“I’ve been involved with all this for a long time,” said Wright at a Bitcoin conference in October. “I—try and stay—I keep my head down.” (credit: BitcoinInvestor.com)
Both Wired and Gizmodo have claimed to have discovered the identity of “Satoshi Nakamoto,” the anonymous creator of Bitcoin. Unlike previous attempts at identifying the Bitcoin creator, the story is backed by a mound of convincing evidence, which points to an Australian man named Craig Steven Wright.
“We still can’t say with absolute certainty that the mystery is solved,” write Andy Greenberg and Gwern Branwen in their report for Wired. “But two possibilities outweigh all others: Either Wright invented bitcoin, or he’s a brilliant hoaxer who very badly wants us to believe he did.”
The report is based on a trove of documents leaked to both Branwen and Gizmodo last month, as well as some publicly available evidence. The Gizmodo report, published about an hour after Wired’s, includes copies of some of the documents. They include:
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