Police in Sydney raided the house of an Australian businessman and scientist Craig Wright, who, as suggested by the American media, may be thereby Satoshi Nakamoto who is credited with the invention of the virtual currency Bitcoin.
As The Guardian reports, the search warrant at Wright’s home related to investigation of the tax Department and does not apply to the possible exposure of Wright as the Creator of Bitcoin.
According to published information, the police of Sydney also conducted a search in the office of Wright.
Searched Wright were held just a few hours after, on sites like Gizmodo and Wired within hours there were articles stating that the inventor of Bitcoin can be 44-year-old Australian scientist and businessman Craig Wright. Both publications cite data that indicates that Craig or really all that time worked under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, or are so talented that they were able to convince the journalists.
The virtual payment system Bitcoin was created in 2008, when a person or group of people under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto published a paper describing the Protocol and principles of operation of payment system Bitcoin. In 2009 a Protocol was finalized and launched the Bitcoin network. The first exchange of virtual currency for real goods occurred in may 2010, Bitcoin was ordered pizza. If the first time the currency was interested mainly in criminal circles, but now it enjoys broad support among economists and politicians. In particular, the candidate in US presidents from Republican party Rand Paul accepts donations in Bitcoin currency.