Wednesday December 9,2015 : WAS SATOSHI NAKAMOTO REALLY THE INVENTOR OF BITCOIN?
Techie publications suggest that the real man behind the virtual currency is an Aussie academic.
The conventional wisdom is that Bitcoin was invented by a mysterious Japanese genius named Satoshi Nakamoto, although a credible physical presence has never been demonstrated, creating one of those industry mysteries and associated rumour and myth.
Two respected techie publications – Gismodo and Wired – this week suggested that the man behind the Nakamoto alias is actually a 44-year-old Australian academic named Craig Wright…and in some cleverly worded responses to their enquiries before going silent Wright does not actually admit to being responsible, but has implied that they may be on the right track.
Both publications have published documentary, personal anecdotal, tax, blog, social media and email evidence covering the last few years and suggesting that Wright is the man responsible for bringing Bitcoin to the world.
The exposes also suggest that Wright is the ultimate beneficiary of the valuable Tulip Trust, an untouched and reportedly 1.1 million Bitcoin hoard believed to be the largest in existence and which pays out in 2020.
The revelations are interesting but remain inconclusive, ensuring that the Nakamoto legend will probably be around for the foreseeable future in the absence of more substantiated and credible evidence.