Supposing that you had the possibility of creating the system on which Bitcoin is based, would you have had Bitcoin coins without knowing its potential? Or better yet, is there a chance that the mysterious Satoshi was the one who created that system? If so, we would be talking about Adam Back as Satoshi Nakamoto.
For those who don’t know, Adam Back is a British cryptographer and crypto hacker. Back is best known for having been the inventor of Hashcash, the proof-of-work system used by Bitcoin.
Given this fact, for some years he has been asked if Adam Back is not the same Satoshi Nakamoto, considering that it was precisely in his technology that Bitcoin was based.
Adam Back, also known as Satoshi Nakamoto? Not really
Recently on his Twitter account, Adam Back denied it once again. In a tweet the user @MitsuhBailey wrote Back the following: “Adam is Satoshi until someone comes up with a better theory to contradict him“
Given this, Back (@ adam3us) answered: “We are all Satoshi, except you know who. But not me” Then, the same user asked Adam if he didn’t have Bitcoins that had been mined before 2010, and the latter said he wasn’t mining in 2009, even though he certainly owns BTC.
The funny thing is that @MitsuhBailey comments something key: “It is interesting to think that you did not want to have Bitcoin, as it is largely based on your Hashcash invention”
Back himself then comments “As I have been saying, I am not Satoshi”. Even then he says: “Metaphorically we are all Satoshi, but specifically I am not.”
Who are Nakamoto’s other possible identity options?
Speculation around the figure of the Bitcoin creator (or creators) is not new. Since the beginning of Bitcoin we have only known this pseudonym, but not a real identity.
Thus, since 2010 the real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto has been related to candidates that include Wei Dai, Hal Finney and their subsequent denials. Similarly, the possibility that Satoshi Nakamoto is a group of computer technicians from the European financial sector has been pointed out.
In his P2P Foundation profile, Nakamoto once claimed to be a 37-year-old man living in Japan. However, some speculated that its origin was unlikely to be Japanese due to its perfect use of English and the fact that Bitcoin software is neither documented nor labeled in Japanese.
After years of speculation, the truth is that Nakamoto continues to feel a total mystery to the world. Do you think that someday we will know? Who do you think is behind the origin of Bitcoin really?