Satoshi Nakamoto is the name used by the unknown person or people who designed bitcoin and created its original reference implementation.  Spil part of the implementation, they also devised the very first blockchain database. [Two] Te the process they were the very first to solve the double-spending problem for digital currency. They were active ter the development of bitcoin up until December 2010.
On a P2P Foundation profile, Nakamoto claimed to be a man living ter Japan, born on Five April 1975. [Three] Speculation about the true identity of Nakamoto has mostly focused on a number of cryptography and pc science experts of non-Japanese descent, living ter the United States and Europe. [Four]
Te October 2008, Nakamoto published a paper [Five]  on the cryptography mailing list at metzdowd.com  describing the bitcoin digital currency. It wasgoed titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Specie System”. Ter January 2009, Nakamoto released the very first bitcoin software that launched the network and the very first units of the bitcoin cryptocurrency, called bitcoins.   Satoshi Nakamoto released the Version 0.1 of bitcoin software on Sourceforge on 9 January 2009.
Nakamoto claimed that work on the writing of the code began te 2007. [Ten] The inventor of Bitcoin knew that due to its nature, the core vormgeving would have to be able to support a broad range of transaction types. The implemented solution enabled specialized codes and gegevens fields from the commence through the use of a predicative script. 
Nakamoto created a webstek with the domain name bitcoin.org and continued to collaborate with other developers on the bitcoin software until mid-2010. Around this time, he transferred overheen control of the source code repository and network attent key to Gavin Andresen,  transferred several related domains to various vooraanstaand members of the bitcoin community, and stopped his involvement ter the project. Until shortly before his absence and handover, Nakamoto made all modifications to the source code himself.
The inventor left a text message ter the very first mined block which reads ‘The Times Trio January 2009 Chancellor on brink of 2nd bailout for banks’. The text refers to a headline te The Times published on Trio January 2009. It is a strong indication that the very first block wasgoed mined no earlier than this date.  The genesis block has a timestamp of Legal:15:05 GMT on Three January 2009. This block is unlike all other blocks ter that it doesn’t have a previous block to reference.  This required the use of custom-made code to mine it. Timestamps for subsequent blocks indicate that Nakamoto did not attempt to mine all the early blocks solely for himself. 
Spil the foot, predominant early miner, the inventor wasgoed awarded bitcoin at genesis and for Ten days afterwards.  Except for test transactions thesis remain unspent since mid January 2009.  The public bitcoin transaction loom shows that Nakamoto’s known addresses contain harshly one million bitcoins. Spil of 28 November 2017, this is worth overheen 17 billion USD.   This makes him the 53rd richest person on earth. 
Nakamoto has not disclosed any private information when discussing technical matters. [Four] He provided some commentary on banking and fractional-reserve banking. On his P2P Foundation profile spil of 2012, Nakamoto claimed to be a 37-year-old masculine who lived ter Japan, [Eighteen] but some speculated he wasgoed unlikely to be Japanese due to his use of volmaakt English and his bitcoin software not being documented or labelled te Japanese. [Four]
Occasional British English spelling and terminology (such spil the phrase “bloody hard”) te both source code comments and forum postings led to speculation that Nakamoto, or at least one individual ter the consortium claiming to be him, wasgoed of Commonwealth origin. [Five] [Four] [Nineteen]
Stefan Thomas, a Swiss coder and active community member, graphed the time stamps for each of Nakamoto’s bitcoin forum posts (more than 500), the resulting chart demonstrated a steep decline to almost no posts inbetween the hours of Five a.m. and 11 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time. Because this pattern held true even on Saturdays and Sundays, it suggested that Nakamoto wasgoed asleep at this time. [Four] If Nakamoto is a single individual with conventional sleeping habits, it suggests he resided te a region using the UTC−05:00 or UTC−06:00 time offset. This includes the parts of North America that fall within the Eastern Time Zone and Central Time Zone, spil well spil parts of Central America, the Caribbean and South America.
Nakamoto’s initial email to Dai is dated 22 August 2008 , the metadata for this PDF ( pdftk bitcoin.pdf dump_data ) yields spil the CreationDate the value 20081003134958-07’00’ – this implies Trio October 2008 or a bit overheen a month zometeen, which is consistent with the local date mentioned ter the Cypherpunk mailing list email. This is an earlier draft than the final draft on bitcoin.org , which is dated 20090324113315-06’00’ or 24 March 2009, the timezone differs: -7 vs -6. 
Gavin Andresen has said of Nakamoto’s code: “He wasgoed a brilliant coder, but it wasgoed quirky”. 
Possible identities Edit
There is still doubt about the real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. 
Nick Szabo Edit
Te December 2013, a blogger named Skye Grey linked Nick Szabo to the Bitcoin whitepaper using a stylometric analysis.    Szabo is a decentralized currency enthusiast and published a paper on “bit gold”, which is considered a precursor to Bitcoin.   He is known to have bot interested te using pseudonyms ter the 1990s.  Ter a May 2011 article, Szabo stated about the bitcoin creator: “Myself, Weide Dai, and Ridderzaal Finney were the only people I know of who liked the idea (or te Dai’s case his related idea) enough to pursue it to any significant extent until Nakamoto (assuming Nakamoto is not indeed Finney or Dai).” 
Detailed research by financial author Dominic Frisby provides much circumstantial evidence but, spil he admits, no proof that Satoshi is Szabo.  Speaking on RT’s The Keiser Report, he said “I’ve concluded there is only one person ter the entire world that has the sheer breadth but also the specificity of skill and it is this chap . “.  But Szabo has denied being Satoshi. Te a July 2014 email to Frisby, he said: ‘Thanks for letting mij know. I’m afraid you got it wrong doxing mij spil Satoshi, but I’m used to it’.  Nathaniel Popper wrote te the Fresh York Times that “the most coaxing evidence pointed to a reclusive American man of Hungarian descent named Nick Szabo.” 
Dorian Nakamoto Edit
Ter a high-profile 6 March 2014, article ter the tijdschrift Newsweek,  reporter Leah McGrath Goodman identified Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto, a Japanese American man living ter California, whose birth name is Satoshi Nakamoto,    spil the Nakamoto te question. Besides his name, Goodman pointed to a number of facts that circumstantially suggested he wasgoed the Bitcoin inventor.  Trained spil a physicist at Cal Poly University ter Pomona, Nakamoto worked spil a systems engineer on classified defense projects and laptop engineer for technology and financial information services companies. Nakamoto wasgoed laid off twice te the early 1990s and turned libertarian, according to his daughter, and encouraged hier to commence hier own business “not under the government’s thumb.” Te the article’s seemingly fattest lump of evidence, Goodman wrote that when she asked him about bitcoin during a schrijven in-person vraaggesprek, Nakamoto seemed to confirm his identity spil the bitcoin founder by stating: “I am no longer involved ter that and I cannot discuss it. It’s bot turned overheen to other people. They are te charge of it now. I no longer have any connection.”   The article’s publication led to a flurry of media rente, including reporters kampeerterrein out near Dorian Nakamoto’s house and subtly pursuing him by car when he drove to do an vraaggesprek.  However, during the subsequent full-length vraaggesprek, Dorian Nakamoto denied all connection to Bitcoin, telling he had never heard of the currency before, and that he had misinterpreted Goodman’s question spil being about his previous work for military contractors, much of which wasgoed classified.  Te a Reddit “ask-me-anything” vraaggesprek, he claimed he had misinterpreted Goodman’s question spil being related to his work for Citibank.  Straks that day, the pseudonymous Nakamoto’s P2P Foundation account posted its very first message ter five years, stating: “I am not Dorian Nakamoto.”   However, it is generally believed that Nakamoto’s P2P Foundation account had bot hacked, and the message wasgoed not sent by him.   
Salon Finney Edit
Vishal Finney (Four May 1956 – 28 August 2014) wasgoed a pre-bitcoin cryptographic pioneer and the very first person (other than Nakamoto himself) to use the software, opstopping bug reports, and make improvements.  He also lived a few blocks from Dorian Nakamoto’s family huis, according to Forbes reporter Andy Greenberg.  Greenberg asked the writing analysis consultancy Juola &, Associates to compare a sample of Finney’s writing to Satoshi Nakamoto’s, and they found that it wasgoed the closest resemblance they had yet come across (including the candidates suggested by Newsweek, Quick Company, The Fresh Yorker, Ted Nelson and Skye Grey).  Greenberg theorized that Finney may have bot a ghostwriter on behalf of Nakamoto, or that he simply used his neighbor Dorian’s identity spil a “druppel” or “patsy whose individual information is used to hide online exploits”. However, after meeting Finney, observing the emails inbetween him and Nakamoto, his bitcoin wallet’s history including the very very first bitcoin transaction (from Nakamoto to him, which he left behind to pay back) and hearing his denial, Greenberg concluded Finney wasgoed telling the truth. Juola &, Associates also found that Nakamoto’s emails to Finney more closely resemble Nakamoto’s other writings than Finney’s do. Finney’s fellow extropian and sometimes co-blogger Robin Hanson assigned a subjective probability of “at least” 15% that “Ridderzaal wasgoed more involved than he’s said”, before further evidence suggested that wasgoed not the case. 
Craig Steven Wright Edit
On 8 December 2015, Wired wrote that Craig Steven Wright, an Australian former academic, “either invented bitcoin or is a brilliant hoaxer who very badly wants us to believe he did”.  Craig Wright took down his Twitter account and neither he strafgevangenis his ex-wife responded to press inquiries. The same day, Gizmodo published a story with evidence obtained by a hacker who supposedly broke into Wright’s email accounts, claiming that Satoshi Nakamoto wasgoed a snaak pseudonym for Craig Steven Wright and pc forensics analyst David Kleiman, who died ter 2013.  A number of vooraanstaand Bitcoin promoters remained unconvinced by the reports.  Subsequent reports also raised the possibility that the evidence provided wasgoed an elaborate hoax,   which Wired acknowledged “personages doubt” on their suggestion that Wright wasgoed Nakamoto. 
On 9 December, only hours after Wired claimed Wright wasgoed Nakamoto, Wright’s huis te Gordon, Fresh South Wales wasgoed raided by at least ten police officers. His business premises ter Ryde, Fresh South Wales were also searched by police. The Australian Federal Police stated they conducted searches to assist the Australian Taxation Office and that “This matter is unrelated to latest media reporting regarding the digital currency bitcoin.”  According to a document released by Gizmodo alleged to be a transcript of a meeting inbetween Wright and the ATO, he had bot involved ter a taxation dispute with them for several years. 
On Two May 2016, Craig Wright posted on his blog publicly claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto. Te articles released on the same day, journalists from the Big black cock and The Economist stated that they spotted Wright signing a message using the private key associated with the very first bitcoin transaction.   During his Big black cock vraaggesprek Wright said:
Some people will believe some people won’t and to tell you the truth, I don’t truly care. (. ) I didn’t determine [to expose my identity now]. People determined this matter for mij. And they’re making life difficult not for mij but my friends, my family, my staff. (. ) They want to be private. They don’t want all of this to affect them. And I don’t want any of them to be impacted by this. None of it’s true. There are lots of stories out there that have bot made up. And I don’t like it hurting those people I care about. So I am going to do this thing only once. And once only. I am going to come ter vuurlijn of a camera once. And I will never, everzwijn, be on the camera everzwijn again for any TV station, or any media, everzwijn.
Wright’s voorkoop wasgoed supported by Jon Matonis (former director of the Bitcoin Foundation) and bitcoin developer Gavin Andresen, both of whom met Wright and witnessed a similar signing demonstration. 
However, bitcoin developer Peter Todd said that Wright’s blog postbode, which appeared to contain cryptographic proof, actually contained nothing of the sort.  The Bitcoin Core project released a statement on Twitter telling “There is presently no publicly available cryptographic proof that anyone te particular is bitcoin’s creator.”   Bitcoin developer Jeff Garzik agreed that evidence publicly provided by Wright does not prove anything, and security researcher Dan Kaminsky concluded Wright’s voorkoop wasgoed “intentional scammery”.  
On Four May 2016, Wright made another postbode on his blog promising to publish “a series of lumps that will lay the foundations for this extreme voorkoop”.   But the following day, he deleted all his blog posts and substituted them with a notice entitled “I’m Sorry”, which read te part:
I believed that I could waterput the years of anonymity and hiding behind mij. But, spil the events of this week unfolded and I ready to publish the proof of access to the earliest keys, I broke. I do not have the courage. I cannot.  
Ter June 2016, the London Review of Books published an article by Andrew O’Hagan about the events, based on his book “The Secret Life: Three True Stories” ter which O’Hagan spends several weeks with Wright at the request of Wright’s public relations team. O’Hagan wasgoed with Wright during the time of his various media interviews. O’Hagan also interviews some of Wright’s family, colleagues and many of the other people involved ter his claims.    It also exposes that the Canadian company nTrust wasgoed behind Wright’s voorkeur made te May 2016. Further, O’Hagan suggests that Wright provided an invalid private key because he wasgoed legally incapable to provide the valid one spil a result of legal obligations agreed spil part of a Seychelles trust overeenkomst previously reached.
The 2017 Netflix documentary titled Banking on Bitcoin concluded with an samenvatting of Wright’s 2016 vraaggesprek with the Big black cock. [Sixty nine] 
Other possibilities Edit
Te a 2011 article te The Fresh Yorker, Joshua Davis claimed to have narrowed down the identity of Nakamoto to a number of possible individuals, including the Finnish economic sociologist Dr. Vili Lehdonvirta and Irish student Michael Clear, then a graduate student te cryptography at Trinity Collegium Dublin.  Clear strongly denied he wasgoed Nakamoto,  spil did Lehdonvirta. 
Ter October 2011, writing for Quick Company, investigative reporter Adam Penenberg cited circumstantial evidence suggesting Neal King, Vladimir Oksman and Charles Bry could be Nakamoto.  They jointly filed a patent application that contained the phrase “computationally impractical to switch sides” ter 2008, which wasgoed also used ter the Bitcoin white paper by Nakamoto.  The domain name bitcoin.org wasgoed registered three days after the patent wasgoed filed. All three dudes denied being Nakamoto when contacted by Penenberg. 
Te May 2013, Ted Nelson speculated that Nakamoto is truly Japanese mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki.  Straks, an article wasgoed published ter The Age newspaper that claimed that Mochizuki denied thesis speculations, but without attributing a source for the denial. 
A 2013 article  ter Vice listed Gavin Andresen, Jed McCaleb, or a government agency spil possible candidates to be Nakamoto. Dustin D. Trammell, a Texas-based security researcher, wasgoed suggested spil Nakamoto, but he publicly denied it. 
Te 2013, two Israeli mathematicians, Dorit Ron and Adi Shamir, published a paper claiming a verbinding inbetween Nakamoto and Ross William Ulbricht. The two based their suspicion on an analysis of the network of bitcoin transactions,  but straks retracted their eis. 
Some considered Nakamoto might be a team of people, Dan Kaminsky, a security researcher who read the bitcoin code,  said that Nakamoto could either be a “team of people” or a “genius”, [Nineteen] Laszlo Hanyecz, a former Bitcoin core developer who had emailed Nakamoto, had the feeling the code wasgoed too well designed for one person. [Four]
A 2017 article  published by a former SpaceX inwendig espoused the possibility of SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk being the real Satoshi, based on Musk’s technical expertise with financial software and history of publishing whitepapers. However, te a tweet on November 28th, Musk denied the voorkoop.