On January 3, 2022, the Bitcoin Network will celebrate the 13th year of its life after its creator Satoshi Nakamoto introduced the protocol. The creator of Bitcoin has always been the most famous and mysterious character in the community. About ten years ago, Satoshi logged off, never to return, and most likely the inventor will never return.
Satoshi Nakamoto invented the bitcoin network and published the technology white paper on Halloween (October 31) 2008. The paper was written by Satoshi Nakamoto using the email “firstname.lastname@example.org” and the creator also attached the web domain name “bitcoin” to the .org “paper.
The name “Satoshi Nakamoto” is of Japanese descent and is widely regarded as a pseudonym or a false name. It is thought that Nakamoto’s birthday was April 5, 1975, because the date appeared on the inventor’s P2P foundation profile. If the date of birth is correct, Nakamoto would be 46 years old today.
Over the years a large number of slats have become the target of discovering the identity of their inventor. However, Satoshi Nakamoto is probably dead and there are many reasons why people would believe that the inventor of Bitcoin is no longer with us. In the past, Bitcoin.com News has published many articles about potential suspects that people claim to be Satoshi as well as many who claim to be famous inventors.
However, the first thing we know is that Satoshi Nakamoto left two messages before leaving for Shubhar. The first was on December 12, 2010, when the creator left a message to the community about “taking the initiative in more complex ideas”. The December 12 post was about Satoshi discussing issues in a very serious and direct way, emphasizing that “the software is not at all resistant to DoS attacks.”
Nakamoto never returned to discuss anything else on the Bitcointalk.org forum. A few years later, emails from Nakamoto to Mike Horn and Gavin Anderson were published in April 2011, when the Bitcoin pseudonym maker said “I’ve moved on to other things.” From here, everything else about Satoshi’s further communication has been unproven and there are many wild claims and speculations that still exist.
Bitcoin assets remain unclaimed
Although the reality is, Satoshi Nakamoto decided not to return after these messages and it is very possible that the inventor could not return due to health. In fact, some people are quite sure that Hal Finney was probably the candidate for Satoshi Nakamoto. Finney had serious problems with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and died in August, 2014. Interestingly, Finio retired from the PGP Corporation in 2011, sending emails of his final correspondence to Nakamoto Horn and Andresen the same year.
After all, Nakamoto is no longer with us – in addition to the complete lack of communication ten years later – the discoverer’s wealth remains intact today. It is widely estimated that Nakamoto owns 1 million bitcoins (BTC) if the creator is still alive. But BTC’s $ 60 billion worth of stash has never seen the light of day, and there is a good chance these coins will go away forever if Satoshi Nakamoto dies.
However, at the end of the day, there is not enough information to prove that Satoshi is dead, just as there is not enough information to prove that Satoshi is alive. Zero communication year after year does not mean that Nakamoto is no longer with us on this earth. Moreover, the fact that Satoshi never transferred or spent the $ 60 billion worth of bitcoin mined in the early days does not mean that Nakamoto is dead. One thing is for sure, the shroud of Nakamoto’s mystery was good enough to make sure we didn’t.
What do you think about the possibility of Satoshi Nakamoto dying? Or do you think the inventor of Bitcoin is alive and well? Let us know what you think about this in the comments section below.
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