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Bitcoin's self-proclaimed founder says he lacks 'courage' to give more proof

Bitcoin's self-proclaimed founder says he lacks 'courage' to give more proof

The man who claimed to be the mysterious founder of bitcoin appears to be stepping back into the shadows, leaving numerous questions in his wake.

Three days after Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright came forward to say he was the person known only by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, he has backtracked in a dramatic fashion. He wrote in a blog post that he does not “have the courage” to publish additional proof that he is the elusive creator of the Internet currency.

Wright's initial claims drew widespread skepticism. He said Wednesday that he would provide verifiable documentation and take additional steps to prove his identity....

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