In a story Dec. 9 about the hunt for bitcoin’s founder, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a dispute among the bitcoin community is about the number of bitcoins created each day. The dispute is over the number of transactions that can be processed each day.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Why Bitcoin’s founder matters, as spotlight hits Australian
As focus of Bitcoin founder hunt shifts to Australian, an examination of why we care
By RYAN NAKASHIMA
AP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Since the founding of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin in 2009, its inventor — or inventors — have been shrouded in mystery. For six years, that individual or group has lurked behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto and hoarded a pile of the digital currency so large it might crash the market if sold today.
The hunt for Bitcoin’s secretive founder took a turn Tuesday. The technology magazine Wired and the website Gizmodo both published investigative pieces that sorted through a trove of leaked (and possibly hacked) emails and documents that pointed to Craig Stephen Wright, a 44-year-old Australian bitcoin entrepreneur living in a posh suburb of Sydney.
While neither report was conclusive — no attempt at identification can be without the founder sending