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Australian man steps forward as Bitcoin founder: 'I didn't take the decision lightly'

Australian man steps forward as Bitcoin founder: 'I didn't take the decision lightly'

An Australian man long rumored to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin has publicly identified himself as its creator, apparently ending one of the biggest mysteries in the tech world.

BBC News said Monday that Craig Wright told the media outlet he is the man previously known by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. The computer scientist, inventor and academic said he launched the currency in 2009 with the help of others.

His identity had been shrouded in uncertainty until now, and the media's inability to pinpoint the person responsible had led to a series of investigations. Last year, some reports claimed Wright was the founder and had used a false name to mask his...

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