In Early - The Crypto Podcast: Episode 18 with Dr Craig Wright
Sponsored post: techUK member Shoosmiths
The rapidly evolving world of crypto has provided many talking points of over the relatively few short years of its existence. But what does the so-called ‘Father of Bitcoin’ think of the journey we’ve been on with this technology and why has his identity been kept secret?
The founder of Bitcoin is known only by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, however the highly debated figure Dr Craig Wright, claims to be the behind this anonymous character. In Shoosmiths’ latest podcast, Wright is interviewed by Shoosmiths’ Blockchain litigation lead, Matt Green to articulate fully why he claims he is Nakamoto.
The first part of this open interview explores Dr Wright’s background, and he reveals new revelations on his story. His candidness also expands what he says he did as Satoshi Nakamoto, including the reasons he says a pseudonym was made and where that name came from. Later, he divulges who else, in his view, helped create Bitcoin and some of the clues that were left which helped him make this, such as C++ programming and the use of operating systems. Finally, he explains why Bitcoin was released when it was, the differences between Dr Craig Wright the man, and Satoshi Nakamoto the character, and why he thinks it was necessary to split the two.
Wright highlights his neurodivergence as one of the key drivers to his work developing Bitcoin, something he describes as a solo-driven project which was aided by relative complacency of developers and Silicon Valley in the early years.
To listen to the full first part of this episode, click below.