I guess Satoshi Nakamoto took the blockchain anonymity WAYYY too seriously.
If you’re looking for a mysterious yet intriguing tale of an undiscovered man/woman, look no further than the mythical creature, the founder of Bitcoin; Satoshi Nakamoto.
While we were digging facts about our magical, mystery man we came across some interesting facts and speculations that have been made by people over time.
Satoshi Nakamoto is a pseudonym
As surprising as it sounds, Satoshi Nakamoto wasn’t announced officially but instead, this name was listed as the author of the white paper that was distributed to the cryptography mailing list. Hence, it was associated t Bitcoin.
He’s a Billionaire
He is the pioneer of this entire thing so it is a no-brainer that he is a billionaire. It is estimated that his account holds around one million bitcoins.
Satoshi Nakamoto might not be a he
Its 2018 and we’re all for not assuming anyone’s gender until it is specified by them. So, since Satoshi hasn’t revealed anything about themselves yet, other than their name, we can assume it could be she as well. But for now, we’ll refer to them like it because we know nothing.
Maybe it’s a ‘they’?
A lot of people assume that such genius could not be a work of one and it is possible that an army was involved. Some Bitcoin users have also suggested that it could actually be a group of four Asian technology companies: Samsung, Toshiba, Nakamichi, and Motorola. The name can be created by taking “sa” from Samsung, “toshi” from Toshiba, “naka” from Nakamichi and “moto” from Motorola.
He’s only spent about 500 Bitcoins
According to the latest research, he has only spent 500 bitcoins which is extremely strange for someone who has millions to their name. Maybe they want to keep it low profile and the fear of being revealed is stopping them to spend so much. Orrr… maybe they just use fiat currency more often.
Is he dead?
The theory is that Hal Finney, the first person to receive a bitcoin transaction is actually Satoshi Nakamoto. If that true then there’s no way of clearing that up because he died in 2014 from ALS.
Nobel Prize Nominee
Some more crazy facts are that in 2015 he was nominated for a Nobel Prize in Economic Science by Bhagwan Chaudhry, a professor at UCLA. Well, only if he had won, there might have been a slight chance to know who the person is. But I think, then again, he would have been smart about it.
What does our mystery man sound like?
Well, sadly there’s no way of knowing as he only communicated digitally. He has never interacted with anyone over the phone or in person, favoring emails and forums instead.
Uncanny writing similarities has had us thinking otherwise
People have been so interested in knowing that Nick Szabo, a reclusive American with a burning passion for bitcoins, released a blog expressing his interest in the technology before it was released. Researchers at Aston University compared the writing style to Satoshi Nakamoto’s. the project was led by Jack Grieve and found out that the similarities were uncanny.
Man, who claimed to be our Bitcoin Hero
I was hoping I could start posing as the Satoshi Nakamoto but it turns out someone has already tried that and failed horribly. Back in 2015, Craig Steven Wright, an Australian who claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, withdrew from public life after supplying false evidence. He later failed to provide new evidence to support his claims.
His inability to back his claims was met with skepticism and leaves many wondering if he is the elusive creator of bitcoin.