Who Is The Founder Of Bitcoin?
The group or person who are/is the founder of bitcoin uses the name Satoshi Nakamoto. The reference implementation of this coin, Bitcoin core was created by Satoshi Nakamoto and is formerly known as Bitcoin-Qt.
Well we don’t know either the inventors are a group of people or who he/she is, but what we definitely know is what they/he/she did. In 2008, Nakamoto published a paper through the cryptography mailing list and invented the bitcoin protocol. The first version of the bitcoin software client was first released by Nakamoto in 2009. Through mailing list, Nakamoto participated in the project with many others. But towards the end of 2010, he stated to fade from the community.
He never revealed anything personal about himself while he was working with other people on the open-source team. In spring 2011, was the last when anybody had heard from him that he had “moved on to other things”.
As of 2012, Nakamoto claimed to be a male who was 37 years old, living in Japan and it was claimed based on his peer to peer foundation. But Nakamoto used to speak perfect English so it was unlikely that he was a Japanese. The bitcoin software was not labelled or documented in Japanese either. It was revealed from the bitcoin code that Nakamoto cannot be a single person but a group of person because the code was too well designed to be the work of a single person.
1. Does Anyone Know Who Was Nakamoto?
The New Yorker’s Joshua Davis believed Satoshi Nakamoto was a graduate student from Dublin’s Trinity College who had studied cryptography named Michael Clear. Other than him he also suspected Vili Lehdonvirta who was former games developer and Finnish economic sociologist. But both of them denied the fact that anyone of them had invented the bitcoin.
Journalist Adam Penenberg who used to write for Fast Company, investigated the circumstantial evidences to find out that Charles Bry, neal King and Vladimir Okaman could be Nakamoto. In 2008, all of them denied to be Nakamoto after they jointly filed a patent that said “computatuinally impractical to reverse”. This was also used by Nakamoto in the Bitcoin white paper.
Ted Nelson in May 2013 speculated that Shinichi Mochizuki, a Japanese mathematician was Nakamoto. But later in The Age newspaper, Mochizuki denied the speculations but did not attribute any source for his denial. Later a government agency, Gavin Andresen and Jed McCaleb were also enlisted to be Nakamoto.