The leafy lane is often described as one the most pricey addresses in Britain. This is a Home Counties idyll. Premier League footballers are now threatening the ascendancy of Stockbrokers and other City-types.

Craig Wright’s subtropical, urban upbringing in Australia is evident in these mini-mansions in Surrey and the more well-established hacienda-style homes found in the “Beverly Hills” of Surrey.

He was a precocious, troubled four-year-old who was intellectually sharp and was often ‘whacked by’ his dad, a Vietnam War vet, for making a mistake in a game of chess.

For the mysterious, controversial and combative Dr Wright LLM PhD, life has been transformed.

What is the mystery? Because Wright, 51, is said — not least by himself — to be the real identity of ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’, the pseudonymous ‘Japanese cypherpunk’ whose genius heralded a new era in the global movement of money via digital technology.

Mystery man: Dr Craig Wright, (pictured) ruled by a US court to be the creator of Bitcoin

The mystery man: US Court identifies Dr Craig Wright as the inventor of Bitcoin

Nakamoto was the one who wrote the groundbreaking 2008 academic paper entitled “Bitcoin: Peer-to-peer electronic money system” which was called “the most important”. [scientific]”Paper of the 21st century”

However, the internet was soon forgotten and ‘Satoshi’ disappeared from all trace.

If the Australian is indeed Satoshi — and there are many who decry him as a ‘fake’ — he must also be regarded as the father of bitcoin, the cryptocurrency or digital currency, which has rocketed in value from a few cents when it was launched 13 years ago to a record high of more than $68,000 (£51,000) last month. Accordingly, Dr Wright could also be considered a ‘one the 25 most wealthy men in the globe’.

That makes his decision — suggested by legal documents seen by the Mail — to relocate to a mere millionaires’ row in Cobham a matter of modesty rather than conspicuous consumption. He is believed to have created the Bitcoin economy, in which he still holds a substantial stake. It is worth many billions, if not trillions, of pounds.

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency were considered fringe activities until recently. Now they are booming.

According to a recent survey, most experts in financial technology believe that bitcoin will become the global standard for finance and surpass central bank money within 30 years.

China has made it clear that they are not interested in cryptocurrency trading. Hillary Clinton, a former presidential candidate warned last month that cryptocurrencies could threaten the status of the U.S. Dollar as the reserve currency in the world.

That makes his decision — suggested by legal documents seen by the Mail — to relocate to a mere millionaires' row in Cobham (pixtured) a matter of modesty rather than conspicuous consumption

That makes his decision — suggested by legal documents seen by the Mail — to relocate to a mere millionaires’ row in Cobham (pixtured) a matter of modesty rather than conspicuous consumption

El Salvador has however adopted bitcoin to be its currency. Fortune magazine also reports that teens are using it as their primary means of trading, with many making thousands.

Craig Wright has now been ‘unmasked as Satoshi Nagamoto’ for six years. A federal jury in Miami ruled in Wright’s favour last week in what was called the ‘bitcoin trials of the century.

Wright was a father to three children and a married twice. The case against Wright came from the estate of Dave Kleiman who is a paraplegic U.S Army veteran and an expert in computer forensics.

Kleiman, who died aged 46 in 2013, was a fellow cryptographer — someone involved in ‘the practice and study of techniques for secure communication in the presence of adversarial behavior’.

The understanding between the parties was that Wright had been Satoshi Nakamoto’s creator of bitcoin. The plaintiff claimed that Kleiman was Wright’s business partner, and co-creator of bitcoin. Kleiman’s sister Ira was to be paid a portion in the $36 billion trove.

Wright said Kleiman was his closest friend and best friend, but he denied it. Wright had assisted him in editing the Satoshi newspaper, but he did not provide any other input.

Wright presented evidence for four days during the hearing. This shed light on Wright’s unhappy past as well as his complex personality. Although he claimed he won, observers might think he got a huge hit.

During the hearing, Wright gave evidence over four days, which shone an uncomfortable light on his unhappy past and complex personality (stock image)

Wright testified over the span of four days during the hearing. This shed light on Wright’s unhappy past as well as his complex personality (stock photo).

Kleiman being Wright’s partner in business, the judge decided against him. But he ordered Wright to pay $100 million in compensation to the Kleiman estate after the jury found him liable for ‘conversion’ — a legal term for making use of something that is not yours.

Wright stated that he felt remarkably content and vindicated. Wright said, “I’m not a fraud. I’ve never been one.”

Kleiman said he offered Kleiman’s estate “twelvemillion” many years before, and that, if he had accepted it in bitcoin then, bitcoin was still being developed. [worth] $200, and kept it — you can do the maths.’

The eye-watering ‘maths’ is this: each bitcoin is now worth around £38,000. Wright’s implication is that by not accepting his original offer, Kleiman’s estate has lost out on about £2.3 billion.

The Florida court case, however, has brought what was called “the greatest mystery of tech” to an even wider audience. They have all read or invested in bitcoin, but they were not aware of the counter-claims and claims over its creation.

The eye-watering 'maths' is this: each bitcoin is now worth around £38,000 (file image)

The eye-watering ‘maths’ is this: each bitcoin is now worth around £38,000 (file image)

Craig Wright: Who is Craig Wright? Why has he made his home in Britain, where he apparently dreams of being a magistrate. And what do we know more about him since Kleiman’s trial?

Wright was born Brisbane. He told the court how, following his parents’ divorce, Wright grew up in Brisbane with a single mother, who had three jobs. Wright was a strong believer in hard work.

The court heard from Wright’s counsel that Wright had been raised in a difficult household, was surrounded by few people and considered odd. . . Even his sister.

“At 13 years old, he wore an outfit made of ninjas to school and was called a freak by all other children,” the court heard.

In fact, his mother talked to Andrew O’Hagan years back about her son’s fascination with Japanese culture in teenage.

She stated, “He was very different.” “He liked to dress up. . . In samurai clothing, including the occasional wooden shoe and all. He made all sorts of noises. They would often complain to his sister about how he was embarrassing them. He used to have this group of nerdy friends in the 1980s: they’d come around in horn-rimmed glasses and play Dungeons & Dragons for hours.’

Wright was born in Brisbane and during the trial he described how, after his parents' marriage failed, he grew up with a 'single mother working three jobs'. As a result, he valued hard work. Pictured: File image of the Bitcoin Bankathon

Wright was born in Brisbane. He described during trial how his parents divorced and Wright grew up as a single mother with three jobs. Wright valued hardwork as a result. Pictured: Image of the Bitcoin Bankathon

Florida Court also found out that Wright was recently diagnosed with Autism.

According to one expert, Dr. Wright is ‘a long-standing pattern of obsessing about certain areas of interest in his life as a way of coping’. “He alienated his peers, was relentlessly bullied and ridiculed by others and became ostracised.”

Wright, aged 18, joined the Royal Australian Air Force. He worked in computer programming. After graduating from university, Wright studied computer science and continues to pursue higher education.

Wright stated to the court that he had written the equivalent of an M.A. thesis on a good day. I’m currently enrolled at 19 universities, one being Harvard. . . Three actually. [academic] papers last night.’

He did manage to find time for two marriages. Lynn, his first wife was almost twenty years older than him and she was a Canadian nurse who he met via the internet. She proposed within just six weeks.

Wright joined the Royal Australian Air Force aged 18, where he worked on computer coding (stock image)

Wright was 18 when he joined the Royal Australian Air Force. There, he did computer coding (stock picture).

Ramona was his wife of 10 years. They were initially ‘business associates’, but they grew closer and got married in 2013. Bitcoin was already mainstream by that time.

A five-year earlier, in 2008 when the world was experiencing financial collapse, an academic paper published online. It was written by Satoshi Nagamoto.

One small group of cryptographers circulated the paper explaining bitcoin. The paper described how to create and distribute a “decentralised, sovereign and entirely digital currency”.

The process of’mining’ would allow computers to solve a series linked mathematical puzzles created by an algorithm developed by Satoshi Nagamoto. The first person to solve the problem was awarded bitcoins.

It sounds complicated — and it is. It’s not necessary to know all the details of Bitcoin to appreciate its achievements and to recognize the immense impact that it has had.

The following year, 'Satoshi' put his theory into practice by 'mining' the first block of his network. Cryptographers followed suit — as did criminals, who valued the essential anonymity of financial transfers using bitcoin. Pictured: File image of the Bitcoin Bankathon

The next year, “Satoshi” put his theory to use by mining the first block in his network. Cryptographers followed suit — as did criminals, who valued the essential anonymity of financial transfers using bitcoin. Image: The Bitcoin Bankathon

In the following year, Satoshi put his theory into action by mining his first block. Cryptographers followed suit — as did criminals, who valued the essential anonymity of financial transfers using bitcoin.

It was April 2011 and it appeared that “Satoshi”, had lost interest in his creation. He (or she) sent a cryptic message — ‘I’ve moved on to other things’ — and signed off for ever.

Satoshi Nakamoto’s mysterious disappearance did not diminish the interest in Bitcoin or its true creator. Interest grew as the bitcoin network grew and its value fluctuated wild,

Numerous names were suggested and later rejected. Then, in 2015, two publications identified — through leaked documents — an obscure Australian computer security expert and university lecturer: Dr Craig Wright.

The Australian Tax Office (ATO), almost simultaneously, invaded Wright’s last home. It was a Sydney rented bungalow and an office in the city center. The ATO had been involved in a lengthy ‘conversation’ about Bitcoin with Wright. They had limited knowledge on how bitcoin works and could be taxed.

Wright was one step ahead of the rest, though he denies any wrongdoing. After settling down in London, Wright had already begun his journey to England.

But Wright, who denies any wrongdoing, was one step ahead. He was already on his way to a new life in England, initially settling in London (stock image)

Wright denied any wrongdoing and was one step ahead. Wright was already well on his way to an entirely new life in England. He initially settled in London.

It was in an American TV interview the following year that he declared himself to be Satoshi Nakamoto — but, far from being hailed as a genius, Wright found himself the object of ridicule and disbelief in many quarters of the cryptographic community. They didn’t believe him. Or they didn’t care.

The technical evidences he presented to support his “I am Satoshi” claim were dismissed as fraud. Even though he registered himself at the U.S. as Satoshi Nakamoto, Copyright Office. He has not yet been able to offer convincing ‘water-into wine’ evidence to discredit the critics.

He could do this by proving his control of the original block referred to as the genesis. The blogger stated in a blog post that he “didn’t have courage” to give evidence. These are not the only reasons.

Wright does not take this criticism lightly. He was criticized by a person who had worked alongside him soon after arriving in the UK. It would be a shame to have him as my friend. It’s clear that he is following you.

Technical proofs that he offered up to support his 'I am Satoshi' claim were pooh-poohed as fraudulent. Pictured: An NFT sporting event recently

The technical evidences he presented to support his “I am Satoshi” claim were dismissed as fraud. Photo: A recent NFT sports event 

He has pursued his foes. Wright, who has Antigua Barbudan citizenship since 2017, and is seeking naturalization in the UK as a pitbull litigious, will pursue actions against people who call him fake.

Wright, a blogger who uses bitcoin, was sued in a libel action. Wright’s legal team claimed Wright sought to pursue the action because of allegations that he had been dishonest.

Yesterday night Dr Wright participated in an email question-and-answer with me.

When asked about his other interests, he said that he was committed to bitcoin work. He also mentioned the family and their involvement in it. In the spare time I do have, my interests are many and varied — everything from medieval documents to philosophy.’

He told me he enjoyed British culture, particularly theatre. He chose the south of England as his home, over Edinburgh because his wife hates the cold.

Last night, Dr Wright took part in an emailed question-and-answer session with me. Pictured: A group at an NFT sporting event hosted by Bitcoin Latinum and TapStats

Yesterday night, Dr Wright joined an emailed session asking questions with me. Photo: Group at NFT Sporting Event hosted by Bitcoin Latinum & TapStats

He said that he never intended to become a public figure, and his identity as bitcoin’s creator was only made public when other people exposed it. Those who have taken my invention and corrupted it need to be held to account within the law — bitcoin was designed to operate within the legal system and if, in order to regain control, I have to continue to pursue legal action, I will.

“I believe in conscientious capitalism. My goal is to help the poor, those earning $2 to $3 per day. I will enable them to make their own livelihood through bitcoin digital currency.

He said that he established a trust for his family, which he hopes will help those who are the most vulnerable in society.

Dr Wright predicts that bitcoin and blockchain technology would have overtaken the internet in fifty years. Wright would be happy to retire if bitcoin was used daily by five billion people.

There were other public relations battles he had to win before this. The High Court of London heard Dr Wright’s copyright violation lawsuit. He wanted to prevent a website from publishing Satoshi Nakamoto’s original white paper.

The case hinges on the author of the paper if it proceeds. Or, in other words: Can Dr Wright show that Satoshi is Satoshi once and for all? The Australian boy who claimed to be a samurai was transformed into a Japanese-looking man to help launch an idea that would change the world.

He will not, and should not, explain the greatest mystery of tech.