Rumour Has It 'Father' of Bitcoin Found

Published Wednesday, December 09, 2015 -
Rumour Has It 'Father' of Bitcoin Found

The virtual currency bitcoin roller coaster mystery ride isn’t over yet with new allegations and rumours the ‘inventor’ of the digital money has been identified. While emails published by Gizmodo cannot be verified and other revealing information surfacing there has been speculation that Australian businessman Craig Wright is the father of the bitcoin,  ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’. The reality of the claim by Wired and Gizmodo technology magazines is in question said ‘The Australian’ new source.

The interesting coincidence of supposed random events was that Australian police raided the premises of Mr. Wright shortly after the publication of leaked transcripts of legal interviews and files evidently casting Wright as a major player in the development of the crypto currency. The police however stated the raid had nothing to do with the allegations submitted by the magazine articles. The Guardian, which followed up the claims made by Wired and Gizmodo said it has not been able to verify the authenticity of the transcripts.

The Gizmodo publication appears to show records of an interview with the Australian Tax Office concerning Wright’s affairs during which his Bitcoin holdings are discussed. The ATO spokesperson said to the newspaper she could not confirm if the meetings took place due to confidentiality.

Wright is identified as saying,  “I did my best to try and hide the fact that I’ve been running Bitcoin since 2009 but I think it’s getting – most – most – by the end of this half the world is going to bloody know.”

Whether Craig Wright is the real ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ or not has yet to be confirmed by authorities other that the news and techno media. This is a development built on suggestion similar to the use of virtual currency for online gambling. In the news recently was Bryan Micon, the former operator of the ‘Seals with Clubs’ Bitcoin poker website who has been sentenced to two years’ probation and fined $25,000 on illegal gambling charges. A fairly light sentence for a felony that could have garnered a Micon a ten year stint in the slammer.



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