The revelation that the inventor of Bitcoin is an Australian computer scientist named Craig Steven Wright who had been using the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto has ended years of speculation. He was outed against his will and with scant proof in December. It could have been another guess that led nowhere, as so many wrong conjectures before. Wright has now provided what he says is cryptographic proof that he is the real inventor of the virtual currency, with a $7 billion in circulation, more than the monetary supply of many small and poor countries. He decided to come clean to set the record straight and end speculation that was interfering with his family life and the work of his staff. The invention and its development long has outgrown him, like most pioneering work that transcends its inventors. History, and economics, will tell the rest.