Reported Bitcoin Creator’s Home Raided in AustraliaAdded: Thursday, December 10th, 2015
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Australian police has raided the home of an Australian tech entrepreneur, who was identified in American publications as one of the early developers of the cryptocurrency.
More than 10 police officers showed up at the house in the Sydney suburb to raid it, while the Australian Federal police claimed that the move was not related to the Bitcoin claims, but rather assisted the Australian Taxation Office. Craig Wright had just hours earlier been identified in US publications based on leaked transcripts of legal interviews and files, which claimed that Wright had likely been involved in the creation of Bitcoin.
However, the house was empty: its rubbish bin was outside, 6 days after the weekly collection, and the letterbox was full. The owner of the property said that the Wrights had leased the property in November 2012 and switched from a full lease to month-by-month about 6 months ago. In the first week of December they informed the owner they wanted to move to London, and a neighbor confirmed he saw a huge container about a month ago, followed by a small remover’s truck in the first week of December.
In the meantime, the attempts to reveal the identity of the founder of Bitcoin software, who is known pseudonymously as Satoshi Nakamoto, has never been successful. As for Craig Wright, he is involved in a number of tech enterprises in Australia, and the records of his interview with the Australian Tax Office surrounding his Bitcoin holdings revealed him as saying that he did his best to try and hide the fact that he had been running Bitcoin since 2009. We should remind that the treatment of Bitcoin for tax purposes in the country has been the subject of debate, with the tax authorities ruling a year ago that cryptocurrency should be considered an asset for capital gains tax purposes.
This transcript was published by Gizmodo, but its authenticity wasn’t verified by anyone else. Moreover, even if it’s true, Wright’s words do not state that he is a founder of Bitcoin. One of the emails published by Gizmodo (dated 2008) cited Wright saying he had been working on a “new form of electronic money: bit cash, bit coin.” Finally, according to some reports, Craig Wright was claimed to be a consultant for the Australian federal police, though the AFP have not been able to find any records of this association.
Thursday, December 10th, 2015
|Seems like it was a most opportune time to move. Good for him.|
|posted by (2015-12-10 11:03:13)|
|But to move to LONDON???|
|The Government hates competition.|
|posted by (2015-12-11 03:46:28)|
|They're all scum.|
|Aussie Aussie Aussie|
|Leave Him Alone! Just a way that the government tries to make money off someone!|
|they want taxes from a cryptocurrency that has no relation to the physical currency in use(AUS)... Are they going to raid Google, Steam, and EA-AU, for there 'gift cards', thats a competitive virtual currency, that has no real-world value.||
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