The creators of Bitcoin might’ve finally been discovered
One of the biggest mysteries in the technology world is who invented Bitcoin. Journalists and Bitcoin enthusiasts have long (since 2009) tried to find out who created Bitcoin.
Craig Steven Wright is an Australian computer scientist and businessman. He has been reported to be the real person behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin, in leading media outlets.
Below you will find links to the most interesting articles about the creator of the bitcoin digital cryptocurrency.
The 44-year-old Australian, Skyping into the D Hotel ballroom’s screen, wore the bitcoin enthusiast’s equivalent of camouflage: a black blazer and a tieless, rumpled shirt, his brown hair neatly parted. His name hadn’t made the conference’s list of “featured speakers.”
Read more at: http://www.wired.com
A monthlong Gizmodo investigation has uncovered compelling and perplexing new evidence in the search for Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin. According to a cache of documents provided to Gizmodo which were corroborated in interviews, Craig Steven Wright, an Australian businessman based in Sydney, and Dave Kleiman, an American computer forensics expert who died in 2013, were involved in the development of the digital currency.
Read more at: http://gizmodo.com
Satoshi’s PGP Keys Are Probably Backdated and Point to a Hoax
Both Wired and Gizmodo outline Wright’s qualifications and accomplishments in detail, aside from pointing to emails and other documents that seem to nail Wright as once-and-future Bitcoin king Satoshi Nakamoto.
A lot of this evidence isn’t authenticated, so there’s that. But there’s one really big problem with the case for Craig S. Wright as Satoshi: at least one of the key pieces of evidence appears to be fake. The “Satoshi” PGP keys associated with the Wired and Gizmodo stories were probably generated after 2009 and uploaded after 2011.
Read more at: http://motherboard.vice.com
Australian police raided the Sydney home and office on Wednesday of a man named by Wired magazine as the probable creator of bitcoin and holder of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the cryptocurrency, Reuters witnesses said.
Read more at: http://www.reuters.com
Many people have tried and failed to unmask Bitcoin’s inventor. One list compiled this summer counted 10 people or organizations that might be the real Satoshi Nakamoto, ranging from cryptographer Nick Szabo to the National Security Agency. The most notorious case came last year, when Newsweek reported that Nakamoto was an elderly Japanese model train enthusiast living in California — only to have its reporting decisively debunked.
Read more at: http://www.vox.com
The stakes are high in the hunt for Satoshi Nakamoto, the person or people behind bitcoin, not just for the journalist who gets it right first, but also for the cryptocurrency itself.
But the search has already tripped up several journalists, most famously Newsweek’s Leah McGrath Goodman, who identified Japanese American Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto in March 2014 as bitcoin’s creator.
Read more at: http://newsdaily.com
The mystery of who is the real Nakamoto may have been solved after a new investigation by Gizmodo, suggesting it is Sydney man Dr Craig Steven Wright, who holds two PhDs, is a security researcher and crucially, a huge bitcoin enthusiast. The tech website published two interviews where those close to Wright said he claimed he was involved in the creation of bitcoin.
Read more at: http://www.news.com.au
Police have raided the home of an Australian tech entrepreneur identified by two US publications as one of the early developers of the digital currency bitcoin.
Other people who say they knew Wright have expressed strong doubts about his alleged role, with some saying privately they believe the publications have been the victims of an elaborate hoax.
Read more at: http://www.theguardian.com
Craig Wright outed by Wired as the unknown programmer behind Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym credited with devising the virtual currency
In an unusual twist in one of the most enduring mysteries of the internet, a little-known 44-year-old Australian computing expert who holds two PhDs and eight masters degrees was identified as the suspected mastermind behind the online currency bitcoin.
Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk
Founder of digital currency is named as an Australian academic after police raid his Sydney home.
With a name like Satoshi Nakamoto, it was widely assumed the creator of digital currency bitcoin was some reclusive Japanese technology wizard. But it appears he is actually an Australian academic – called Craig Steven Wright.
Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk
In the early 1990s, long before he was suspected of being the elusive creator of the crypto-currency Bitcoin, Brisbane-raised Craig Steven Wright worked as a saute chef, having trained in French cuisine.
He specialised in game meats and spent three years working with a catering company according to his lengthy and remarkable LinkedIn profile.