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Who Invented Bitcoin? What We Know About Satoshi Nakamoto

Who invented Bitcoin? That's the 300 billion dollar question, as per Bitcoin's market cap at the time of publication. The answer? Satoshi Nakamoto. But who is the man, the myth, the legend, that is Mr. Nakamoto? Well, we don't know. Here's why.

Satoshi Nakamoto invented Bitcoin. There's no disputing that. His name is accredited as the author of the Bitcoin white paper and is all over the original reference implementation. But that's the facts end; Nakamoto is a pseudonym — an alias, of sorts.

That means who ever actually invented Bitcoin is the person behind the Satoshi Nakamoto name. And there's nothing to mean it's just one lone individual; we could be looking at a crack team of developers who wanted to break free from centralization.

Who Is Satoshi Nakamoto?

Satoshi Nakamoto's identity is as well kept as the contents of Area 51. There are whispers about who it could be, with most claiming it's one of a number of computer science experts of non-Japanese descent, but that's nothing more than speculation.