people who defined the year in crypto.

There Was No ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ Lawsuit – Be careful what you read and where you read it.

This episode was produced, announced and edited by Michele Musso. Our theme song is by Elision.