Elon Musk “reveals” the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto
Elon Musk “reveals” the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto

Elon Musk “reveals” the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto

By Eleonora Spagnolo - 9 Mar 2022

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It’s been a while since Elon Musk tweeted about Bitcoin and this time he did it by “revealing”, in his own way, the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious founder of BTC.

Elon Musk’s tweet about Satoshi Nakamoto

With his trademark irony, Elon Musk posted an image associating four major tech brands:

  • Samsung,
  • Toshiba,
  • Nakamichi,
  • Motorola. 

The syllables of each of these brands form the name Satoshi Nakamoto

What did Elon Musk mean by this tweet? The network went wild. 

Some have again suggested that the Tesla CEO himself is the mysterious inventor of Bitcoin. But others responded with equal irony. 

Famous reactions

Michael Saylor, CEO of Microstrategy, responded to the tweet: 

“If you look hard enough, you will see Satoshi Nakamoto everywhere”.

Billy Markus, creator of Dogecoin, on the other hand, added details about the identity of Bitcoin’s creator:

“Woa the creator of bitcoin is half Japanese, a quarter Korean and a quarter American”.

BabyDoge‘s official account also “revealed” where he came from: 

Satoshi Nakamoto’s real identity

Jokes aside, Satoshi Nakamoto’s identity remains a mystery. The creator of Bitcoin seems to have vanished into thin air shortly after creating what would become the queen of cryptocurrencies. 

His last message on the Bitcointalk forum is dated 13 December 2010. His last email was in January 2011. Nothing more has been heard of him.

For some, he is dead, since his fortune, contained in some of the first wallets and amounting to about 1 million BTC, is still there.

Satoshi Nakamoto
Satoshi Nakamoto’s true identity remains a mystery

For others, Satoshi Nakamoto represents a community, not just one person. 

In recent years, theories have abounded. Some say it is Hal Finney, with whom he actually collaborated, so much so that Hal Finney (who died in 2014) was the first person to receive a BTC transaction directly from Satoshi. 

Another candidate is Nick Szabo, who also seems to have the support of Elon Musk. This is reinforced by the fact that the mathematician had previously invented Bit Gold, a sort of precursor of Bitcoin.

Then there is Craig Wright, who has declared himself Satoshi Nakamoto, but with little success. Not even the lawsuit against Dave Kleiman‘s family has given a judicial truth to this mystery. 

Bitcoin rises

Meanwhile, the price of Bitcoin has gone back up. Today, BTC gained 8% but this time Elon Musk had little to do with it.

What is driving BTC is the news from the United States: President Joe Biden signed an executive order to establish a strategy to keep the US a leader in the crypto sector

This means that there will be no restrictions on the use of cryptocurrencies, and indeed the government is betting heavily on them. These are statements that have given confidence to investors and have dragged the price of BTC and the entire market.   

Eleonora Spagnolo

Journalist passionate about the web and the digital world. She graduated with honours in Multimedia Publishing at the University La Sapienza in Rome and completed a master's degree in Web and Social Media Marketing.

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