Australian businessman Craig Wright confirmed that he is the mysterious Nakamoto – the Creator of virtual currency bitcoin. He presented proof that the media was not wrong when it called him the father of the controversial cryptocurrency.
As stated by Wright of the BBC, he has conducted in January 2009 the first in the history of the transaction with bitcoins. It also confirmed one of the founders of the Bitcoin Foundation Jon Matonis.
In the publication not given the entire dataset, which gave journalists Wright, but says that in the near future the businessman he will publish the evidence.
He also explained why he signed the name Satoshi Nakamoto published in 2008 principles of operation of the network for the emission of bitcoins. It turned out that in the 16th century in Japan, there was a Japanese merchant and philosopher Tominaga Nakamoto, who advocated free trade.
While Wright stated that he had disclosed his identity to protect the press attention of other people who were mistaken for Nakamoto. However, he doesn’t want money and fame and wants to be “just left alone”.
Recall that the attitude towards bitcoin in the world differently. For example, in Japan, bitcoin is legal tender, and in China to use the cryptocurrency can only be physical persons. In the United States believe that the exchange of bitcoins should be regulated as well as the exchange of any other currency. In Russia the Central Bank in 2014 called such operations speculative, and later the Ministry of Finance proposed to punish for the release of bitcoins a serious penalty. However, in July 2015, Vladimir Putin at the youth forum of IT professionals “Territory on the Klyazma,” said that for calculations in some areas the use of virtual currency it would be possible. At the same time he explained that he was talking about this with the head of the Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina and recognized that widespread use of cryptocurrencies today, there are fundamental problems.
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