Australian Computer Scientists Believed to Be Bitcoin Inventor
The true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous inventor of the Bitcoin, has finally been revealed. According to a number of published reports Craig Wright, an Australian tech entrepreneur, is the real Satoshi Nakamoto and he’s got the Blockchain evidence to back his claim.
A number of credible sources, including the Economist, have met privately with Wright to examine his evidence, which include cryptographic keys from the early Bitcoin transactions, and seem to be fairly convinced by his story.
Given the debacle surrounding other potential Satoshi Nakamoto outings, most outlets are proceeding cautiously with their conclusions.
One person who met with Wright and was unabashedly convinced, is Gavin Andresen, chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation. Andresen met with Wright and had this to say about the evidence Wright presented:
I believe Craig Steven Wright is the person who invented Bitcoin…During the London proof sessions, I had the opportunity to review the relevant data along three distinct lines: cryptographic, social, and technical It is my firm belief that Craig Wright satisfies all three categories.
Speculation regarding Satoshi Nakamoto’s true identity has been rife ever since Bitcoin stormed the world currency stage back in 2009 and this isn’t the first time Wright’s been linked to Satoshi Nakamoto. So why is Wright outing himself after all this time?
According to the Economist, Wright is looking to dispel common myths about the Bitcoin and raise its worldwide profile. While Wright’s story and evidence seem pretty convincing to the layman, not everyone is convinced. It is the internet after all.
No doubt we’ll be hearing plenty more about Wright and his link to the Bitcoin origin story in the weeks and month ahead.