Bitcoin ‘Creator’ Erases Site, Posts ‘I’m Sorry’


Overnight, alleged bitcoin creator Craig Wright erased his website and replaced it with a three-paragraph note apologizing. “I believed that I could do this,” he wrote. “I believed that I could put the years of anonymity and hiding behind me. But, as the events of this week unfolded and I prepared to publish the proof of access to the earliest keys, I broke. I do not have the courage. I cannot.”

He said that he can’t handle the attacks on his qualifications and character that inevitably followed his public claim of being the cryptocurrency’s creator. “I know now that I am not strong enough for this,” he added. “I can only say I’m sorry.” Read more at Wired.



  1. The entire Bitcoin concept – ephemeral objects of value generated out of thin air, based on solving equations – makes no sense. This bizarre “do not have the courage” post is also nonsensical.