Live Blog: Satoshi Nakamoto Revealed?

Academic Craig Wright went public today by declaring, and providing evidence to his claim, that he is bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.

AccessTimeIconMay 2, 2016 at 11:35 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 11, 2021 at 12:15 p.m. UTC

Australian academic Craig Wright went public today by declaring, and providing evidence to the claim, that he is in fact bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.

If true, such a discovery would at long last unveil the creator of the controversial technology now increasingly of interest to major financial institutions and businesses.

We update you on the latest speculation and commentary as the story unfolds.

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