Is Craig Wright the multimillionaire genius behind bitcoin: the digital currency now worth over £8bn and threatening to do for banks what Uber did to cab offices? Or does he just really want people to believe he is?
Earlier this year, we were granted an interview with Wright. GQ‘s Senior Commissioning Editor Stuart McGurk met him, taking along Dr Nicolas Courtois, a lecturer in cryptology at University College London and an expert in bitcoin, as GQ’s expert witness.
As you’ll hear from the extraordinary audio excerpt below, the encounter – which took place in an office on Tottenham Court Road, central London – grew ever more heated and profane, as Wright grew ever more furious at the questioning that was aimed to verify his claim.
“You’ve got this one thing,” he said at one point. “If you don’t like it, fuck off!”