Craig Steven Wright claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto
After years of speculation, it has finally revealed one of the great mysteries of modern technology: who was the inventor of Bitcoin. This is the person who already suspected that might be the alter ego secret behind Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright. This time, the Australian millionaire has provided irrefutable evidence
In a blog post on his website, Wright now explains: Satoshi Nakamoto
[A]fter many years, and having experienced the ebb and flow of life those years have brought, I think I am finally at peace with what he meant. If I sign Craig Wright, it is not the same as if I sign Craig Wright, Satoshi…
Since those early days, after distancing myself from the public persona that was Satoshi, I have poured every measure of myself into research. I have been silent, but I have not been absent. I have been engaged with an exceptional group and look forward to sharing our remarkable work when they are ready.
Satoshi Nakamoto is dead.
But this is only the beginning.
Documents linking Wright to Bitcoin, along with a public admission of his alter-ego and a demonstration of technical proof, certainly seem to be the most compelling evidence so far about the true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto.Speaking to the BBC, Wright explained why he’d chosen to reveal himself: Satoshi Nakamoto
“I have not done this because it is what I wanted. It’s not because of my choice… I really do not want to be the public face of anything… I would rather not do it. I want to work, I want to keep doing what I want to do. I don’t want money. I don’t want fame. I don’t want adoration. I just want to be left alone.”
In August last year, a series of leaks revealed to Gizmodo already pointed to Craig as the inventor of the digital coin with his friend Dave Kleiman, who died in 2013.
Craig Steven Wright
It has been the Wright himself who has decided to end months of speculation and revealed to be the father of Bitcoin at a meeting with three media: BBC, The Economist and GQ. To prove his claim, Craig has used a series of encrypted private keys associated unequivocally to the first mined coins Satosho Nakamoto, the straw man that Craig used for years to hide his identity. The coins were used in the first transaction with bitcoins in January 2009 and no one but the person behind Nakamoto could have them.
Simultaneously, several prominent figures Bitcoin core developers who knew the true identity of the creator of the currency have endorsed the statements of Craig. One is, for example, Gavin Andresen, Bitcoin Technical Director of the foundation.
Craig has not chosen this moment to be known by his choice but to end speculation about Satoshi Nakamoto. The creator of the coin not want to take any position of power in the organization of Bitcoin, and called just let him work in peace. It is estimated that Craig owns a fortune of a million bitcoin (about 450 million dollars).
I do not want to be the public face of anything. I would have preferred not to reveal my identity. I just want to keep doing what I do and what I lock work. I do not seek money or fame or adoration. Only to be left alone.