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    The creator of bitcoin, the popular anonymous digital payment system, known so far only as “Satoshi Nakamoto,” is planning to reveal his or her true identity.

    According to reports in the Financial Times, whomever Nakamoto is will reveal their true identity at some point between April 7 and April 14.

    Since the inception of the cryptographic payment system, projected by some to replace gold in the near future, the true identity of its creator has not been known, other than a Japanese name and a birth date of April 5, 1975.

    In 2014, Newsweek published an article claiming that Nakamoto was an American citizen of Japanese origin, Dorian Prentis Satoshi Nakamoto. The Associated Press contacted the man, who denied the claim, but admitted that some of the personal information was correct.

    It is widely accepted that "Satoshi Nakamoto" is a pseudonym, since Nakamoto, who can be contacted electronically, speaks English as their native language. Also, no Bitcoin software or documentation has officially been localized in Japanese. Some even presume that "Nakamoto" may be a group of people responsible for the creation of the Bitcoin system.

    In December 2015, Wired magazine and a Gizmodo blog identified an Australian named Craig Wright as Satoshi Nakamoto. An extensive research on Wright's other businesses provided what was viewed by some as indirect proof that Wright is Nakamoto. Wright's public behavior could be described as teasing, since, while never openly admitting that he created Bitcoin, he did say, "I've worked on Bitcoin since 2009." Wright published the PGP keys for an email mailbox very similar to that of one accredited to Nakamoto, with the exception of one letter.

    However, the claim that Wright is Nakamoto was widely debunked, with Wired admitting that it may have been the victim of an elaborate hoax. The International Business Times hired a handwriting expert to analyze Wright's writing, compared to a work known to be written by the Bitcoin creator. The results showed no relationship between the two.


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