According to Satoshi’s Bitcoin Foundation account, ‘Satoshi’ is in his 40s now and lives in Japan – however there is no way to validate that information. The anonymity behind ‘Satoshi’ exactly expresses what Bitcoin is attempting to create. An anonymous peer-to-peer currency that is tracked by no one, yet transparent enough for the public see at the same time.
Many people debate over who Satoshi Nakamoto actually is and disregarding Newsweek’s article that they found the real Satoshi Nakamot living in California in their notorious article ‘The Face Behind Bitcoin’. There are several theories that Satoshi could be a joint effort between Samsung, Toshiba, Nakamichi, and Motorola and that these companies together created Bitcoin.
On August 15, 2008 Three people filed a patent for encryption application; Neal Kin, Vladimir Oksman, and Charles Bry. One intrepid researcher, Adam Peneberg, cross-referenced phrases from the patent application and the Bitcoin white paper.
The phrase “computationally impractical to reverse” matched with both the patent application and the Bitcoin white paper. Furthermore, the domain name for Bitcoin’s official website, bitcoin.org, was registered 3 days after the patent application was filed. Additionally, the patent was registered in Finland, where one of the patent authors traveled to 6 months before the domain was registered.
Unsurprisingly, all 3 authors adamantly denied the accusations. In fact, all possible identities of Satoshi have been strongly denied. We may never know the true identity of “Satoshi Nakamoto”.
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