Have we finally discovered the mysterious founder of cryptocurrency Bitcoin?
Australian businessman Craig Wright claimed Monday he created the digital currency, which would end one of the biggest mysteries in tech. However, skepticism remains over whether Wright is telling the truth.
In a blog post published Monday, Wright confirmed he is behind the online alias Satoshi Nakamoto, the name identified with the creator of the digital currency. Wright’s post is largely technical, explaining how to verify cryptographic keys he can access that prove he is the founder.
“Satoshi is dead,” says Wright in the post. “But this is only the beginning.”
According to the BBC, Wright says he wanted to end the speculation surrounding the identity of Satoshi. BBC, The Economist and GQ were given access to Wright and reviewed evidence Wright says proves he founded Bitcoin.
Wright also tells BBC he did not want to step forward to “be the public face” of Bitcoin. “There are lots of stories out there that have been made up and I don’t like it hurting those