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Who Stole Bitcoin?

On October 31st, 2008, a man or woman going by the name Satoshi Nakamoto posted a paper to a cryptography mailing list titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.” Nakamoto proposed building a decentralized electronic cash system that would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without the need for a financial institution in the middle.

Bitcoin, the first and most well-known cryptocurrency, was born.

Nakamoto’s paper laid out a plan for how the Bitcoin network would function and how bitcoins would be “mined” into existence. But Nakamoto’s real identity has never been revealed and, as of this writing, Nakamoto’s original paper is the only record of his or her existence.

After posting the paper, Nakamoto vanished. He or she has never been heard from again.

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As Bitcoin’s price has soared in recent years, so too has public interest in Satoshi Nakamoto. Who is this person (or persons) responsible for creating one of the most consequential inventions of our time? Unfortunately, we may never know for sure.

Satoshi Nakamoto is a pseudonym and could represent one person or a group of people. Whoever Nakamoto is, he or she has remained stubbornly anonymous throughout the years despite intense media scrutiny and multiple attempts by investigative journalists to uncover his or her true identity.

The only thing we know for sure is that whoever Nakamoto is, he or she is extremely wealthy. At current prices, Nakamoto’s undisclosed bitcoin stash is worth over $10 billion.

But even if we never find out who Satoshi Nakamoto is, his or her invention—bitcoin—has changed the world forever.

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