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Bitcoin's Mysterious Creator Revealed

Bitcoin's Mysterious Creator Revealed
For years, the true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto has been a mystery, but now he has outed himself.

(CCM) — On Monday, Australian entrepreneur Craig Steven Wright revealed that he is the man behind the moniker. Wright revealed his identity to three major media organizations: the BBC, The Economist, and GQ. All three outlets reported the news on Monday, saying that Wright proved that he is the real Satoshi Nakamoto by digitally signing messages using some of the earliest Bitcoin cryptographic keys. These keys are linked to Bitcoin blocks known to have been "mined" by Nakamoto. BBC claims that Wright's assertion has also been confirmed by prominent members of the Bitcoin community.

In addition to speaking with some media outlets, Wright penned a blog post revealing his identity. "If I sign Craig Wright, it is not the same as if I sign Craig Wright, Satoshi," wrote Wright, referencing a 1964 quote from Jean-Paul Sartre. By coming forward and revealing that he has been the man behind the pseudonym, Wright said that, now, "Satoshi is dead." Wright's blog post also revealed some very technical proof of his true identity. By going public, Wright hopes to put an end to speculation about the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, so that he can continue to work without the buzz. "I want to work, I want to keep doing what I want to do. I don't want money. I don't want fame. I don't want adoration. I just want to be left alone," he told the BBC. Despite the evidence provided, some still question if Wright truly is Nakamoto.

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