The man who controversially claims he invented Bitcoin has revealed how he spent his profits and taken aim at the many observers who think he’s a liar.
“I’ve got multiple sports cars (and) I’ve got a four-level house in London,” Dr Wright said.
“When you get to a certain level, it’s no longer about the money. It’s about a goal.”
Is Craig Wright really Satoshi Nakamoto?
Craig Wright is arguably the most hated figure in cryptocurrency because, quite frankly, there are a lot of people who do not believe he created Bitcoin. They think he’s a liar.
But Dr Wright seems unperturbed by this fact.
“I didn’t actually want to come out (as Satoshi) at all,” he said.
“But a whole lot of people doxed me in December 2015, running around saying I was faking qualifications and scamming.
“They basically put out a whole lot of information to take me down before I could do anything.”
Why the hate?
Dr Wright says the Bitcoin community turned on him because he started promoting the technology to existing institutions.
“I was talking to banks and governments and others and I was teaching people how Bitcoin could work and that became scary to a lot of people,” he said.
“So they communicated a whole lot of things to discredit me.”
Dr Wright said his response was to keep quiet and not acknowledge any of the speculations.
“I had no plans on talking to the media, so I didn’t address any of it,” he said.
“I put my head in the sand and thought it will go away. Unfortunately, no, that just makes it worse.”
Craig Wright’s goal
“I spent years creating Bitcoin for a purpose, and it’s not there yet … so I’ll keep going,” he said.
“It’ll take time. It might take me another 20 years. But if I get people to understand and they adopt it, and they see that they can have an honest form of money.
“I’ve got patents filed on a whole lot of different areas.
“I could probably have an easier life if I just floated around the Mediterranean.
My wife would love it more, but that’s life.”