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Satoshi Nakamoto is an alias of a person or a group of people who developed a protocol of cryptocurrency termed blockchain and produced the first cryptocurrency called Bitcoin. Several attempts were made to unveil the real person or the real group behind the name Satoshi Nakamoto, but none of them had been successful.

On October 31, 2008, Nakamoto published an article, “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” for metzdowd.com, describing Bitcoin as a fully decentralized computerized currency that eliminates the need for a trust element in financial operations. In early 2009 bitcoin blockchain has launched following the launch of the original Bitcoin wallet.

According to the public profile of Satoshi Nakamoto, he is 37 years old and lives in Japan.  Some believe this data to incorrect, arguing that he speaks English natively, while Bitcoin software is not localized in Japanese and is not documented in the Japanese language, hence, he is unlikely to be a Japanese.

Attempts to establish the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto.

A relatively large number of people were speculated to be Satoshi Nakamoto.

In 2011, in the edition of The New Yorker, Joshua Davis stated in his article that he managed to narrow down the circle of suspects to a list of individuals, including the economic sociologist Dr. Willy Lehdonvirt and Michael Clear a student from Iran. Lehdonvirt and Clear later denied these suspicions.

In October 2011, a journalist Adam Penenberg in an article for Fast Company cited indirect evidence that Neil King, Vladimir Oksman, and Charles Bray could be Satoshi Nakamoto. They jointly filed a patent application in which a phrase was used, that Nakamoto also used in his whitepaper. The domain name bitcoin.org was registered three days after the application was submitted. In a personal meeting with Pienenberg, all three denied being Nakamoto.

Later, Dave Kleiman was among the suspects, and Craig Wright announced his connections with him.

Ted Nelson implied that Satoshi Nakamoto was a Japanese mathematician Shinichi Motizuki in May 2013. Later in the newspaper The Age, an article was published in which it was claimed that Motizuki denied these assumptions, but without reference to the source of his words.

The edition of Vice in 2013 included Gavin Andresen, Jed McCaleb, also a government agency amongst the potential suitors for his identity. Dustin D. Trammel, a Texas security researcher, was suspected of being Nakamoto but rejected suspicion.

In 2013, two mathematicians from Israel, Dorit Ron, and Adi Shamir published a document confirming the existence of a connection between Nakamoto and Ross William Ulbricht. They based their suspicions on the Bitcoin transactions. Later they abandoned their theories.

Some assume that the name could refer to a group of people: Den Kaminski, a security researcher who studied Bitcoin core code, stated that Nakamoto is either a “group of people” or a “genius.” Laszlo Hanyecz, an ex Bitcoin core developer who communicated with Nakamoto via e-mail, felt that for a single person the program was designed “too well.”

In 2017, an article from the former trainee SpaceX supported the view that the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Mask could be the real Satoshi Nakamoto. Suspicions were based on Mask’s technical expertise in software and the history of published white books. However, Mask refuted this information in a tweet from November 28, 2017.