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Bitcoin's founder possibly discovered (for real this time)

By Shawn Knight
Dec 8, 2015
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  1. Newsweek famously turned a man's life upside-down in March 2014 when it claimed to have tracked down the elusive Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym used by the mysterious entity that created Bitcoin. That man, coincidentally named Satoshi Nakamoto, claimed to have no knowledge of the cryptocurrency and has maintained that stance ever since.

    Both Gizmodo and Wired, meanwhile, believe they may have found the true Nakamoto. His name is Craig Steven Wright and according to the publications, the 44-year-old Australian who has never made it onto any public Nakamoto hunters' lists fits the profile of Bitcoin's creator in nearly every detail. Wright allegedly worked closely on the project with an American named Dave Kleiman who died in 2013.

    Wired concludes that it can't say with absolute certainty that Wright is their man despite the massive trove of evidence but maintains that two possibilities outweigh all others: either Write is the elusive Nakamoto or he's pulling off an excellent hoax.

    Having combed through both reports over the past couple of hours, I can say that this is no Newsweek wild goose chase. From what I can gather, a hacker tipped off both publications with hoards of "hacked" e-mails. Follow-up investigations into the people involved and the stories in the e-mails have panned out, according to both sites.

    If you're at all interested in the history of Bitcoin, both articles are certainly worth reading. If accurate, it seems that Wright knew this day would eventually arrive and again, if accurate, it'll be interesting to see how this all plays out in the coming days.

    Lead image courtesy Adam Voorhes, Gil Anderson, Joe Newton. Secondary image courtesy Gizmodo.

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,553   +857

    How dumb do you have to be to keep trying to find this guy and post his info on the internet? he/she clearly doesn't want to be known. Stop trying to ruin peoples lives...
     
  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,663   +774

    Frankly, I'd like to shake the man's hand. He has invented a monetary system that the government cannot regulate, stick their fingers into or rob the poor depositor through so much hook and crook they like to call "monetary regulations". All power to him!
     
    SirChocula, Jack Meoffski and hopgop1 like this.
  4. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,320   +709

    And now the cops are raiding him but won't explain why.
     
  5. Mahmoud Zaki

    Mahmoud Zaki TS Rookie

    Well done techspot! This man created an invention that could possibly end the petrodollar slavery and you tell on him. I hope it was worth the 4 digit views you got.
     
  6. Business Direct

    Business Direct TS Booster Posts: 44

    Now that he's outed I guess he can claim his Nobel prize. I truly wish it's not him though both he and myself liked the mystery surrounding Bitcoin. I'm with the other guys shame on you Techspot.
     
  7. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,543   +2,339

    Doxing is only bad when it doesn't boost revenue.
     
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  8. Business Direct

    Business Direct TS Booster Posts: 44

    Wait a minute, hacked his email? Pffff whatever this guy wanted to get caught if that's the case. The creator of a crypto currency for some reason doesn't understand the crypto part applies to other things. Makes sense.
     
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  9. cartera

    cartera TS Addict Posts: 296   +78

    Ending the petrodollar? You massively overestimate bitcoins.
     
  10. mojorisin23

    mojorisin23 TS Booster Posts: 124   +23

    Its called news... theyre just reporting it. they cannot/ shouldnot cherry pick which news items they should run. thats what they do on msnbc and the networks to push their cause.
     
    learninmypc likes this.
  11. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,897   +940

    I was unaware that pushing an agenda was unique to MSNBC. Guess I should start watching fox again
     
  12. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,543   +2,339

    If you think any blog or website on the Internet doesn't cherry pick which news items they run, you're delusional. If TS wrote about every piece of breaking tech news without discrimination, they'd need a much larger writing staff to cope with the volume.

    He didn't single them out:

     
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  13. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 865   +434

    this^^
    And they'll probably throw him in jail for..I don't know...20 years!!?!
     
  14. Jack Meoffski

    Jack Meoffski TS Booster Posts: 49   +35

    Our Overloads are pissed! Sad times...
     
  15. BlarneyStone

    BlarneyStone TS Rookie

    Ok, but where's Waldo????
     

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