The digital currency Bitcoin’s mysterious founder, who went by the name Satoshi Nakamoto till Monday, has revealed his true identity to the BBC, Economist and GQ.
During an interview, Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright has provided proof in the form of cryptographic signatures that match those on Bitcoins mined by the elusive Satoshi Nakamoto.
Bitcoins are currency popular on the deep web because transacting in them is difficult to track because of encryption. Recently, gaming platform Steam also started accepting Bitcoins instead of dollars or rupees for payments.
“By going public, Mr Wright hopes to put an end to press speculation about the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. The New Yorker, Fast Company, Newsweek and many other media organisations have all conducted long investigations seeking Bitcoin’s creator and named many different people as candidates,” reported BBC.
Wright was earlier speculated to be the founder of Bitcoins by Wired and Gizmodo but concrete proof has only come to light now.