Bitcoin is going to celebrate its 13th birthday on 3rd January 2022 and would definitely miss its inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto, in the celebrations. Nakamoto will always remain as a mysterious person in the minds of people who are part of the crypto economy but it has been more than a decade now that Nakamoto has been concealing his or her identity. No one is even sure whether Nakamoto is alive or dead. However, the chances of his return are not only thin but appear to be impossible for so many reasons.
There hasn’t been a single day in history after year 2009 when Satoshi Nakamoto’s name hasn’t been called off. In fact in the global crypto economy, he is the number one person whose identity still remains a mystery even after a decade. People want to meet him, learn about him, and thank him personally but so far he has been successful in concealing his true identity. Nobody even knows whether Nakamoto is a male or female. Even the name “Satoshi Nakamoto” is a made-up name and the person behind this name is someone else. It is also not sure whether Nakamoto is alive or he had eventually died. The only thing people know about him was that he owned Bitcoin because he was its creator.
On 3rd of January, 2021, Bitcoin’s 13th birthday celebrations are due and once again celebrations will be held without the crypto godfather.
It was Halloween night precisely 13 years ago when Bitcoin’s whitepaper was published for the first time. The document showed that it was authored by a person named “Satoshi Nakamoto”. It was sent from an email account “email@example.com” owned by the author himself. While issuing the whitepaper, the author also made mention of “bitcoin.org” i.e. the domain name for the world’s first digital currency.
If one examines the name “Satoshi Nakamoto”, then the person would find that the name stems from a Japanese descent. In Japan, the name “Satoshi Nakamoto” is regarded as “made-up” or “literally” false. Therefore the name “Satoshi Nakamoto” doesn’t have anything to do with a real name. People have been told that Nakamoto was born in fact on 5th April 1975, which date was taken out from the alleged profile of Nakamoto.
The task of revealing the true identity of Nakamoto had been taken by many but all efforts went in vein. One strong argument is that the original creator of Bitcoin has already died.
What the world knew so far about Nakamoto’s vanishing is that he left only two messages behind before saying goodbye. His first message was seen on 12th December 2010, when he informed that he was leaving the community for undertaking further complex projects. His second so-called virtual appearance was in April 2011, when he sent emails to persons namely Gavin Andresen and Mike Hearn. From there onward, there hasn’t been any further communication with and from Nakamoto who simply vanished.
However, interestingly, Nakamoto owned Bitcoins worth US$ 60 Billion as of today. Since the time he has vanished, there hasn’t been a single Bitcoin unit spending. This fact and the other assumptions collective make a strong case that Nakamoto is no more. There is therefore no point in waiting for his return or that he would ever make a comeback.