A new (and old) candidate for the identity of the inventor of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, has appeared on the scene. In a video uploaded to YouTube entitled “Bitcoin – Demasking Satoshi Nakamoto”, a new attempt has been made to prove that Nakamoto is the co-founder and CEO of Blockstream, Adam Back.
This is a summary of the video, I think it is the right choice for Satoshi to remain anonymous. We should cherish this, but it is in man’s nature to want to know everything. Draw your own conclusions.
The video, which was released on May 11, 2020 by the channel “Barely Sociable”, is the third part of a series that examines facts, arguments and candidates that might be behind the identity of the inventor of Bitcoin. Satoshi Nakamoto is probably one of the most discussed pseudonyms on the Internet. From Craig Wright, the inventor of Bitcoin SV, the equally anonymous inventor of Monero, Nicolas van Saberhagen, and even John McAfee, the list of candidates and people who have theories about the name Nakamoto is long.
Is the inventor of Bitcoin hiding in plain sight?
In the video mentioned above, the earlier traces and recent activities on the Internet related to Satoshi were analyzed. In this way, the video establishes a relationship between Satoshi and Blockstream co-founder Adam Back. The video makes use of previously used techniques such as analysis of both writing styles, background analysis, and academic profile.
However, via his Twitter account, Back denied the theory of the aforementioned video. Back made it clear that despite the evidence, he is not Satoshi and is not interested in being Satoshi. Back explained the following:
Some people claim to be Satoshi, days of Google research, blogging stories, and courts lead to widespread disbelief.
I seem to need the opposite: I am not Satoshi, although this was recently claimed in a video / Reddit. Some factors and the timing may seem suspicious in hindsight, but coincidence and facts are not the same.
In the comment above, Back refers to Craig Wright, among others. The inventor of Bitcoin SV is known in the crypto community as “Faketoshi” and is famous for the many lawsuits he has filed against personalities from the crypto space, including Adam Back and Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin. Back also added the following, refuting the similarities between him and Satoshi
There’s more – some of what they researched on Google is true: I moved to Malta, an EU tax haven, in 2009. Pure coincidence, although I knew about Bitcoin from Satoshi’s emails from 2008. I was born in London. I use double spaces and the native spelling British. can program C++.
Another evidence that points to Back as Satoshi is the fact that messages between the inventor of Bitcoin and Back, unlike other messages, are not available to the public. Instead, Blockstream’s CEO has kept the messages secret. At the same time, a publication unveiled by Back himself in mid-April indicated that Nakamoto may have had the idea for Bitcoin 10 years before the white paper was published.
The video also points out Back’s involvement in the creation of Bitcoin. According to the white paper, Bitcoin was inspired by payment systems such as b-money and eCash. Bitcoin was also inspired by HashCash, which was created by Adam Back in 1997. HashCash uses a consensus algorithm similar to the Proof of Work that Bitcoin uses today. Despite all the evidence, Back has always denied that he is Satoshi Nakamoto. About the true identity of the inventor of Bitcoin, Back said that although he does not know exactly who he is, he does know some candidates with “relevant skills”.