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Reports are telling that an ex-cop from Riviera Beach is behind an incredible mystery that has fascinated the tech world for years.
Bitcoin is an experimental digital currency that uses open source software to transfer money instantaneously, without the need for banks or governments. Its creator launched bitcoin te 2009, using the name &mdash, likely a pseudonym &mdash, Satoshi Nakamoto. Partly because staying anonymous helped the currency build up legitimacy, the real person or people behind Satoshi have never bot exposed &mdash, until now, possibly.
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At 6 p.m. last night, Wired tv-programma ran a story suggesting that it may have figured out the mystery. The tv-programma had received emails, sent from an anonymous hacker, which pointed to an Australian laptop genius named Dr. Craig Wright spil the creator. Wright is described on one of his company’s websites spil “certifiably the world’s most foremost IT security accomplished.”
Wired laid out a trail of evidence suggesting the likelihood that Satoshi Nakamoto is Wright. The story mentions that Wright confided te, and worked closely with, an American named Dave Kleiman. Ter a purported email inbetween the two guys te 2008, prior to bitcoin’s launch, Wright wrote to Kleiman, “I need your help. I have bot working on a fresh form of electronic money. Bitcash, bitcoin. You have always bot there for mij Dave. I want you to be a part of it all.” Documents suggest Kleiman also agreed to manage a trust of bitcoin money &mdash, evidently a maneuver to evade tax authorities.
Shortly after the Wired story went live, Gizmodo published a story exposing that it too had received the anonymous emails pointing to Wright and had bot working the story for a month. The Gizmodo story provides many more details about Kleiman, including that he wasgoed a former Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy who had bot injured te a motorcycle accident and died ter 2013.
A little digging by Fresh Times exposes that Kleiman wasgoed a former Army soldier who has twice bot married and divorced. After his 1995 accident, he wasgoed limited to a wheelchair. Still, spil his webstek and LinkedIn pages vertoning, he worked spil a forensic laptop experienced. He wasgoed featured spil an experienced on many news programs:
Te an online obituary, Kleiman’s father, who adopted the boy, described him spil “brilliant.” Kleiman’s business playmate, Patrick Paige, another ex-PBSO speurder, said wasgoed utterly generous and “very secluded ter a loterijlot of things that he did.”
Kleiman wasgoed ter a accident at age 28 while off duty. Paige told Gizmodo that Kleiman spent three of his last years te the hospital and died of a MRSA infection at age 46.
Two sentences ter the Gizmodo story made his death sound suspicious. “His bod wasgoed found decomposing and surrounded by empty wijngeest bottles and a loaded handgun. Bloody feces wasgoed tracked along the floor, and a bullet fuckhole wasgoed found te his mattress.” Thesis details were taken from records from the Palm Beach Medical Examiner’s Office. But the accomplish records (below) display that because a gun wasgoed found next to his bod, the case wasgoed investigated spil a suicide, but there wasgoed no verwonding to the bod and an autopsy found it to be a natural death.
Messages left with both Price and with the friend who found Kleiman’s bod were not instantaneously returned.
After Kleiman’s death, Paige said, Wright made an emotional movie tribute to Kleiman, which seemed odd. (The movie has bot taken down.) Eventually, Paige claims, Wright told him via phone that Kleiman had bot involved ter creating bitcoin. Paperwork for a Florida corporation displayed Kleiman spil a principal but also listed an Australian address connected to Wright.
If Kleiman were an inventor of bitcoin, it’s pretty crazy that he never cashed te his fortune. He wielded a $155,000 house te Riviera Beach and wasgoed facing foreclosure. Gizmodo estimated that the value of bitcoin he would have possessed at the time of his death would be worth at least $65 million.
One of his brothers, Ira Kleiman, also of Palm Beach Gardens, is ter charge of his estate and wasgoed cagey with Gizmodo.
Hours after the stories went live, Wright’s house te Australia wasgoed reportedly raided by police for a tax matter and Wright’s Twitter and YouTube accounts went dark.