WHO ARE YOU mr. Nakamoto?

October 31, 2008, at the dawn of the global financial crisis, there was a document that appeared on the mailing list of cryptographic community appeared, it was called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” the author of which was a person named Satoshi Nakamoto. In January 2009, on behalf of Nakamoto, there was a genesis block generated in the Bitcoin network, the hash files of which contained an encrypted message stating the title of the article from British newspaper “The Times” - 03 / Jan / 2009" Chancellor on brink of the second bailout for banks". A genius that was yet unknown to the world, had already hinted that the sad events of 2008 will repeat. The solution he proposed was a response to imperfection and depravity of the existing financial and credit system - centralized, corrupt, technologically imperfect and rapidly losing credibility.

People did not immediately understand what they were facing. But Bitcoin's fame had grown with it's price, and it had attracted the attention of the public. At the end of 2017, people went a little crazy. And the reason for it was Bitcoin. Watching at the rapid growth rate of the first cryptocurrency, people sold property, took loans and invested in digital gold, thereby increasing the market capitalization of it. The year of 2018, marked by a deep protracted downtrend, had brought many of these cryptoinvestors frustration and huge financial losses. Now the buzz around Bitcoin and other digital assets has subsided, and the cryptoindustry is beginning to acquire a legal field in a number of jurisdictions. And a lot of the crypto-enthusiasts are concerned with the same question, that did not find the answer to in the past 10 years.

Is Satoshi somewhere nearby?

Over the years that have passed since Nakamoto had disappeared from the network, many theories have accumulated conspiracy and versions of the origin of the creator of Bitcoin, and I spent a lot of time carefully studying them.

Here and there, new people who would claim themselves as Satoshi would appear. Some of them, such as the unfortunate Dorian Nakamoto in 2014, had become “Satoshi unwillingly” as a result of investigations conducted by nimble and nosy journalists. But there are other self-proclaimed “Creators” of the Great Chain, trying to earn their influence points on publicity. The most famous of the impostors is Craig Wright, an Australian entrepreneur with a doubtful past. However, Wright, like any other adventurers posing as Nakamoto, was doomed for failure and the loss of a good name in the eyes of the community.

In addition to it, there are other candidates for the role of anonymous genius. Gurus of programming and cryptography. Specialists involved in working on Bitcoin after the beginning of the network. The creators of other cryptocurrencies. For each of them there are a number of articles and materials that contain possible and not so versions of who is hiding under the name Satoshi Nakamoto.

Annualized Volatility Comparisons

2011 - 2014 2014 - 2018 BTC S&P500 Gold USD

If you invested $ 1,000 in bitcoin in:

Assumes investment was made on Jan. 1 of each year
yearWhat you'd have today
2011 $ 4 281 220
2012 $ 856 244
2013 $323 844
2014 $5 676
2015 $13 642
2016 $ 9 868
2017 $ 4 290
2018 $ 318

* source CNBC

Linguistic search for Nakamoto

Did you know, that there is such an interesting thing called stylometry. Linguists are using this method to identify relationships and stylistic similarities between the studied texts. A group of enthusiastic scientists from the University of Aston under the guidance of Dr. Jack Mane conducted a study called the Bitcoin Project, analyzing the similarities between white bitcoin paper and the texts of eleven man - the ones that are the best candidates for the role of the creator of bitcoin according to experts. The research results indicated an astounding amount of linguistic markers and similarities between the white paper of bitcoin and Nick Sabo's texts, the creator of smart contracts, and the concept called BitGold.

However, Sabo himself refuses to recognize himself as the creator of bitcoin, and he remains at his position. In addition to the Sabo, for the years of stylometric research a few more people had been quite similar to Satoshi in writing style and structure: Ian Grigg, Hal Finney, Wei Day Timothy May, Gavin Andresen. Poor Finney, who died in 2014 from severe disease, also came under suspicion because he lived not far from Dorian Nakamoto, who was mistakenly “exposed” and accepted by Newsweek correspondent Leah Goodman as the true Satoshi. During his lifetime Finny had clearly stated that he is not Nakamoto.

In 2011 Professor of Journalism Adam Penenberg for a few months studied the texts of Nakamoto. The analysis revealed a unique phrase - “Computationally impractical to reverse”, met, in addition to copies of texts by Satoshi only in one document - the patent application filed by Neal King, Charles Bray and Vladimir Oksman on August 15, 2008, 3 days before the registration of the domain bitcoin.org. The application described the operation of a peer-to-peer system based on cryptography. Penenberg stated, that the text analysis has shown a very strong similarity in style between those who have declared themselves on the net as Nakamoto and Neil King. And Neil King, of course had denied that he is Nakomoto.

Interesting fact

It should be added that the researchers were directed not only by the complex linguistic comparisons of Nakamoto's texts and probable candidates for his role. For example, Decentro Media conducted a detailed hieroglyphic analysis of his name. And, here's what happened:

Variants of the translation of the word “Nakamoto”:

  • The book is in the process of happening, which is everywhere
  • Root cause / basis in the process of what is happening

Variants of translation of Satoshi:

  • Wise
  • Clear thinking
  • City of plenty
  • Chronicler of history
  • The Origins of the Future or the Forthcoming
  • Smart heir

I don’t see any point in citing versions of decoding the full name, and here’s why, what is really worth paying attention to - is an impressive variety of interpretation elements / hieroglyphs that make up his name (“sato”, “shi”, “naka” and “moto”). Compound different options offers a huge scope for imagination and fantasy, since their potential amount is too large. “Satoshi Nakamoto” - someone's fiction, rebus name containing a secret meaning, that is only known to its creator. But what does all this give us in the dry residue, except for conspiracy theories in which we are trying to find who is Satoshi Nakamoto.

However, invisibly, Satoshi is somewhere near...

According to scientists and experts who studied the texts of Satoshi Nakamoto, this person had to be fluent in english (and both British and American), have deep knowledge in mathematics, computer science, economics, sociology and several other disciplines. The name Satoshi Nakamoto has so many possible interpretations that can be related to blockchain and bitcoin, which makes it seem that it had rather “Artificial” appearance of the world. Was he the genius of his time? Maybe. But I am sure that this is, indeed, not one person, but a group of people who united their brilliant minds and ideas in the pursuit of a new, more fair and perfect world. These are people who do not seek glory and public recognition. These are the people who care. I believe that there had to be someone who was the root cause of this group, that had created a fictional Japanese name. Someone who is charismatic, ideological, someone able to light a spark in the hearts of future pioneers of decentralization. And he almost managed to convince everyone that he doesn't exist at all ... However, Satoshi is still somewhere near ...

Perhaps right now he is sitting across the road from you in a Starbucks drinking cappuccino.
You may regularly encounter him in the supermarket or the subway.
Perhaps he is the person who is reading these lines right now; and if that's the case, I wanted to thank you for the Bitcoin))
Perhaps this is generally a project of special services or an alien mind.
Maybe, he's even Me ;)

But, please, think about this.

What is more important, who is Satoshi Nakamoto, or what he gave to the world ..?

Annualized Volatility Comparisons

2011 - 2014 2014 - 2018 BTC S&P500 Gold USD

If you invested $ 1,000 in bitcoin in:

Assumes investment was made on Jan. 1 of each year
yearWhat you'd have today
2011 $ 4 281 220
2012 $ 856 244
2013 $323 844
2014 $5 676
2015 $13 642
2016 $ 9 868
2017 $ 4 290
2018 $ 318

* source CNBC

Interesting fact

It should be added that the researchers were directed not only by the complex linguistic comparisons of Nakamoto's texts and probable candidates for his role. For example, Decentro Media conducted a detailed hieroglyphic analysis of his name. And, here's what happened:

Variants of the translation of the word “Nakamoto”:

  • The book is in the process of happening, which is everywhere
  • Root cause / basis in the process of what is happening

Variants of translation of Satoshi:

  • Wise
  • Clear thinking
  • City of plenty
  • Chronicler of history
  • The Origins of the Future or the Forthcoming
  • Smart heir

I don’t see any point in citing versions of decoding the full name, and here’s why, what is really worth paying attention to - is an impressive variety of interpretation elements / hieroglyphs that make up his name (“sato”, “shi”, “naka” and “moto”). Compound different options offers a huge scope for imagination and fantasy, since their potential amount is too large. “Satoshi Nakamoto” - someone's fiction, rebus name containing a secret meaning, that is only known to its creator. But what does all this give us in the dry residue, except for conspiracy theories in which we are trying to find who is Satoshi Nakamoto.