Blockchain 101: Episode 05 – Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

Satoshi Nakamoto created and developed Bitcoin. He published the Bitcoin White Paper on November 1st, 2008, and mined his first Bitcoin on January 3rd, 2009. He is the person who is able to utilize the Bitcoins from the Genesis Block.

So, who is Satoshi Nakamoto exactly?
Throughout the years, many people claimed to be him. In 2013, someone theorized that World Renowned Mathematician, Shinichi Mochizuki, was Satoshi Nakamoto.

In 2014, hackers accessed Satoshi Nakamoto’s email address and found the owner to be Dorian Nakamoto. Dorian Nakamoto stated that he just obtained the email address and password by chance, and that he’s not Satoshi.

In 2016, Craig Wright claimed to be the real Satoshi Nakamoto and that he could provide the private key. However, Wright retracted his statement as he couldn’t respond to all the doubts that were being expressed.