Who Is Satoshi Nakimoto?

Satoshi Nakimoto is the name of the unknown creator of Bitcoin. When he created the original rules for the program, he communicated via messenger and email; after the software was released in 2009, he disappeared 2 years later. 

Satoshi Nakimoto was (and still) remains anonymous.  There is heavy speculation on Who is Satoshi Nakimoto, some of the people linked with him:

  • 64-year-old Japanese-American citizen by the name of Dorian Nakamoto,  (but that information was finally denied and Dorian Nakamoto is not the creator of Bitcoin).
  • Finnish economic sociologist Vili Lehdonvirta
  • Japanese mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki
  • Cryptography student Michael Claro
  • Craig Steven Wright, Australian computer scientist and businessman
  • Ross William Ulbricht, the supposed creator of a black market, the Silk Road
  • The list continues…

No one has been able to find the real Satoshi.  The search continues.