Australian businessman Craig Wright has moved to publically identify himself as Bitcoin creator ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’.
The announcement comes after years of speculation over who invented the now-popular virtual currency, with the founder having been operating under the alias of Nakamoto.
During a meeting with the BBC, Wright was able to provide technical proof that he was indeed the founder by digitally signing messages using cryptographic keys created during the early stages of Bitcoin’s development.
Wright, who is said to have founded the virtual currency in 2009, also unveiled his identity to publications GQ and the Economist.
“These are the blocks used to send 10 Bitcoins to Hal Finney in January  as the first Bitcoin transaction,” Wright said during his demonstration to the BBC.
However, while several prominent members from the Bitcoin community have confirmed Wright’s claims, others have asked the Australian to provide further proof.
Wright’s unveiling comes after his home was raided by Australian police late last year, hours after websites Gizmodo and Wired published leaked transcripts of legal interviews that seemingly identified Wright as the founder.
However, Australian authorities at the time said the raids were not linked to the leaked interviews.
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