founder Wrights home raided by Australian
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technology news websites have identified Australian
businessman Craig Wright as Bitcoin creator Satoshi
publications believe that leaked transcripts of legal
interviews and files show that Wright played a major
part in the development of the virtual currency that
is used widely in the gambling industry, although
sources close to the Australian suggested Gizmodo
and Wired have become the victims of a hoax.
hours after publication of the claims, police raided
Wrights home, although the authorities said
in a statement that the searches were unrelated
to the articles.
was founded in 2009 by someone operating under the
pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto, although
their real identity has never been revealed.
published by Gizmodo appear to show records of an
interview with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) about
Wrights affairs during which his Bitcoin holdings
are discussed at length.
the interview, the person that the transcript names
as Wright said: I did my best to try and hide
the fact that Ive been running Bitcoin since
2009 but I think its getting most
most by the end of this half the world is going
to bloody know.
Guardian, which followed up the claims, said it has
not been able to verify the authenticity of the transcripts,
while an ATO spokeswoman told the newspaper that she
could not confirm if the meetings took place due to
the transcript does not state if Wright is the founder
of Bitcoin, other emails Gizmodo claim are from the
entrepreneur suggest he may have had more involvement
in the virtual currencys development.
email sent to Clayton Utz, Wrights lawyer in
the ATO transcripts, was sent from an address linked
to Nakamoto and signed Craig (possibly),
and discussed making contact with the Australian government
over national regulations for Bitcoin.
email published by Gizmodo from 2008 attributes to
Wright a comment where he supposedly said: I
have been working on a new form electronic money.
Bit cash, bit coin
emails published by Gizmodo cannot be verified, while
comment has been sought from further sources to clarify
the ongoing case.