The identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, till date, has been quite possibly the biggest mystery the world has ever faced. Even more so big than the mystery of aliens and the whole UFO scenario. In fact, the anonymity behind Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin, is what has caused many people and traditional industry experts to raise several issues of credibility and have thus given several negative statements about it.
There have been both pros and cons discussions about whether maintaining anonymity was in fact a good decision or not, but here I would not be discussing these reasons and benefits, but look at the possible candidates who fit into the profile of Satoshi Nakamoto and could in fact be the real person or entity behind who the creator of Bitcoin really is.
There have been several suggestions and claims about the National Security Agency (NSA) being the mastermind behind the Bitcoin software. There are claims about US security and intelligence agencies setting up such a software so as to provide faster funding to US, Canada and British intelligence missions and activities all across the world. They believe it to be a second version of dollar, i.e. dollar v2.0.
This would mean that Satoshi Nakamoto is in fact not a single person but could be a team of cryptographers and coders of the NSA. Because this largely sounds like a propaganda theory to create misunderstandings and such, there is little to no evidence for such claims. In another report, there have been claims stating the NSA has itself identified the real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, thus making the whole ‘NSA is Satoshi’ claim just a big mess up.
A brilliant computer scientist, entrepreneur, Craig Wright made waves in the media having claimed that he had exceptional and phenomenal proof to actually prove that he was Satoshi Nakamoto. This came after reports came about about the Australian Federal Police raiding Craig’s house.
However, when the time actually came to put forth the proof to prove his claims of being Satoshi, Craig eventually was a stand up guy and said that he could not do so because he did not have the courage for it. There have even been claims about people stating that they met Craig at some conference in Amsterdam about three years before the world even came to know about what Bitcoin is, and at that time, Craig had been introducing himself as Satoshi Nakamoto. Things just keep getting more and more mysterious!
Having such close resemblance to the name Satoshi Nakamoto is what makes Dorian to come under the scanner for this creation. This Japanese American systems engineer in California actually has the birth name ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’. This revelation is what makes this whole thing even more interesting. The string anti fraud quality of the Bitcoin platform suggests that whoever is the father of Bitcoin really did hate centralized banks and the rich government and is in fact a libertarian. Dorian’s daughter has claimed to having seen such qualities in her father following his lay off from his work, that too twice. However, as any other case would have it, Dorian denies even having heard about the currency before reporters and the media started hounding him about it.
The first person other than Satoshi Nakamoto to make a transaction over the Bitcoin network was Hal Finney. He has been a pioneer of Bitcoin from the very beginning and has also contributed towards developments and optimizations of the platform. Upon conducting tests about the similarity of Hal and Satoshi’s writing styles in their research papers, a world famous writing analysis consultancy came up with many close similarities between the two. To protect himself against being made a figure of redressal and complaint filing resulting any issues with the Bitcoin software, Hal Finney must have decided to go public under another name but since a man can very hardly change his inherent writing style that is developed ever since their childhood, he could not very well mask his writing style and create stark differences between the two. Moreover, some suggest that since Dorian Nakamoto lived just a couple of blocks away from Hal Finney, Dorian’s name could have been an inspiration for Hal to cook up the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. However, as always, Hal has always denied such link ups.
Last but not the least, quite possibly the latest person under the scanner for allegedly being Satoshi Nakamoto is everyone’s favorite business magnate, engineer and investor Elon Musk. These claims have been mostly because Elon is a technical expert and does really have the calibre to build something this revolutionary. Basing upon his previous financial software and the work he has been furthering especially at Tesla and his other investments, people have convinced themselves that Elon is Satoshi. However, yet again, because of the lack of any concrete proof no one has been able to prove this 100% and Elon himself, with a smile, denied all such claims in a tweet.