Craig Wright Ends Years-Long Campaign to Prove He is Bitcoin’s Creator

Wright has been claiming to be satoshi nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of bitcoin, for years. in an effort to prove his identity, he has been unable to produce the private keys to satoshi’s bitcoin address. in august, a british court ruled that wright had submitted “deliberately false” evidence in a defamation case. in 2015, wired argued that wright invented bitcoin, citing blog posts that discussed the cryptocurrency days before its beta release.

Events began in 2015, when wired published an article citing blog posts by wright that discussed bitcoin before its beta release. the events culminated in august when a british court ruled that wright had submitted false evidence in a defamation case. most of wright’s lawsuits were dropped, dismissed, or ultimately unsuccessful. in october, a norwegian court determined that hodlonaut did not defame wright when he called him a “pathetic scammer.”

Has filed a litany of lawsuits against a number of crypto leaders who publicly doubted his story. evidence from the wayback machine revealed that the blog post may have actually been written years later, in 2013 or 2014, and backdated. wired backtracked, stating it now doubted wright’s story, and considered it a potential “hoax.” the british court awarded wright damages of £1, stating it would be “unconscionable” for wright to receive anything more after submitting false evidence. wright tweeted late wednesday that the only validation he seeks now is from his family and from seeing his ideas come to fruition.

By Evey Lovelace

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