Satoshi Nakamoto

Satoshi Nakamoto is the name used by the developer (or developers) of Bitcoin and its blockchain. It is not known who or what Satoshi Nakamoto is. It is not known if the Satoshi is an individual or group and where it comes from.

Bitcoin development

Nakamoto published a white paper in October of 2008 called 'Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System' published. In it, Nakamoto described the concept of Bitcoin. In January 2009, the first Bitcoin software was released launching the network and the first official "bitcoins. The first version (0.1) was launched on Jan. 9, 2009.

Possible identities Satoshi Nakamoto

There have been several theories in recent years with persons designated as Satoshi. Some individuals claimed this themselves and others were assigned this after investigations. Below is a list of individuals who are or were associated with Satoshi's identity.

Hal Finney

Hal Finney (deceased.) was a pioneer of cryptography before bitcoin existed. Except for Satoshi Nakamoto, he was the first person to use the software. He lived a few blocks from Dorian Nakamoto. This man was evicted from his home by a bank. A consulting firm compared Hal Finney's writing style with Satoshi's and concluded that his writing style was very similar to the writing style in Satoshi Nakamoto's messages.

Nick Szabo

In 2013, Nick Szabo was linked by a blogger to the identity of Satoshi through Bitcoin's white paper.
Szabo was a crypto enthusiast from the very beginning and before Bitcoin existed, brought out an article called "Bitgold. This is considered one of the previous concepts for Bitcoin. Szabo was also known as someone who used pseudonyms a lot.

In an article published in 2011, he makes it clear that he, along with Wei Dai and Hal Finney were the only ones who originally did anything with the idea of a decentralized currency. Incidentally, Nick Szabo has always denied it.

Craig Wright

Craig Wright himself claims to be the inventor of Bitcoin, but few people believe him. Clearly, he is smart and knows a lot about blockchain technology. For example, he is one of the developers behind Bitcoin SV.

Unlike the others in this list, Wright has often claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto. The evidence Wright sometimes publishes is often debunked. There is an easy way for Craig Wright to prove that he is Nakamoto, namely by showing that he has control of Satoshi's private keys. However, Wright says he destroyed the hard drive containing these keys to protect his identity. This is odd because he does keep claiming to be Nakamoto.

Multiple studies published over the years are suspected of providing false information. All the evidence provided came from Wright himself; because of this, the reliability is questioned. Several times Wright would provide evidence that would prove his identity once and for all. To this day, this has still not happened and each time there was an excuse.

Dorian Nakamoto

The "Newsweek magazine" published an article on March 6, 2014. This article was written by journalist Leah McGrath Goodman. She indicated Dorian Prentice identified Satoshi Nakamoto as "the" Satoshi. Dorian was living in California in the US at the time. Satoshi Nakamoto is literally incorporated into his name, but in addition there were a number of other factors. Nakamoto worked as an engineer on secret defense systems and as a computer engineer for financial institutions. Today, Dorian Nakamoto's face is the first thing that comes up when you search for Satoshi. Although there is no further evidence that Dorian is the creator of Bitcoin, he is often booked for conferences on blockchain.