It seems it has been revealed who is behind the account on X of Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. It is Andy Rowe, a friend of Craig Wright, who caused rumors on the social network with a tweet posted yesterday.
Satoshi Nakamoto on X: the creator of Bitcoin on social is Andy Rowe, a friend of Craig Wright’s
After much talk, today it was revealed who is the creator of the X account who goes by the name Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym under which the real creator of Bitcoin has signed on since 2008. It is Andy Rowe, a friend of Craig Wright.
Rowe himself then re-tweeted on his personal X account, a tweet by Alexander Fauvel which he quotes as follows:
For Fauvel, and for Rowe who re-tweeted and shared the thought, everything X included under the tweet posted on Satoshi Nakamoto’s account may not be useful. But perhaps that is not quite the case for everyone.
And in fact, on each of Satoshi Nakamoto’s tweets on X, there are readers’ notes that read as follows:
“This isn’t the real Satoshi Nakamoto, creator of Bitcoin. Its an account related to Craig Wright, who claims to be Satoshi with no material proof. The account below is rumored to be the real Satoshi, 1 of only 2 accounts posting about BTC in 2009 w/Hal Finney.”
Bitcoin’s Satoshi Nakamoto and yesterday’s rumors about the profile on X with a blue checkmark
His tweet announced the reactivation of the profile itself, promising to publish disclosing tweets. But there is more. And indeed, Nakamoto’s profile on X is a verified profile with a blue checkmark, but that does not mean that his true identity is accurate.
And in fact, it would not really make sense that a person who uses a pseudonym to remain anonymous as a Bitcoin creator would then be blue-check verified on a social network.
At the same time, however, it appears that this blue checkmark may have been activated as a Premium subscription on the social network so perhaps one could use all the additional features.
Another reason for activating the blue tick could also be that Satoshi Nakamoto’s profile points to monetization.
Reactions from the crypto-community
It was on July 2, 2018, when Rowe had stated that he was the one curating the “quotes” for the Satoshi account. But then that profile was “off” for 5 years, until yesterday’s new tweet.
However, the revival of Satoshi Nakamoto’s profile has created several rumors among members of the crypto-community.
Leading the stand against it is Pledditor’s X account, which called it “embarrassing.” Not only that, his request for the deletion of such a fake account was addressed directly to Elon Musk, owner of X.