Bitcoin, the popular cryptocurrency founded by Satoshi Nakamoto (or a group of people), came into our lives in 2009. The reputation of electronic money worth more than $50,000 has spread all over the world. But on the contrary, no one knows the founder of Bitcoin.
So why does Satoshi Nakamoto choose to be anonymous, which opens the door to a new era in economic terms? Ten years after his last message, the mysterious inventor never showed up again. In April 2011, he sent his last message to friends who pioneered blockchain technology with him.
What was Satoshi Nakamoto’s last message?
Nakamoto’s last message was a farewell letter to his fellow developers. Satoshi wanted to get his hands off Bitcoin. Saying it was time to work on other projects, he sent this message to a colleague named Mike Hearn:
“I wish you hadn’t mentioned me like an enigmatic character. That’s why the press looks at what we’re doing as if we’re running a completely illegal or pirated coin. Instead, it would be better to highlight this open source project and support the developers involved. It would motivate them a lot more.”
On top of this email message, Satoshi Nakamoto removed his name from bitcoin’s copyrights. He has not been heard from since. Which undoubtedly fed his status as a legend.
Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?
Nakamoto, or a group of people with whom we do not know other than being the creator of Bitcoin, brought the blockchain database into our lives. Nakamoto, whose identity is by no means known, was allegedly born in Japan on April 5, 1975. However, there are also claims that he is not Japanese, but a cryptography expert and computer scientist living in America or Europe.
Satoshi Nakamoto, who continued to develop Bitcoin until December 2010 and then turned to other businesses, is thought to have about 1 million Bitcoins.