Dr. Craig S Wright is the inventor of Bitcoin and the author of the Bitcoin white paper. He established nChain in 2015, where he is the Chief Scientist and where his groundbreaking ideas have led to several thousand patent applications. Dr. Wright has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of information technology and IT security, including the development of systems protecting the Australian Stock Exchange, and helped design the architecture for the world’s first online casino, Lasseter’s Online in Australia. A continuous student, Dr. Wright is currently a candidate for two additional PhDs, in Law and Applied Mathematics, adding to the numerous major industry certifications and several advanced academic degrees he already holds.
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