本文摘要：SYDNEY, Australia — The Australian authorities on Wednesday raided the home of a computer expert and entrepreneur in suburban Sydney, just hours after two news outlets identified the man as a likely creator of the digital currency Bitcoin.
SYDNEY, Australia — The Australian authorities on Wednesday raided the home of a computer expert and entrepreneur in suburban Sydney, just hours after two news outlets identified the man as a likely creator of the digital currency Bitcoin.澳大利亚悉尼——本周三，澳大利亚当局在悉尼郊区搜查了一名电脑专家和创业者的住所，在那之前的几个小时，有两家新闻媒体称之为这名男子有可能是数字货币“比特币”(Bitcoin)的发明者。The Australian Federal Police said the raid on the residence of the man, Craig Steven Wright, was for a tax investigation, and a spokesman said it had no connection to the Bitcoin reports. The Australian Taxation Office, which asked the police to carry out the raid, declined to comment on “any individual’s or entity’s tax affairs.”澳大利亚联邦警员回应，该男子取名为克雷格·斯蒂文·莱特(Craig Steven Wright)，搜查其住所是为了展开税务调查，警方发言人回应此次行动和比特币的新闻牵涉到。而拒绝警方积极开展突袭行动的澳大利亚税务局(Australian Taxation Office)拒绝接受对“任何个人或实体的税务问题”置评。
The raid, in the leafy suburb of Gordon on Sydney’s upper north shore, came hours after reports in Wired magazine and Gizmodo drew strong links between Mr. Wright and Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of the virtual currency that has grown to billions of dollars in total value.这次突袭再次发生在悉尼上北海岸草木茂盛的郊区戈登(Gordon)，就在《连线》(Wired)杂志和Gizmodo报导称之为莱特和中本俊(Satoshi Nakamoto)之间有紧密联系的几个小时之后。中本聪是比特币发明者的片假名，这种虚拟世界货币的总价值已快速增长到了数十亿美元。The identity of Mr. Nakamoto has been a mystery since the currency’s computer code was released in 2009, with several false leads having been aired and debunked. The growing value of Bitcoin, which is managed by computers that run its peer-to-peer software, has driven the search for its elusive creator or creators.自2009年比特币的计算机代码公布以来，中本聪的身份仍然是个谜，先后爆出的几条假线索也都被识破。
比特币是通过运营其点对点软件的计算机来管理的，随着它的价值日益增长，人们也仍然在找寻它的的发明者。Wired, which was first to identify Mr. Wright as a possible inventor of the currency, cited old blog posts as well as leaked documents and emails. The magazine acknowledged that the trail of clues could be a hoax, but it added: “If Wright is seeking to fake his Nakamoto connection, his hoax would be practically as ambitious as Bitcoin itself.”《连线》首度认为莱特有可能是比特币的发明者之一，它提到了一些早前的博客文章以及泄漏的文件和电邮作为证据。该杂志否认，这些线索有可能是一个骗局，但它回应：“如果莱特企图假造出有他和中本俊之间的联系，那么这个骗局的高明程度远不如比特币本身。”The Gizmodo report said that Mr. Wright and Dave Kleiman, an American who died in 2013, “were involved in the development of the digital currency.”Gizmodo报导说道，莱特和2013年去世的美国人戴夫·克莱曼(Dave Kleiman)“参予了这种电子货币的研发”。
Both outlets cited what was described as a transcript of a 2014 meeting among Mr. Wright, lawyers and tax officials, in which he is quoted as saying, “I did my best to try and hide the fact that I’ve been running Bitcoin since 2009.”这两家媒体都援引了一份记录，据信是2014年莱特与律师和税务官员之间的会议记录，其中莱特说道，“我从2009年开始，仍然在管理比特币，我尽了仅次于希望来掩饰这个事实。”“By the end of this, I think half the world is going to bloody know,” he added, according to the transcript.记录表明，他说道：“经过这件事之后，我实在全世界有一半的人都会告诉了。”Efforts to reach Mr. Wright on Wednesday were unsuccessful.本周三我们多番企图联系莱特，但皆并未顺利。
A Newsweek investigation in 2014 incorrectly identified the Bitcoin creator as Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, a physicist living with his mother in Southern California. He denied the report, saying he had only learned of Bitcoin weeks earlier after a reporter contacted his son.《新闻周刊》(Newsweek)在2014年刊登的一篇调查文章误以为多利福·中本俊(Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto)是比特币的创造者。此人是一名物理学家，与母亲住在南加州，他坚称了那篇报导的众说纷纭，称之为几周之前一名记者联系他儿子时，他才听闻比特币这种东西。