Australian claims to be Bitcoin creator

Craig Wright has claimed he is the creator of digital currency bitcoin

Australian technology entrepreneur Craig Wright has claimed he is the creator of digital currency Bitcoin.

If true, the news would end the years of speculation about the indentity of the creator of Bitcoin, who up until now has been known as “Satoshi Nakamoto.”

The BBC said Wright gave it proof to support his claim.

The BBC also said prominent members of the “Bitcoin community” had also confirmed Wright’s claim and said Wright repeated the claim to The Economist and GQ.

“I was the main part of it, but other people helped me,” the BBC quoted Wright as saying.

The Economist, however, said it was not entirely convinced.

“Our conclusion is that Mr Wright could well be Mr Nakamoto, but that important questions remain,” it said.

“Indeed, it may never be possible to establish beyond reasonable doubt who really created Bitcoin.”

 

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