Guy Who Claimed To Be Founder Of Bitcoin Decides He Doesn't Have Emotional Wherewithal To Take Credit For Achievement

Craig Steve Wright "doesn't have the courage."

Apparently providing proof that one was the creator of a virtual currency would be an act of bravery Craig Steven Wright does feel equipped to go through with. He thought he could. He believed he had it in him. He (presumably) gave himself a series of pump up speeches that included lines like "Put on your big boy pants!" and "You got this, C-Dubs!". He was wrong.

The mystery behind who created the online currency Bitcoin deepened on Thursday. Craig Steven Wright, an Australian entrepreneur and computer programmer who earlier this week said he was that person, on Thursday withdrew an offer to prove his assertion, removing the contents of his blog and replacing it with a post simply titled, “I’m sorry.” “I believed that I could do this,” Mr. Wright wrote on his blog. “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.”

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