Craig Wright Reportedly Doxed Claims That He Created Bitcoin

Posted: Dec 13 2015, 10:51pm CST | by , in Technology News


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Craig Wright Reportedly Doxed Claims That He Created Bitcoin
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The reports are raising more questions than answers.

Two independent investigations conducted by Wired and Gizmodo led to an interesting discovery—an Australian security researcher, Dr. Craig Wright, is reportedly the real identity behind the fictitious character of Satoshi Nakamoto, who is credited for creating Bitcoin, the popular digital currency.

Some believed the story while others were skeptical. Both Wired and Gizmodo admitted finding irregularities in the claim. Wired, for instance, discovered that several blog posts on Dr. Wright's website (deactivated) were edited, leaving an impression that he was trying to set himself up. Gizmodo, on the other hand, called Wright a potential “brilliant hoaxer.”

Apparently, the anonymous hacker who leaked the documents tipped Nathaniel Popper of The New York Times. Popper, a journalist and author of the book titled Digital Gold, said that he received an email in October, claiming that Craig Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto. Popper dismissed the tip, saying that he wasn't convinced at the time because Wright worked for the NSA, according to his profile on LinkedIn.

When the New York Times ignored the leaks, the hacker sent the documents to Wired and Gizmodo. Interestingly, Dr. Wright left a review of Popper's book on Amazon in September. In it, Wright said, “Like the US is the only country to produce tech.”

He also wrote, “Always the assumption that SN (Satoshi Nakamoto) must be a bloody yank. The analysis of who Satoshi is always so limited.”

Hours after the story broke out, Craig Wright deleted and deactivated his website and social accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Wright’s Twitter account listed Chiba City, Japan as his current location. Is Dr. Wright the creator of Bitcoin? No one knows.

Source: Fusion

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