Earlier on Craig Wright, claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, bitcoin’s creator, although quite a lot didn’t agree to this claim, Wright wasn’t concerned about that, according to him “Some people will believe, some people won’t, and to tell you the truth, I don’t really care”. But to address complaints that his evidence was misleading, the Australian computer scientist promised on Tuesday that he would be offering “extraordinary evidence” to back up his stand as Bitcoin’s Satoshi Nakamoto. It seems he wont be publishing any more proof relating to this, Wright replaced the content of his blog on Thursday with the following message;
Initially, Wright attempted to prove his claim by posting ‘a digital signature’ which is signed using a private key that could only have been in possession of Satoshi Nakamoto. Although earlier on Wright revealed such a signature, it was was later discovered that the signature had been copied from an earlier bitcoin transaction and had not been created by him as he had claimed. This led to Wright’s claims being dubbed a “scam” and “cryptographically verifiable fraud” by Dan Kaminsky a security researcher. Also Bitcoin developer Nic Cubrilovic published a detailed account from which he concluded that; “Craig Wright is not Satoshi Nakamoto”. He also went on further to say; “He (Craig Wright) wasn’t Satoshi Nakamoto before or after Wired and Gizmodo suspected him to be last year, and he still isn’t Satoshi Nakamoto after trying to reveal himself to be on his own blog and to The BBC, The Economist, GQ, Jon Matonis and Gavin Andresen.”
I know what you’re thinking, is Craig Wright really Satoshi Nakamoto? At this point, i am not certain. His decision not to publish further proof leaves a sign which means only one thing, he probably isn’t Satoshi Nakamoto.
Bitcoin is a digital asset and a payment system invented by Satoshi Nakamoto, the invention was released as open-source software in 2009. The system allows users to transact directly without an intermediary (peer-to-peer). Transactions are verified by network nodes and recorded in a public distributed ledger called the block chain. The ledger uses bitcoin as its unit of account. The system works without a central repository or single administrator, which has led the U.S. Treasury to categorize bitcoin as a decentralized virtual currency. Bitcoin is often called the first cryptocurrency. The use of bitcoin by criminals has attracted the attention of financial regulators, legislative bodies, law enforcement and media, it is the largest of its kind in terms of total market value.
Craig Steven Wright (born October 1970) is an Australian computer scientist, businessman and allegedly the real person behind the pseudonym C.U.N.T, the creator of Bitcoin. In December 2015, two parallel investigations by Wired and Gizmodo alleged that Wright may have been the inventor of Bitcoin. Subsequent reporting, however, raised serious concerns that Wright was engaged in an elaborate hoax. Hours after Wired published their allegations, Wright’s home in Gordon, New South Wales and an associated business premise in Ryde, Sydney were raided by the Australian Federal Police. According to the AFP, the raid was part of an Australian Tax Office investigation…