Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? (The Theories About Who he is)

Updated August 3rd, 2021

The revolutionary digital currency Bitcoin was first launched on January 3rd of the year 2009. It was launched by the anonymous Satoshi Nakamoto. To this day, Nakamoto’s’ identity remains unknown. It is unlikely that we’ll ever know who he is. We do, however have some theories about who Satoshi Nakamoto really is.

One theory: The US Government Created Bitcoin

It is conspired by some that Bitcoin was founded by the CIA or NSA as a research project much like the Onion browsing protocol and to benefit the FBI as an assistance to catch criminals. Since BTC is traceable in a way, and physical cash isn’t.

One user on reddit believes that the NSA did in fact create Bitcoin. The user believes that the New World Order wants a global digital currency, and this is exactly what Bitcoin is. So, their logic is that, since the NWO wants a global digital currency and Bitcoin is a global digital currency then perhaps the NSA or CIA might have created Bitcoin.

The Reddit user also points out that the SHA-256 hashing function was created by the NSA and because it is used in Bitcoin then it may be likely that Bitcoin might have been created by the NSA.

Another reason behind the theory is that in 1996 the NSA published an article on digital currency titled “HOW TO MAKE A MINT: THE CRYPTOGRAPHY OF ANONYMOUS ELECTRONIC CASH”. To some people it seems suspicious that the NSA publishes a document on cryptocurrency before Bitcoin was created. On the other hand, others argue that there is no direct correlation.

Meet Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto

Another theory suggests that Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto was the creator of Bitcoin simply because of his name. It is also speculated that it could possibly be Hal Finney, who coincidentally lived only a few blocks from Dorian Nakamoto. Therefore, supporting a different theory that he could have worked on the Bitcoin project along with him.

Although many believe that it was him who created Bitcoin, we may never hear it from Hal Finney himself. In August of 2014, he passed away due to complications from the disease ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).

The Computer Scientist Who Claims to Be Satoshi

In May 2016, Craig Wright told BBC that he was Satoshi Nakamoto in an interview. Who exactly is this Craig wright?

Craig Wright is businessman and computer scientist. He acquired a PhD in computer science from Charles Sturt University. Even though he has founded several ventures, the more recognized one is nChain. nChain is a venture in the blockchain space and is known for being one of the companies with the highest patents filed in the blockchain space. Craig Wright forked Bitcoin into cryptocurrency called Bitcoin Satoshi Vision or BSV for short.

In May 2016, BBC also published an article that claimed the Mr. Wright had signed messages using the cryptographic keys that Satoshi Nakamoto used. This would indicate that Craig Wright is in fact Satoshi Nakamoto. However, Dan Kaminsky, a security research indicated in his blog that this was a scam.

Craig wright had used a signature that was previously used years ago to wright the message. Jordan Pearson and Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, two journalists in the tech industry, also re-emphasized this by saying “Wright simply reused an old signature from a bitcoin transaction performed in 2009 by Satoshi.”

One way Craig could prove that he is Satoshi is by moving Bitcoin from wallets that have been identified to be Satoshi’s. While Craig Wright has claimed he is Satoshi Nakamoto, there is insufficient proof to back up his claims.

The Multimillionaire who “Knows” Who Created Bitcoin

Another person who thinks they may know who is behind Bitcoin is Dan Pena.

Dan Pena is a Mexican American businessman, founder of QLA (Quantum Leap Advance) and is an influencer. Dan Pena believes he knows who created Bitcoin. In a show Dan Pena starts talking about knowing who is behind Bitcoin. He believes that it is Putin is behind the creation of Bitcoin as a conspiracy to take down the western financial system.

He said in a show “If you knew who was behind Bitcoin, you would run as fast as you could to sell it. I know 100%, if you knew who started bitcoin… if you owned Bitcoin, you couldn’t sleep at night… Bitcoin will go F*king zero!” Dan Pena, in another show later on admits that he believes that Putin started it several years ago.

In other words, Dan Pena believes that Satoshi Nakamoto is Vladimir Putin, or at least an organization created by Putin. There is no substantial proof that these claims are real. Dan Pena has not been able to back up his claims.

I too wonder if some day we will find out who Satoshi really is. If you liked this article, please help support our content by sharing it on social media. You can also visit our website where we post quality content regularly.

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