The Face Behind Bitcoin
Bitcoin’s biggest mystery has finally been solved: The crypto-currency’s creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, has finally been unmasked. Well, maybe.
Over the course of Bitcoin’s troubled and short history (hello Mt. Gox), people have wondered if Nakamoto was an alias for a single-minded genius, or perhaps a pseudonym for a group of libertarian hackers fearing reprisals from the government for their actions, or maybe even a nickname for a shadowy group of regulation-hating Wall Street programmers.
He’s actually a 64-year-old Japanese-American living in Temple City, California in a nondescript house and his name is—wait for it—Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto.
Yes, the most mysterious figure in the history of Bitcoin never had a secret identity at all and was using his real name this whole time.