Since its introduction in January 2009, bitcoin—the world’s first decentralized digital currency—has set the internet ablaze because of its potential to revolutionize the way the world spends. (And, indeed, the way we conceptualize money itself.) The reporters at Wired were given access to documents leaked by an anonymous source close to Dr. Craig Steven Wright—the man the magazine points to as the genius behind bitcoin.
In one cryptic and meandering blog post in September in which Wright takes stock of his long career, he even seems to concede that no one can build and wield the wealth that Satoshi Nakamoto has amassed and remain hidden indefinitely. “There is a certain power and mystery in secrets,” Wright mused.
“Am slowly coming to the realisation and acceptance,” he added, “No secret remains forever.”
Obviously, it’s worth reading in full.