The true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin, has been a heavily contested topic in the cryptocurrency community for the better part of a decade. Even though Satoshi has since faded into the shadows, with some classifying him as somewhat of a legend, many still seek to find out who he, she, or they are.
Crypto Mysteries: Who Is Satoshi?
Satoshi burst into this world in late 2008, following the financial crisis of the same year, posting the original Bitcoin whitepaper onto a cryptography forum. Eventually, the network was launched, and Satoshi became the face (ironically enough) of the project for the next few years. Although becoming a household name throughout the nascent cryptosphere, no one really knew who he was and what he had done with the bitcoin he had mined.
Some postulated that it was Craig Wright, an Australian coder who has claimed to be Nakamoto. Others say it was a group of like-minded individuals, set on making an impact through a new, decentralized system. While speculation rages, it could really be anyone’s guess, well for common civilians like you or I anyway.
As Crypto ICO Report reported previously, many have started to believe that there are some who know who Bitcoin’s “father” is, specifically governmental agencies who hold access to tools and tactics which may make it easy (easier) to find such a secretive individual.
The Game Is Afoot — Users Crowdfund International Search Campaign
While governmental agencies could potentially be keeping Nakamoto’s identity under lock and key, others have sought to take this matter into their own hands.
A group of individuals, joining hands through the #findsatoshi hashtag, recently launched an “International Search For Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto” campaign on Russian crowdfunder BoomStarter. German Neff is heading …