Just a couple of days after coming out to the world as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright is trying to disappear off the radar. He has deleted his blog and says that he intends to no longer appear in public ever again.
The reason for the move is allegedly his inability to handle the scrutiny that comes with claiming to be one of the most important inventors in the history of modern financial technology.
After greatly damaging the reputations of Gavin Andresen and Jon Matonis who vouched for him, he only offers them his apology instead of simply providing the proof that he is who he claims to be and that they were not duped along with the BBC, the Economist and GQ.
His website now only reads:
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I believed that I could do this. I believed that I could put the years of anonymity and hiding behind me. But, as the events of the week unfolded and I prepared to publish the proof of access to the earliest keys, I broke. I do not have courage. I cannot.
When the rumors 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.
I know that this weakness will cause great damage to those that have supported me, and particularly to Jon Matonis and Gavin Anderson. I can only hope that their honour and credibility is not irreparably tainted by my actions. They were not deceived, but I know that the world will never believe that now. I can only say I’m sorry.