A mystery continues.
Craig Wright, the latest person who has claimed to be the creator of the electronic currency Bitcoin, won't provide the evidence he said he would.
Turns out he got cold feet after heating up the rumor-and-rebuttal mill.
"I believed I could put the years of anonymity and hiding behind me," Wright said via a blog post this morning from the same website where he has posted previous statements. "But, as the events of the week unfolded and I prepared to publish the proof of access to the earliest keys, I broke."
Some of the week's events included intense debate about the validity of Wright's new claim to fame.
An Australian entrepreneur, Wright had emerged earlier this week saying he was the elusive Bitcoin creator (or a member of the creators) known as Satoshi Nakamoto. He also promised he'd offer in the coming days "extraordinary proof" that he was Nakamoto via documents and by moving bitcoins from a block address known to be owned in the early days by Nakamoto.