Last week was a fascinating one for Bitcoin, with the digital currency and payments system once again receiving attention from traditional media sources. On Monday, the BBC, The Economist, and GQ all published interviews with the Australian academic and possibly tech entrepreneur Craig Wright in which he claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious creator of Bitcoin.
Meanwhile, as the debate as to the veracity of that claim once again raged, two things of actual importance occurred that reaffirmed that investors everywhere would be wise to hold at least a small position in the virtual currency.
The mystery of the true identity of Satoshi has all of the ingredients of a high tech thriller and so is much loved by the press. There have been numerous articles claiming to have “found” Satoshi and even speculation that Wright is the man has been around a while. When it first surfaced in December of last year, I wrote here that I didn’t believe he was the one, and, in a way, hoped he wasn’t. At the time I wrote that
“If Satoshi is outed then whoever it may be will have an outsized influence in any future decisions such as the imminent one on