The “Bitcoin Creator”, a Target for the Police

The “Bitcoin Creator”, a Target for the Police

Craig Steven Wright's home and offices were raided by the Australian Federal Police. The Gizmo and Wired reports are identifying Wright, as the mind b

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Craig Steven Wright’s home and offices were raided by the Australian Federal Police. The Gizmo and Wired reports are identifying Wright, as the mind behind Bitcoin. All his offices and house were searched, and a lot of digital equipment was taken, for further investigations. From what we understand, the raids were not really related to the role that Wright had in creating Bitcoin. Instead, it’s more likely that he will be charged on tax-evasion matters. He already had some meetings with the Australian Tax Office and this confirms that he was already in their sight. The reports say that he owns Bitcoins worth nine-figure.

Wright was just a renter of the house he was found in, and the owner said that his tenant was planning to move to England on December 22nd. He also told Reuters that immediately after moving, Wright requested a three-phase electrical setup. Apparently, he needed this to power a very “substantial computer system”, as the owner stated. Some computer forensics specialists were involved in the search as well, and this proves that his digital information were highly investigated.

Also, the Wired’s reports state that Wright could be the person behind Bitcoin, also known under his pseudonym, Satoshi Nakamoto. These suspicions come from a leaked email, in which Wright confessed to a friend, saying that he cannot hide anymore the fact that he’s been running Bitcoin since 2009. In another email, he was expressing his concern that he will be discovered, and that the Nakamoto pseudonym became more popular than he ever hoped.

Still, nothing is confirmed, and because the previous attempts to identify Nakamoto failed, both Wired and Gizmo consider that this might be a false track. They also have doubts regarding the authenticity of the documents, being worried that some email were edited, just to falsely involve Wright into the development of Bitcoin.

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