Published On: Mon, May 2nd, 2016

Australian Craig Wright says he is bitcoin creator: BBC

Mr Wright could well be Mr Nakamoto, but nagging questions remain

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Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright has told the BBC he was the creator of controversial digital currency bitcoin after years of speculation about a person who until now has gone by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto.

The BBC reported on Monday that Wright gave some technical proof demonstrating that he had access to blocks of bitcoins known to have been created by bitcoin’s creator.

But he declined requests from The Economist to provide further proof that he was Nakamoto.

 

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“Our conclusion is that Mr Wright could well be Mr Nakamoto, but that important questions remain, ” The Economist said. “Indeed, it may never be possible to establish beyond reasonable doubt who really created bitcoin.”

The BBC said prominent members of the bitcoin community had confirmed Wright’s claim. “I was the main part of it, but other people helped me, ” the BBC quoted Wright as saying.

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