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Core Agenda & Exhibition: 8-10 Nov
Partner Programmes & Digital Content: 7 - 11 NovCTICC, Cape Town

Craig Wright
Chief Scientist at nChain


Dr. Craig S. Wright is an Australian/Antiguan computer scientist, businessman, and inventor who challenges the world with visionary ideas. He is the creator of Bitcoin under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. His vision is a world with wide-scale adoption of Bitcoin as electronic cash and commodity money, and also the Bitcoin blockchain as a transformative technology platform. Currently, Dr. Wright is Chief Scientist for nChain – the global leader in advisory, research, and development of blockchain technologies. nChain focuses on igniting massive growth and adoption of the original Bitcoin design, protocol, and vision, now living only in the form of Bitcoin SV (BSV), which stands for Satoshi Vision.

Before his early and extensive work with Bitcoin, Dr. Wright had over 20 years of experience in the fields of information technology and security, and is one of the most highly qualified digital forensics practitioners in the world. He has personally conducted in excess of 1,200 IT security related engagements for more than 120 Australian and international organizations in the private and government sectors. Dr. Wright has held senior executive positions with companies focused on cryptocurrency and smart contracts, digital forensics, and IT security. Among his positions, he was vice –president of CSCSS (Centre for Strategic Cyberspace and Security Science with a focus on collaborating government bodies in securing cyber systems. Dr. Wright also worked on systems that protected the Australian Stock Exchange, and has trained Australian government and corporate departments in SCADA Security, Cyber Warfare, and Cyber Defence. In addition to his general security work, one of Dr. Wright’s early sector focuses was the online gaming industry – where he helped design the architecture for the world’s first online casino (Lasseters Online Casino in Australia) and advised Centrebet on security and control systems.

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