Satoshi Nakamoto’s True Identity Revealed

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Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright has publicly proven he is bitcoin’s creator by providing technical evidence he is indeed the person commonly referred to as Satoshi Nakamoto.

As reported by BBC, other prominent members of bitcoin community, including Bitcoin Core developers and Bitcoin Foundation’s founder Jon Matonis, agree that the provided evidence is incontestable.

Wright provided his proofs to BBC, Economist and GQ. In particular, while meeting with BBC reporters, he signed messages with cryptographic keys created at the dawn of bitcoin, that are directly linked to blocks mined by Satoshi Nakamoto.

“These are the blocks used to send 10 bitcoins to Hal Finney in January [2009] as the first bitcoin transaction,” Craig Wright commented.

Cryptographic expert Hal Finney was one of those who had helped implement Satoshi’s vision in bitcoin protocol.

“I was the main part of it, but other people helped me,” Mr. Wright added.

Jon Matonis is also convinced that the Australian entrepreneur is Satoshi Nakamoto.

“During the London proof sessions, I had the opportunity to review the relevant data along three distinct lines: cryptographic, social, and technical,” he stated.

Bitcoin Foundation’s founder also posted an entry in The Monetary Future titled “How I Met Satoshi Nakamoto” describing the situation in detail.

Earlier such prominent publications as the New Yorker, Fast Company and Newsweek came up with different suggestions as to who Satoshi Nakamoto actually is. Craig Wright first appeared in media last December, when publications Wired and Gizmodo both provided some evidence linking him to Satoshi.

The community was skeptical about the speculations. A mysterious refutation popped up the day after the initial publication. E-mail sent to bitcoin developers from, earlier associated with Satoshi Nakamoto, read:

“I am not Craig Wright. We are all Satoshi.”

Craig Wright stated that those speculations have drawn too much undesired attention to him and his friends.

“There are lots of stories out there that have been made up and I don’t like it hurting those people I care about,” he said. “I don’t want any of them to be impacted by this. I really do not want to be the public face of anything […] 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,” Wright said.

Jon Matonis earlier published a link to previously unknown blog by Craig Wright. Its first entry dates back to April 26, 2016.

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