Craig Wright

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Guy Who Says He Invented Bitcoin Sued for Billions

Craig Wright accused of stealing up to $10B from deceased partner's estate

(Newser) - Whether or not Craig Wright invented bitcoin , his early involvement in the cryptocurrency is clear. According to the family of Wright's former business partner, Dave Kleiman, the pair founded a bitcoin mining and research firm that controlled between 550,000 and 1.1 million bitcoins by the time of... More »

Bitcoin's Purported Founder Won't Provide Proof After All

'I do not have courage'

(Newser) - When Australian Craig Wright publicly declared himself to be the creator of Bitcoin this week, plenty of skepticism emerged in the tech world. Wright promised to provide indisputable proof to lay those doubts to rest, but his blog post Thursday will only intensify them. "I believed that I could... More »

Bitcoin's Shadowy Creator Reveals Himself—Maybe

Craig Wright comes forward as the real Satoshi Nakamoto

(Newser) - An Australian computer scientist and entrepreneur has come forward to reveal himself as the long-unidentified founder of Bitcoin. For those who follow such things, the name will be familiar: It's Craig Wright, the man Wired magazine identified as the all-but-certain creator of the digital currency last year. Now Wright... More »

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