Craig Steven Wright is an Australian computer scientist and businessman.
In May 2016, Wright publicly claimed to be the creator of bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, after two parallel investigations by Wired and Gizmodo alleged the same in December 2015.
His claim was originally supported by prominent Bitcoin figures such as Jon Matonis (then-Bitcoin Foundation founding director) and Bitcoin Core developer, Gavin Andresen.
Subsequently, Wright's claim was strongly disputed within the Bitcoin community and many, such as security researcher Dan Kaminsky, have concluded it is a scam.
Gavin Andresen also expressed regret in lending credibility to Craig Wright’s claim that he is, Satoshi Nakamoto, saying it was a "mistake".