Web: Australian Claims to be Bitcoin Creator

May 2016 by: From The Web

Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright has publicly identified himself as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.


His admission follows years of speculation about who came up with the original ideas underlying the digital cash system.


Mr Wright has provided technical proof to back up his claim using coins known to be owned by Bitcoin's creator.


Prominent members of the Bitcoin community and its core development team say they have confirmed his claims.


But many others in the Bitcoin world are asking for more proof.


Mr Wright has revealed his identity to three media organisations - the BBC, the Economist and GQ.


At the meeting with the BBC, Mr Wright digitally signed messages using cryptographic keys created during the early days of Bitcoin's development. The keys are inextricably linked to blocks of bitcoins known to have been created or "mined" by Satoshi Nakamoto.


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