One of the tech world’s great mysteries has been solved. Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright has revealed to several major outlets that he is the inventor of the digital currency “Bitcoin,” an identity previously only know as Satoshi Nakamoto. Wright proved to the BBC, GQ and Economist that he was the actual mind behind the controversial online currency—which is extremely difficult to track—by demonstrating that he knew of early “cryptographic keys” used to create the currency. Following the interviews, the chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation released a blog post saying, "I believe Craig Steven Wright is the person who invented Bitcoin.” Other high-profile members of the Bitcoin community also say they believe Wright.
Wright said that he is revealing his identity to end investigations and speculation into his private life. He told the BBC, "There are lots of stories out there that have been made up and I don't like it hurting those people I care about. I don't want any of them to be impacted by this … I don't want money. I don't want fame. I don't want adoration. I just want to be left alone."
He is said to hold a large quantity of Bitcoins worth nearly $450 million Discuss
It looks like Will Ferrell will no longer be playing former president Ronald Reagan. Last week, reports surfaced that the comedy guru would star as the former president in an upcoming film, which focuses on the later years of Reagan’s presidency. According to early reports from Variety, the plot centered around an intern convincing Reagan he was only an actor portraying a president as he suffered from dementia.
The news sparked an immediate backlash from the Reagan family, who expressed their concern about the film. Reagan’s daughter, Patti Davis, told The New York Post,
There’s nothing funny about Alzheimer’s. It is terrifying for the families of those who suffer from it. They live with the fear [of] what will change next, they have to live with this terror and grief every day. This movie is cruel, not just to my father, but to the millions of people who have the disease, and the millions more who care for them and watch them suffer every day.
In a statement to Fox News, a rep for the actor said, "The ‘Reagan’ script is one of a number of scripts that had been submitted to Will Ferrell which he had considered. While it is by no means an ‘Alzheimer’s comedy’ as has been suggested, Mr. Ferrell is not pursuing this project." Discuss
Well, this is strange. Over the last few days, all of the content on Twitter accounts and Facebook pages belonging to Radiohead and Thom Yorke have been deleted. At the same time, fans in the U.K. received weird leaflets that said “Sing the song of sixpence, burn the witch. We know where you live.” Huh. Could the flyers contain clues to an upcoming album release date?
Is it all part of an “anti-viral” marketing campaign (as suggested by Vulture), hinting about the new album? Is Radiohead just being weird because they are Radiohead? All of the scenarios seem plausible, though considering some recent rumors about the new record, a long-awaited new Radiohead album finally coming this summer seems likely. Discuss
YouTube filmmaker Scott DW has released a sequel to his “Fruit Ninja in Real Life to Dubstep” video (which is exactly what it sounds like), proving that slow motion can even make a real-life version of an iPad app look cool. Discuss
This week on the podcast, Voice winner Jordan Smith talks about going from a church singer to best-selling artist. We talk to two of the people behind the recent documentary For the Love Of, about why Christians should care about climate change and much, much more. Trust us, this is a good one. Read More
Meet Hollywood’s next Jesus. According to Deadline, Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to play the role of Jesus Christ in an upcoming movie called "Mary Magdalene." Rooney Mara will play the lead role. This biopic doesn’t sound like a typical faith-centric Bible movie, though: Deadline says the film is “an authentic and humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history.” Talks with Phoenix are still on going, but he is currently the filmmakers' first choice. Discuss