Newsweek reported that Satoshi Nakamoto has been identified as Dorian Nakamoto. Dorian has denied being Satoshi, and Satoshi has denied being Dorian. Check out this interview with the reporter that misreported Satoshi’s identity.
The inventor of Bitcoin is currently unknown, however there are some people that have made some educated guesses.The inventor’s pseudonym is Satoshi Nakamoto. Many people have speculated on whether Satoshi is an individual or a group of people. I tend to think of Satoshi as an individual.
The inventor of Bitcoin is a software developer and must know something about money and transactions. There was a recent TechCrunch interview where Satoshi’s identity is investigated through writing analysis.
Why does it matter to know the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto?
According to Skye Grey the future adoption of Bitcoin by the mainstream relies on trust of the origins of Bitcoin. Without knowing who developed BItcoin and their intentions , many people will stay away. Some have argued that if Skye Grey is correct in the analysis of Satoshi’s identity that it could be a great opening to larger adoption.
People that hold Bitcoin are very interested in larger adoption because it will mean their investments will grow. Although many are speculators, some are hopeful of a new consensus based society as opposed to an authoritarian society.
Learn more about who is currently developing Bitcoin.