Satoshi Nakamoto is the inventor of bitcoin, but his real identity is still a mystery. Still, we may have come a little closer to unraveling that mystery again. A researcher claims to have discovered an old Twitter profile that he believed once belonged to Nakamoto.
Satoshi Nakamoto is the name given above the white paper about cryptocurrency. In the paper Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System Nakamoto explains the basics of electronic cash, blockchain and bitcoin mining.
But who Satoshi Nakamoto really is, that turns out to be one of the greatest mysteries of the cryptocurrency world. In recent years, many theories have been circulated about his true identity, but none of them appear to be watertight. It is not entirely illogical that the search continues, as the man would be worth about $ 50 billion according to recent estimates.
Analysis of tweets
And so a small puzzle piece may have been solved in that quest. One appeared recently research from a man who claims to have discovered Satoshi Nakamoto’s secret old Twitter account.
He came to that conclusion based on an extensive analysis of when the account in question – which was active from 2008 to 2010 – posted certain things. For example, there are frequent references to issues such as decentralization, the financial crisis, people who lost their homes, fiat currency and criticism of the Federal Reserve. All these matters are also regularly discussed by Satoshi in his emails and forum posts during the same period.
The account @fafcffacfff – aka GoldLover – is also the second Twitter account ever to tweet about bitcoin. The first to do so was Hal Finney, one of the first developers to contribute to the bitcoin protocol and receive the very first bitcoin transaction ever from Satoshi Nakamoto.