Who is behind Satoshi Nakamoto? This is the name that signed the white paper on Bitcoin. It is also the name that has been named by the community as the architect of the source code and the inventor of the first blockchain. Satoshi Nakamoto remained active around the development of bitcoin until December 2010, regularly revising the source code itself.
Then, after handing over control of the project to Gavin Andresen and other key members of the community, the mysterious creator of bitcoin ceased all involvement, and has shown no signs of life since. At the end of 2021, he will have between 750,000 and 1,100,000 bitcoins, making him the 15th richest person in the world.
Elon Musk thinks Nick Szabo is behind Satoshi Nakamoto
Since 2010 many people have claimed to know the real identity or even to be Satoshi Nakamoto. However, to date, none of the people who claim to have created bitcoin or know the identity of its creator have been able to provide irrefutable proof. However, it would be relatively easy for the creator of the cryptocurrency to prove his identity.
All he has to do is show that he has access to the keys that control the bitcoins to be mined first. Although careful not to leave the slightest trace of how Nakamoto knew how to disappear, it seems clear in all cases that the person or people hiding behind this pseudonym is likely to be discovered by any means. do not wish.
This doesn’t stop prominent personalities from regularly going out there with their suggestions. The latest comes from Elon Musk who ignites the network since the podcast published last week. It was actually an interview with researcher Lex Friedman.
As talks with SpaceX begin to colonize Mars, for his vision of love, Lex Friedman ends up asking Elon Musk who he says is behind Satoshi Nakamoto. According to Entrepreneur, one person in particular ticks all the boxes: Nick Szabo.
Nick Szabo is one of the pioneers of digital contracts and currencies
This cryptographer is famous for his research on contracts and digital currencies. He was also very active in the pre-Bitcoin era, giving lectures around the concept of “bit gold”. Here’s what Elon Musk actually said:
“You can watch the development of ideas prior to the launch of bitcoin and see who wrote about those ideas. Now it seems that Nick Szabo is, perhaps, more responsible for the development of these ideas than anyone else.”, the entrepreneur said in the interview, which you can watch in the original version in the video below (subtitles available):
You should know that this is not the first time someone has suggested that Nick Szabo will be the creator of bitcoin. Although the latter has always denied hiding behind this pseudonym. In 2017, he told the New York Times: “Okay, I’m going to say ‘I’m going to dot’ one last time in hopes of doing it. I’m not Satoshi”.