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Bitcoin’s fathers and mothers: Quest for ‘real’ Satoshi Nakamoto

Whether it is the #blocksize debate or a change in #bitcoin price, #bitcoiners love to speculate. “One of the great mysteries of the digital age” which always keeps them busy is the question who the ‘real’ #SatoshiNakamoto is.

His ‘true identity’ is fairly regularly disclosed only to be discarded soon afterwards, until the next ‘real Satoshi’ comes along. As the History of Bitcoin puts it, “according to legend, Satoshi Nakamoto began working on the Bitcoin concept in 2007. While he is on record as living in Japan, it is speculated that #Nakamoto may be a collective pseudonym for more than one person.”

In 2008, #Satoshi authored the white paper entitled Bitcoin: A #PeertoPeer #ElectronicCash #System , which became a point of reference in every discussion concerning the very basics of bitcoin and #blockchain . Notably, Satoshi’s original vision has been variously referred to during the blocksize debate, which divided Core developers into two camps and has been ongoing since 2013, with its most intensive phase throughout 2015. 

There have been various attempts to identify the creator of bitcoin, starting with Leah McGrath Goodman writing for Newsweek in 2014 that a California-based engineer Dorian Nakamoto is the real Satoshi.......

.... While the #speculations around the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto continue to attract the attention of both bitcoiners and mass media, they also inspire bitcoin-related #humourandentertainment , such as the short film entitled #FindingSatoshiNakamoto, which was included in the official selection of the #BITFILMFESTIVAL 2015.....

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