Goodbye Mr Wright, aka Satoshi Nakamoto (For Three Days)

Some days after saying he was Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym of the mysterious creator of Bitcoin, Australian entrepreneur Craig Steven Wright released an apology note on his blog.

We publish the content of the note below to let you better understand that there’s nothing to understand. Maybe just a big media-powered big bubble, what we don’t like to do via FinSMEs. As Mr Wright says, “I do not have the courage” to lose time behind this. Better trying to let you stay updated with funding news, giving evidence of how the blockchain is disrupting not only the financial services industry but even other sectors with its several potential applications.

Given the above (and below note), and as Mr Wright says again, we can only say “goodbye” to him and the discussion about Satoshi.

I’m Sorry

I believed that I could do this. I believed that I could put the years of anonymity and hiding behind me. But, as the events of this week unfolded and I prepared to publish the proof of access to the earliest keys, I broke. I do not have the courage. I cannot.

When the rumors began, my qualifications and character were attacked. When those allegations were proven false, new allegations have already begun. I know now that I am not strong enough for this.

I know that this weakness will cause great damage to those that have supported me, and particularly to Jon Matonis and Gavin Andresen. I can only hope that their honour and credibility is not irreparably tainted by my actions. They were not deceived, but I know that the world will never believe that now. I can only say I’m sorry.

And goodbye.



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