Internet pioneer and VerFi chairman Pindar Wong has issued an impassioned plea to authorities amidst growing speculation bitcoin’s creator may have finally been identified.
Speaking at the Finnovasia FinTech conference in Hong Kong, Wong addressed reports issued yesterday by Wired and Gizmodo that allegedly expose Wright as bitcoin’s long anonymous creator Satoshi Nakamoto, as well as a separate piece by The Guardian that revealed police visited the 44-year-old Australian’s home on Wednesday.
In his brief remarks, Wong called for the global community to have sympathy for Wright’s situation, regardless of whether he is Nakamoto or simply the latest individual to be ensnared by the media’s quest to reveal his or her identity.
Wong told the audience:
Wong, who founded Hong Kong’s first commercial Internet service provider (ISP), has notably emerged as a unifying figure in the bitcoin industry due to his role in the Scaling Bitcoin conferences.
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