Is it possible an Australian created Bitcoin? Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright claims that he (with help from others) is the mysterious creator of Bitcoin. Since the cryptocurrency rose to fame in 2009, the search for the person, or people who created Bitcoin has been on. With much speculation, miss-steps and false identifications, is it possible the creator of the decentralised currency is finally ready to admit it.
Update: Wright has posted on his blog.
In an interview with the BBC, Craig Wright, a computer scientist who has worked for OzEmail, M-Mart and the Australian Securities Exchange is also responsible for designing the architecture for the world’s first online casino. The guy definitely has the technical chops to do it, but how can we prove he’s the real creator of Bitcoin ?
Until know the founder went by the pseudo title of ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ but now we find the claims Craig Wright is responsible, have now been corroborated by Bitcoin Foundation Founding Director Jon Matonis in a post titled ‘How I met Satoshi‘.
“For cryptographic proof in my presence, Craig signed and verified a message using the private key from block #1 newly-generated coins and from block #9 newly-generated coins (the first transaction to Hal Finney).”
As recently as December 9th, 2015, site Truth Voice posted why Craig Steven Wright is not Satoshi. So do you believe an Aussie is behind it all ? Despite the technology that underlies Bitcoin being considered technically brilliant by security experts, Wright claims to not want money or fame, but just to be left alone. Understandably he’s not loved by Governments as the transactions in Bitcoin can’t be traced and obviously uncontrolled financial transactions aren’t loved by banks who don’t make interest off them. Despite this, it seems the media hunt for the man at the top of the blockchain is the thing he can’t stand the most. The hunt is fierce as the uncovering of the creator of Bitcoin will be big business, the question is, after more than 7 years of secrecy, why now.
More information at the BBC.