Bitcoin ‘creator’ backs out of Satoshi coin move ‘proof’

BBC writes:

The entrepreneur who has claimed to be the inventor of Bitcoin has reneged on a promise to present new “proof” to support his case.

Craig Wright had pledged to move some of the virtual currency from one of its early address blocks, an act many believe can only be done by the tech’s creator.

This would have addressed complaints that earlier evidence he had published online was misleading.

Dr Wright said that he was “sorry”.

“I believed that I could put years of anonymity and hiding behind me,” he blogged.

“But, as the events of this week unfolded and I prepared to publish the proof of access to the earliest keys, I broke. I do not have the courage. I cannot.

“When the rumours began, my qualifications and character were attacked. When those allegations were proven false, new allegations have already begun. I know now that I am not strong enough for this.”

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