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Bitcoin's creator (possibly) reveals himself (The 3:59, Ep. 37)

An Australian businessman says he invented Bitcoin, but skepticism already abounds.


A lot of people aren't buying the latest claims about Bitcoin's inventor.

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One of the more interesting aspects of Bitcoin has been the ongoing mystery of who created it in the first place. Australian businessman Craig Wright unmasked himself as the cryptocurrency's inventor, but there are already a lot of folks disputing his claims. You may remember Wright as the person who both Wired and Gizmodo last year claimed founded Bitcoin, but more clues later revealed him as a potential hoaxer.

We also discuss Google CEO Sundar Pichai's vision for making his company much more focused on artificial intelligence, as well as Google's patent filing for a vision-correcting device that gets injected into the eye.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by CNET Executive Editor Roger Cheng (currently on parental leave), Senior Writer Ben Fox Rubin and Producer Bryan VanGelder.

Bitcoin's creator (possibly) reveals himself! (The 3:59, Ep. 37)


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