In a response to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) request for input on crypto asset mechanics and markets, the Australian entrepreneur briefly set out his case that he is Nakamoto on Friday, saying:
"My name is Dr. Craig Wright and under the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto I completed a project I started in 1997 that was filed with the Australian government in part under an AusIndustry project registered with the Dept. of Innovation as BlackNet."
Wright first put forward the case that he was bitcoin's creator in late December 2015, offering up documentation to back up the claim. Initial support from some quarters soon gave way to skepticism however, and he later said he would provide further evidence by moving bitcoin mined by Satoshi in the earliest days of the cryptocurrency. Days later he said he would not do so.
His claim remains controversial and is yet to be proven to the satisfaction of many in the crypto industry.