A discussion of the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto has led Blockstream CEO Adam Back to issue an official denial of the case of being the Bitcoin creator.
Adam Back describes himself as a cypherpunk and cryptographer. He is also the inventor of hashcash that is used in Bitcoin mining and has a Ph.D. in computing. His level of expertise and experience with crypto places him in a small group of candidates who might know or even be Satoshi.
An excerpt from a 40-minute YouTube documentary on the possible identity of the mysterious figure inspired Twitter user @ggmesh to claim that Adam Back is the creator of Bitcoin.
"Since I think you are satoshi, I will walk lightly and with the utmost respect
It is inconceivable that a man of his origin has ignored Bitcoin for so many years (during a 2005-10 academic hiatus when he moved to a tax haven). Unless you are its creator. "
The user continued elaborating the accusation.
“The mistake that led to the discovery of the satoshi mined coins must have been a terrible shock (it was when you joined the BCT forum)
Which explains his often expressed interest in adding privacy features to Bitcoin.
Those coins will move one day. And you deserve them. "
But Back denied the accusation of social networks with a simple "not me".
"All credible candidates have emphatically said that they are not Satoshi, strange suitors are not credible. We will probably never know, indeed there is no Satoshi, we have to think for ourselves. This is good, leaving was one of the wisest things he did. ”
A Twitter user responded to Back saying they believed it could be Hal Finney or Nick Szabo behind the nickname of Satoshi Nakamoto. But coming back one more time Return with some wisdom.
"FWIW, they both said it wasn't them too.
We will never know: many cypherpunks had no mark on social media and anon posts.
Probably a digital ghost, which burned the nym to be safe.
Bitcoin is better as a decentralized digital product without a founder.
We are all Satoshi. "
Another Twitter user agreed with the Back thread and responded with the comment. "Legacy is what matters."
Back wants the community to focus on the future of the cryptocurrency space rather than wondering who Satoshi is.
"I agree with that statement.
the credit is irrelevant, the result is what counts too ”.
As Bitcoin matures and its community grows in size, it only becomes more difficult to control. Many cryptocurrency entrepreneurs seem to agree that the Satoshi Nakamoto's identity becomes less important with each passing day.