Fondatorul Bitcoin, australian?!
Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright has come forward and identified himself publicly as Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious anonymous creator of Bitcoin, the world’s greatest cryptocurrency.Wright has offered technical proof to prove that he indeed invented the Bitcoin and has presented the coins that are known to be owned only by the creator of Bitcoin. He claims to be worth over $450 million from his personal investments in Bitcoin. A single Bitcoin, at the time of this writing is worth $448.8.Gavin Andresen, who is the chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation, and is one of the most important people in the Bitcoin community, has confirmed the claim. Andresen confirmed that Wright had the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, which was adopted by Bitcoins creator. "He signed in my presence using the private key from block one, the very first mined Bitcoin block, on a computer that I am convinced had not been tampered with," Andresen said."During our meeting, I saw the brilliant, opinionated, focused, generous – and privacy-seeking – person that matches the Satoshi I worked with six years ago. And he cleared up a lot of mysteries, including why he disappeared when he did and what hes been busy with since 2011," Andresen added.However Andresen said he could not be sure about Wright, saying: "It is impossible to prove something like that 100%."However, many members of the Bitcoin community say that they don’t believe him and want to see more proof. Participants at the Consensus conference, an event attended by members of the Bitcoin community were very sceptical. Vitalik Buterin questioned the "noisy" way in which Wright decided to make the announcement.He said, "In general, signal theory says if you have a good way of proving something and a noisy way of proving something and you choose the noisy way chances are its because you couldn do the good way in the first place."Eric Voorhees, founder of ShapeShift, a cryptocurrency trading app ShapeShift, said, "I generally trust Gavin [Anderseen]s opinions so I want to believe this but Im not convinced yet," he said.Security researcher Dan Kaminsky dismissed the whole thing as a scam: "This is a scam. Not maybe. Not possibly. Wright’s done classic misdirection by generating different scams for different audiences."Others like Daniel Lipshitz, of bitcoin infrastructure company Gap 600 were more willing to believe. Lipshitz said, "I think it would be good news if Satoshi Nakamoto is found." Dr Garrick Hileman, a professor and an economic historian at the London School of Economics who has studied the birth of Bitcoin in depth said, "It is not clear to me that if Craig Wright is Satoshi, or if its someone else, that this is relevant to Bitcoin these days. Some would argue that we are now living in a post-Satoshi world. But I think Satoshi does matter, we should not dismiss their contribution.""The industry has moved. The investment and interest is going into more and more non-currency uses," Dr. Hileman added. Author: Raghav Hegde – India