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Australian steps forward as Bitcoin creator, but 'questions remain'

Australian steps forward as Bitcoin creator, but 'questions remain'

Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

That's a question that's loomed over Bitcoin long before it hit triple-digit exchange rates (one Bitcoin is, at the moment, worth over $450). It was the appearance of Nakamoto's white paper in 2008, outlining how Bitcoin could work, which paved the way for the cryptocurrency to exist. As for Satoshi Nakamoto him- or herself, the name was simply a pseudonym. Journalists at Wired, Newsweek and the New Yorker all tried their hands at pulling off Nakamoto's mask — to limited success.

Now, a 45-year-old Australian named Craig Steven Wright has stepped forward to The Economist, BBC and GQ-UK magazine, and on his own blog attempting to set the...

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