One of the mysteries of the world of digital currencies is the identity of the Bitcoin maker. In 2008, a fake person named Satoshi Nakamoto released White Piper, the world’s first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. No one has yet been able to identify Satoshi Nakamoto, but there are hypotheses as to why his identity is being kept secret.
Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?
The bitcoin maker was originally thought to have been born in 1975 and lives in Japan. But in 2014, the world’s media claimed that he was a computer engineer in Temple City, Los Angeles. But the American-Japanese man, Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, vehemently denied that he was a Bitcoin maker. It was later revealed that Hal Finney, a computer scientist who received the first bitcoin transaction, lived only a few buildings away from this unprincipled failure. Forbes journalist Andy Greenberg tried to interview Finney, the most likely creator of Bitcoin, but due to Finney’s involvement with ALSV, he was unable to speak or move his muscles. It so happened that the secret of the Bitcoin maker remained in the seal for a while.
Next guess for Bitcoin maker
Another person who is likely to be the creator of Bitcoin is an Australian computer scientist and businessman named Craig Wright. Interestingly, he himself claims to be Nakamoto, and in 2016 he provided the BBC, Economist and GQ with technical evidence of his claim. These documents include proof of the identification process used in the first bitcoin transaction. The Economist claims that the evidence could be fabricated and that Wright refuses to provide more credible evidence. Shortly afterwards, Wright appeared on the Netflix documentary, Banking in Bitcoin, and re-introduced himself as Satoshi Nakamoto. However, there are many doubts about this person’s claim.
Reasons why the Bitcoin maker is hidden
There is always the question of why the Bitcoin maker was not interested in revealing his true identity. There are hypotheses that one of them is the fear of losing one’s life. Bitcoin could replace traditional currencies in the near future, reducing the financial strength of politicians. So it’s natural for a Bitcoin maker to be afraid of losing their lives. The creator of Bitcoin may even be dead by now, but due to the open source nature of Bitcoin, there is no gap in its network. One of the hypotheses is that the Bitcoin maker is a specific organization or government that does not want to be named. This last case is the most likely hypothesis because Bitcoin has a structure that probably no one has built on their own.