Thursday, December 10, 2015

Craig Wright is the creator of bitcoin?

Satoshi Nakamoto was identified, maybe.

Satoshi Nakamoto, a person with a Japanese-like name, is considered as the inventor of Bitcoin. Nakamoto published an original paper regarding blockchain. After that, several supporters started to create the system of administrating bitcoin. Bitcoin was launched in Jan 2009. But, nobody knew who Satoshi Nakamoto was.

Many people have sought to identify Nakamoto. Some people guessed he was Japanese American, according to his name. Another hypothesized that Nakamoto was an officer in NSA considering his exceptional skills and unclarified carrier. Some people were suspected as Nakamoto so far, but none of them were identified as so.

Craig Steven Wright, a 44-year-old Australian, committed that he was Satoshi Nakamoto recently on Skype.

Wired: Bitcoin’s Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Is Probably This Unknown Australian Genius

It is quite easy for everyone to mimic Nakamoto. Indeed, there seem several examples of the mimicking case. However, strong evidence suggests Wright is Nakamoto. He posted some entries on his personal blog, which were concurrently matching the development of bitcoin. In addition, some emails and personal information of Wright were leaked by a hacker. They also indicated that he is the founder of bitcoin.

The BBC: Bitcoin creator 'is 44-year-old Australian', claims Wired

By the way, the police entered Wright’s home yesterday, just after the identification of him as Nakamoto. The police said that this investigation was not relevant to bitcoin. Wight is an entrepreneur so that he is involved in several enterprises in Australia.

The Guardian: Reported bitcoin 'founder' Craig Wright's home raided by Australian police

It is possible that Wright is simply suspected to be evading tax. But the consistency of the commitment of Wright and raid by police seems suggestive. Some people suspect Wright is hoaxing for some intention.

If Wright is truly Nakamoto, he possesses one billion BTC, corresponding five billion USD. I wonder if these bitcoin is to be taxed.


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