The list of suspects: 9 candidates for the role of Satoshi Nakamoto

Bitcoin for more than 10 years, and the identity of its Creator remained unsolved. Who really is Satoshi Nakamoto? It remains only to build their guesses on the basis of those nuggets of truth that we have. For example, Nakamoto was several times seen spelling words the British way — “colour” and “optimise”. If some consider it native Englishman, others see Satoshi purebred Japanese.

And still to this day cryptomnesia formed a clear list of the “main suspects” for the role of the Creator of Bitcoin. Perhaps, government agencies already have the necessary information? For example, in 2018, representatives of the CIA statedthat “I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the Satoshi Nakamoto”. We have a list of the most likely candidates.

The contents

Willie Lehdonvirta

38-year-old Professor from the Helsinki Institute of information technology

The first attempt to reveal the identity of Satoshi is dated October 2011. Then the journalist Joshua Davis wrote an article for the New Yorker, which suspected the one Michael of the Clergy. The clergy at that time, graduated from Trinity College Dublin and had a specialization in cryptography. “Suspect” rejected any theory of Davis and put forward the “best candidate” — 31-year-old (at the time) Finnish Professor Willie Lehdonvirta.

Source: CoinAliens

However, Lehdonvirta also refused the title of Creator of Bitcoin. According to him, to develop such a complex project need to devote himself entirely to cryptography. In the world there are few people and himself Willy is not one of them.

Shinichi’s Motizuki

49-year-old mathematician from Kyoto University

17 may 2013 the sociologist Ted Nelson speculatedthat Nakamoto pseudonym hides a Japanese mathematician Shinichi’s Motizuki that has extensive knowledge in the field of number theory and geometry. Evidence Nelson was vague — he did pretty vague conclusions on the basis of the decision of Motizuki abc-hypothesis.

Source: Warosu

Some time later, Nelson said the journalists Quartz that will donate 1 bitcoin (123 dollars at the time) to charity if the Japanese will refute his theory. Motizuki really said its nothing to do with the creation of Bitcoin and did not give any comments about it.

Dorian Nakamoto

68-year-old Japanese-American, who has previously worked for the US military

March 6, 2014 by Leah McGrath Goodman in the article, Newsweek called the alleged real name of the Creator of Bitcoin, Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto. Goodman found that Nakamoto worked as a computer engineer in classified projects of the Ministry of defense.

Source: CCN

There was also other evidence. In one of his early interviews he “almost gave himself”. The question about Bitcoin, he said that “can no longer discuss it, because he is not in charge of the project.”

He passed people. Now they are responsible for it. I’m more in no way related.

However, in an interview with The Associated Press, Nakamoto denied his connection to Bitcoin. According to him, he misunderstood Goodman and thought she asked about his involvement in classified projects for the U.S. Armed Forces.

Finally, another interesting fact that gives many kryptonitetm rest. Three years ago, he held a session of questions / answers on Reddit. This time he saidthat on the day of the interview, he supposedly confused the issue Goodman with his work at Citibank. On the same day on account of Satoshi Nakamoto P2PFoundation in appeared the message “I am not Dorian Nakamoto”. Recall that in 2018, the Creator of Bitcoin (or someone else) again made contact with the public.

Nick Szabo

(Presumably) 55-year-old American of Hungarian origin, the Creator of the first electronic currency BitGold

In December 2013, researcher Skye grey published results stylometrics messages Satoshi Nakamoto. Gray came to the conclusion that the Creator of Bitcoin is a scientist and cryptographer Nick Szabo.

Source: WIRED

Recall that in 1998, Sabo was involved in the development of BitGold, the first private digital currency, the principles of which are very similar to Bitcoin. In may 2011, Sabo made a short note on a former project in one of his articles.

I, Wei Dai, and Hal Finney were the only people to whom the idea of a digital currency like enough to develop such a project even before Nakamoto (assuming that Satoshi is not Let or Finney).

In any case, Sabo is also refuted all the arguments of researchers and in 2014 stated that it is not Satoshi Nakamoto.

Hal Finney

One of the first American researchers of cryptography. Died in 2014 at the age of 58 years

25 Mar 2014 the Forbes journalist Andy Greenberg published an article about the neighbor Dorian Nakamoto. The text appeared one of Hal Finney, the person who received the first transaction from the Satoshi Nakamoto.

Later, Greenberg asked for help the experts from the Agency Juola & Associates to compare a sample of Finney texts messages Satoshi. It turns out that analysts found most of the matches between the two personalities. However, emails from Nakamoto to Finney more best match the style of the original Wallpaper Bitcoin.

Source: CoinDesk

Based on this, Greenberg made another statement — a part of public messages the Creator of the cryptocurrency wrote to Hal Finney. Programmer denied all suspicions into the account, after meeting personally with Greenberg. Finney showed him my history of the conversations and cryptocurrency wallet. The journalist finally came to the conclusion that Finney’s telling the truth.

Unfortunately, more information about the relationship between Dorian Nakamoto, Satoshi Nakamoto and Hal Finney we hardly ever get. August 28, 2014 Finney died at his home in Phoenix after a long battle with a serious illness.

Craig Wright

48-year-old Australian scientist and businessman. The Creator of the “original Bitcoin” Bitcoin SV

After the failure Finney Greenberg did not stop the search for Satoshi. December 8 2015 in Wired appeared the publication of the journalist, where the role of the Creator of Bitcoin was given by Australian academician Craig Steven Wright. It is “either the greatest inventor, or a brilliant liar”.

Source: NewsBTC

On the same day on Gizmodo was published an article with the story of an anonymous hacker, who allegedly managed to hack e-mail Wright. Anonymous said that Satoshi Nakamoto is a common alias of Craig Wright and his colleague David Kleiman, who died in 2013.

After the incident, Craig was immediately deleted all his social media accounts and disappeared for a few months. 2 may 2016 Australian suddenly showed up and publicly statedthat he is the Creator of Bitcoin. Wright later issued a public apology with a note saying that he refuses to provide proof of access to one of the first Bitcoin keys. Despite this, Craig Wright to this day continues to insist on the fact of creating a cryptocurrency.

Neal king, Vladimir oksman and Charles Bry

Citizens of the United States and Germany. Occupation and age unknown

The three suspects appeared in the article, journalist Adam Penenberg in October 2013. Proof Penenberg revolve around the fact that in August 2008 king, oksman and Bry has applied for the establishment of the patent, which found the phrase “computationally impractical to reverse”. She some time later appeared in the original wallpapere Bitcoin.

Source: CryptoWatch

Perhaps far-fetched, but there is another strange coincidence. Domain bitcoin.org registered exactly three days after the approval of the patent. Still king, oksman and Bry has not denied any involvement in creating Bitcoin after personal appeals by Penenberg.

Elon Musk

47-year-old American businessman. The Creator of PayPal and SpaceX

While this is one of the most absurd theories from the entire list. It is one Sahil Gupta, who claims he was an Intern at SpaceX. Almost two years ago, he posted on Hacker Noon article, where the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto was awarded to Elon musk.

Source: Bitcoinist

Gupta was not brought absolutely no concrete evidence. He said that extensive knowledge of the Mask in the economy, technology, and programming can be a “good background” for the Satoshi Nakamoto. Perhaps a former Intern simply wanted a bit of publicity, because some time later his tweet he has mentioned Elon Musk. The Creator of SpaceX, noted that the findings of the researcher are false.

Government organization

Bitcoin — a new toy authorities

It’s just a theory, which has circulated long enough in cryptocommunist. Proof its supporters are contiguous with the world plot and conspiracy of the governments.

Source: WAMU

The most common conclusion — Bitcoin needs to “win” the U.S. dollar. But cryptocurrency will not become a symbol of decentralized future free from the dictatorship of the authorities. On the contrary, governments want to “transplant” the world into the crypt to monitor all the financial transactions of every person.

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