Chief Scientist, 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 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 www.cscss.org) 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.
A prolific researcher, Dr. Wright has been a lecturer and researcher in computer science at Charles Sturt University. He has also authored many articles, academic papers and books on IT, security, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency issues. Dr. Wright is now a sought-after public speaker internationally on security, Bitcoin and cryptocurrency topics, while also presenting his research findings at academic and business conferences.
Dr. Wright has been granted the following industry certifications: GSE CISSP, CISA, CISM, CCE, GCFA, GLEG, GREM and GSPA. He has numerous advanced academic degrees in diverse fields, including a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Computer Science and Economics (thesis title: The Quantification of Information Systems Risk) from Charles Sturt University (completed 2014; graduated 2017), a Doctor of Theology (ThD) degree from United Theological College awarded in 2003, a Master’s degree in Statistics, and a Master’s Degree in International Commercial Law. Dr. Wright is currently a candidate for two additional PhDs: in Law at Leicester University in the United Kingdom, and Applied Mathematics at CNAM in Paris, France.