Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

AOn paper he is considered the inventor of Bitcoin, but for large parts of the technology scene he is a silent hero; he is called a programming genius, a nerd, freak and pioneer. He is a billionaire according to the blockchain protocol. After the recent price jumps of Bitcoin, he is one of the richest people in the world.

Although his work is widely talked about, nobody seems to know who or what is behind the name: a person or a group, an organization or a secret service? Is it a pseudonym, an artist name or an alias? Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

Programmers, linguists and digital trackers have not yet been able to solve the puzzle. Former comrades-in-arms declared that they did not know who exactly they were dealing with. Nobody could shed light on the dark corner of cyberspace. For ten years, Nakamoto has disappeared from the scene. There are no photos of him, just a silhouette; there are no videos, just an essay, a few emails and blog posts.

But they have it all: They describe how the first crypto money and the first digital trade repository blockchain were launched twelve years ago with the introduction of bitcoin. Nakamoto acted like a godfather. He built on old concepts from the cryptologist David Chaum, was previously active in the cypherpunk group and cooperated with several programmers.


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