Correction: Bitcoin-Intrigue Story

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


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

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