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Craig Wright claims he is the enigmatic Bitcoin inventor

As suspected

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Craig Wright, the man already suspected of being the inventor of Bitcoin, has today come out and publicly claimed that he is indeed responsible for the cryptocurrency. The BBC reports that Wright “has provided technical proof to back up his claim using coins known to be owned by Bitcoin’s creator” and that prominent Bitcoin community members have also corroborated his claim. Beside the mystery of how Bitcoin actually works, the biggest puzzle around the digital currency was its origination, long attributed to the name of “Satoshi Nakamoto.” Wright has now confessed that was his pseudonym, revealing his true identity in what he says is an effort to restore the privacy of the people around him.

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