Craig Wright, an Australian entrepreneur has publicly identified himself as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, bringing an end to the speculation about who came up with the original ideas underlying the digital cash system.
Craig has provided technical proof to back up his claim using coins known to be owned by Bitcoin’s creator.
He revealed his identity to three media organisations – the BBC, the Economist and GQ and during the meeting, he digitally signed messages using cryptographic keys created during the early days of Bitcoin’s development.
The keys are inextricably linked to blocks of bitcoins known to have been created or “mined” by Satoshi Nakamoto.
Jon Matonis, an economist and one of the founding directors of the Bitcoin Foundation, said he was convinced that Mr Wright was who he claimed to be, saying he had the opportunity to review the relevant data along three distinct lines: cryptographic, social, and technical,” he said.