The Faceless Guy Who Created Bitcoin

Satoshi Nakamoto is a shadowy figure. No one knows his true identity.

We don’t have enough evidence to confirm Satoshi Nakamoto’s identity or belief in his existence. It is not possible to demonstrate the existence of Nakamoto in the absence of evidence that can be independently verified. Possibly, the name “Satoshi Nakamoto” is just a pseudonym for someone or a group of people who possess a genius-level level of intelligence.

Nakamoto withdrew from the Bitcoin community in 2010 after releasing the first version of the Bitcoin client software in 2009.

The name Satoshi Nakamoto originates from Japanese culture and terminology.

In the Japanese language, the word “Naka” means “inside,” and “Satoshi” means “clear thinking,” “quick-witted,” and “wise” in English. The motto can be translated as either “origin” or “foundation.” There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that he was an exceptional person based on his name alone.

Bitcoin’s creator started a movement by devising a clever algorithm. However, you are aware that one cannot judge a book by its cover, and of course there are multiple interpretations for each word.

There is a possibility that Satoshi is of Indian descent. ‘Satoshi’ sounds like a different spelling of Satish. Possibly because he was so fascinated by the occult, a numerologist recommended that he use this variation. Unfortunately,  I do not have any evidence to support my claim.

It is unclear, whether Satoshi was originally from Japan, Finland, or India. Although there is no proof, we can say Satoshi was either a brilliant man, a brilliant woman, or a brilliant collective. The question of who he actually was, however, remained unanswered.

However, people are more interested in learning about what is going on in the lives of others than they are in their own.

Joshua Davis from New York, who conducted an analysis of Satoshi Nakamoto’s online writings, uncovered the fact that the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto was actually a pseudonym used by Michael Clear, a student of cryptography at Trinity College in Dublin.

During the web summit in 2013, Michael Clear, on the other hand, publicly denied being Nakamoto.

Joshua Davis suspected Vili Lehdonvirta also, a former game developer, of being the creator of bitcoin. He has also refuted claims that he was the creator of bitcoin.

Following that, Fast Company’s Adam Penenberg speculated that Nakamoto could have been a trio consisting of Neal King, Vladimir Oksman, and Charles Bry. He came to this conclusion by searching Google for the one-of-a-kind phrases that appear in Nakamoto’s paper on bitcoin to determine whether or not they had been used previously.

Every single one of them denied knowing anything about it.

Another theory holds that Satoshi was actually Martii Malmi, a Finnish software developer who has been working on Bitcoin since its inception and helped design its user interface. Jed McCaleb, Donal O’Mahony, Michael Peirce, and a number of other names have also been mentioned as potential candidates.

Since then, no one has been able to contact Nakamoto, but on April 23, 2011, in an email, he sent to a software developer, he penned the following:

“I’ve moved on to other things at this point. It’s in good hands with Gavin and everyone.”

We don’t know for sure why Satoshi decided to walk away from the team.

The most likely explanation is that he got bored with the role and saw himself more as a maker than a leader. The popularity of Bitcoin may have signaled to him that he was about to be targeted. It is also possible that he simply knew that a project like Bitcoin would not be successful if it maintained a single leader and that the governance of the project needed to decentralize in order for it to succeed.

It’s highly likely that we’ll never fully understand why Satoshi decided to leave.

9 thoughts on “The Faceless Guy Who Created Bitcoin

  1. Daily Poetry 03/07/2022 — 9:04 AM

    It’s a pity but it will remain a mystery I am afraid. Have a nice day!

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    1. Thanks. Keep reading ❣️🙏

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  2. Such an interesting post!

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    1. Thanks Luisa, keep reading. ❣️🙏

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      1. You’re welcome 🙏

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  3. That was fascinating.

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    1. Thanks Ana, Your words are the fuel to keep me writing.🙌

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  4. So many stories trying to demistify who Satoshi is or was. What I can say that it was not a single man.

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