When WIRED named Craig Wright Tuesday as a most expected think to be Satoshi Nakamoto, a puzzling creator of bitcoin, we laid out dual possibilities that outweighed any others: “Either Wright invented bitcoin, or he’s a shining hoaxer who really badly wants us to trust he did.” Three days later, new clues indicate to that second, bizarre scenario.
In mid-November, WIRED began receiving leaked element from a source tighten to Wright, including emails, transcripts, a trust agreement, and most more. It seemed to uncover a towering of justification that Wright, a mechanism confidence researcher and entrepreneur, had recognised of a cryptocurrency that would turn bitcoin, expelled it with a assistance of his crony and playmate Dave Kleiman, and run a collection of computers to beget a some-more than one million coins believed to be hold by Satoshi Nakamoto. (Separately, Gizmodo perceived a possess overlapping though graphic collection of documents from a source it described as a hacker, who might or might not be a same as ours.) Those leaks led us to other eccentric evidence: 3 posts on Wright’s blog hinted during bitcoin’s origination and launch, a request on an accounting firm’s website