Who Invented Bitcoin?
Satoshi Nakamoto is the pseudonym used by the person or people who invented Bitcoin.
On January 3rd, 2009, an anonymous computer programmer/s going by the name Satoshi Nakamoto mined the first block of the Bitcoin blockchain, prompting the creation of the world’s first fully realized cryptocurrency.
1. Satoshi Nakamoto Published Bitcoin’s White Paper on October 31, 2008
The Bitcoin founder first posted Bitcoin’s white paper on Metzdowd’s cryptography mailing list. Here is the link to the original post by Mr. Nakamoto: https://www.metzdowd.com/pipermail/cryptography/2008-October/014810.html (He also posted the pdf of the bitcoin whitepaper on that link). The subject of his mailing list post is “Bitcoin P2P e-cash paper” and he described it as “a new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party.”
2. The Founder of Bitcoin Is A Man – Satoshi Nakamoto’s Gender
In Satoshi’s P2P Foundation profile, he claims to be “male” and that he was residing in Japan. Here’s a link to view his profile on the P2P Foundation website: https://p2pfoundation.ning.com/profile/SatoshiNakamoto
3. Is Satoshi Nakamoto Japanese?
Although the bit coin founder claimed to have been living in Japan (see his p2p foundation profile link above), many people speculate that he is not Japanese because of his native-level use of the English language. Satoshi has used British English spelling (along with American spelling versions) in forums and within bitcoin’s source code comments. Examples of terms Mr. Nakamoto has used are “flat,” “maths,” “grey”, “colour,” and “bloody hard.”
4. When is Satoshi Nakamoto’s Birthday?
P2P Foundation requires a birth date when someone signs up to become a member. In the bitcoin founder’s P2P Foundation profile, he has used April 5, 1975 as his birthdate. Here’s how a reddit poster explained how they figured out Satoshi’s birthday.
Here’s a link to the Reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/229qvr/happy_birthday_satoshi_nakamoto/
There’s a speculation that April 5, 1975 is not really Satoshi Nakamoto’s birthday. In fact, on April 5, 1933, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an Executive Order (6102) “forbidding the hoarding of gold coin, gold bullion, and gold certificates within the continental United States”. The order declared the act of saving gold a crime in the United States, punishable by up to $10,000 fine and imprisonment of 5 to 10 years… And then, in 1975, Executive Order 6102 was reversed so that gold ownership was re-legalized for average US residents.
5. How Many Bitcoins Does Satoshi Have?
According to estimates, Satoshi Nakamoto owns about 1 million bitcoins. This means that today (late March 2022), with one bitcoin being valued at $44,300, Satoshi’s bitcoin holdings is valued at $43.5 billion US dollars.
There are a lot of cryptocurrency wallet addresses associated with Satoshi Nakamoto. One of his multiple addresses would be the address (1A1zP1eP5QGefi2DMPTfTL5SLmv7DivfNa ) to which the first mined (bitcoin blockchain) block was sent to. For more information on Mr. Nakamoto’s addresses, visit https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3746859.0
6. Satoshi Nakamoto’ s Email Addresses and Website
On his bitcoin whitepaper (Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System white paper), the bitcoin inventor listed [email protected] as his email address. On his metzdowd profile, Mr. Nakamoto used the email address [email protected]. Vistomail is now closed and his [email protected] email address seems compromised (for more information on his gmx email address see https://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2014/09/08/bitcoin-creator-satoshi-nakamoto-email/?sh=3f071d5772ca )
On August 18, 2008, the domain bitcoin.org was registered. According to bitcoin.org, “the website was originally registered and owned by Bitcoin’s first two developers, Satoshi Nakamoto and Martti Malmi. When Nakamoto left the project, he gave ownership of the domain to additional people, separate from the Bitcoin developers, to spread responsibility and prevent any one person or group from easily gaining control over the Bitcoin project.” see more on https://bitcoin.org/en/about-us#own
Here’s a screenshot of bitcoin.org’s whois information