Online tech publishers Wired and Gizmondo are both making claims that they have discovered the real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous creator of Bitcoin. They claim unlike previous attempts to identify the Bitcoin creator; they have convincing evidence on who exactly Satoshi Nakamoto’s real identity.
The two publishers claim that Satoshi Nakamoto is actually an Australian man named Craig Steven Wright.
Wired writes, “We still can’t say with absolute certainty that the mystery is solved. But two possibilities outweigh all others: Either Wright invented Bitcoin, or he’s a brilliant hoaxer who very badly wants us to believe he did.”
These tech news sites are basing their allegation on a series of documents that were leaked to both Gizmondo and Branwen last month. Gizmondo’s evidence includes:
Archived posts written by Wright that included a post published one day after Bitcoin’s launch in 2009. In the post, Wright wrote, “This is decentralized. We try it until it works.” There is another post that talks of Wright’s intention to release a paper on cryptocurrency in August 2008, just three months before Bitcoin’s original paper was published in November.
Wright’s leaked emails wherein one email he is talking to an Australian senator about tax dispute with the Australian government. Wright asks, “Would our Japanese friend have weight coming out of retirement?”
A transcript of a meeting Wright had with his lawyers, where they were discussing the same dispute. Wright is quoted saying, “I did my best to try and hide the fact that I’ve been running Bitcoin since 2009. By the end of this, I think half the world is going to bloody know.”
There another evidence of communication between Wright and the late David Kleiman, who was also a computer forensics analyst. In that conversation, Kleiman is said to have agreed to take control of the ‘Tulip Trust’ a 1.1 million bitcoins stash, worth over $400 million today. That Tulip Trust worth is just about the same size of fortune, Satoshi Nakamoto is believed to own and is visible through Bitcoin’s blockchain.
Wired writes, “No one but Nakamoto is known to have assembled such a massive hoard of cryptocurrency, and only Nakamoto could have generated so many Bitcoins so early in its evolution when a Bitcoin could be ‘mined’ with relatively small amounts of processing power. Only one such Bitcoin mega pile exists, and the closely-watched coins haven’t moved in Bitcoin’s entire history.”
Source >> ars technica