The quest for the real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of bitcoin, has fascinated since the beginnings of this crypto-currency. Several times, some thought they had found his trace, but this search ultimately proved fruitless.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 9, 2022
It also fascinates Elon Musk who just shared a fairly old meme on the subject on Twitter without commenting further. It contains the logos of various technology companies of Asian origin. By circling certain parts of their names, we can then compose Satoshi Nakamoto.
Elon Musk thinks he knows who is hiding behind the nickname Satoshi Nakamoto
It remains to be seen why the boss of Tesla published this tweet. A first explanation, and it is perhaps the most probable: it is a simple ironic message released in the form of a joke and which has no hidden meaning.
But the Internet remains the Internet and many tweeters have built theories around this publication. Some think in particular that the entrepreneur suggests that Satoshi Nakamoto is not Japanese but rather Korean-American. Moreover, some have also considered the fact that the creator of bitcoin is not a single person but a collective.
Anyway, Elon Musk seems very concerned about this quest for the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. During an interview with artificial intelligence researcher Lex Friedman at the end of last year, he expressed his conviction. According to him, the creator of bitcoin is none other than Nick Szabo, a world expert in cryptocurrencies.
The Tesla boss, however, remained cautious, specifying that Szabo is the one who “seems to be more responsible than anyone for the ideas behind bitcoin. You can watch the evolution of ideas before the launch of bitcoin and see who wrote about those ideas.” the New York Times had come to the same conclusion in an article published in 2015. However, the latter has always denied being the inventor of electronic money.