On the tenth anniversary of its inception, could the creator of Bitcoin, the enigmatic Satoshi Nakamoto be about to publish a tell-all book, revealing once-and-for-all who or what was behind the single most radical idea in decades? According to a mysterious post, that’s exactly what’s about to happen!
Is the as-yet still unknown creator of Bitcoin about to write a book and come-clean about one of the great modern mysteries? Will the world finally get to see exactly who was behind the “white paper” (pictured) that a decade ago provided the blueprint for blockchain technology and cryptocurrency – Bitcoin being the first ever example? Will the person or persons hiding behind Satoshi Nakamoto finally be revealed?
Did Satoshi Nakamoto Post Friday’s Cryptic Message?
On Friday (June 28) someone posted a cryptic message to a website that has apparently been linked with Satoshi Nakamoto in the past. The site is called http://nakamotofamilyfoundation.org/, and the message – in a vague, roundabout way – alludes to the possible publication of a book that would reveal all about those early days of Bitcoin.
The post is rambling, and at first glance somewhat nonsensical. However, one can now expect scours of Bitcoin-devotees to pour over this post and its few paragraphs and analyze it to death.
For what it’s worth, the post mentions the “first excerpt to a literary work consisting of two parts”, which will be “a short story if you will, with some of the most brought up questions and answers. I wanted the people and the facts to be known.”
The post includes a “cryptogram” which is meant to be a bit of “pure fun” and not some kind of clue – or is it?
Is The Real Satoshi Nakamoto Finally About To Be Unveiled?
Since 2008, the speculation as to who or what is Satoshi Nakamoto and the resulting conspiracy theory has been rivalled only by “Who Killed JFK?”, “Was Princess Diana’s Death Really an Accident?”, and “Was 9/11 An Inside Job?”
In 2014, a disheveled Japanese-American man (pictured) was claimed by US magazine Newsweek to be Satoshi Nakamoto, something he denied vehemently. The following year an Australian academic and entrepreneur name Craig Wright had many convinced he was the man behind the mask, although he has since denied it. Many believe that Nakamoto is an alias for a high-profile tech billionaire like Twitter founder and self-confessed Bitcoin fan Jack Dorsey.
The truth is, very few classic mysteries are ever solved, dating back to Jack the Ripper and beyond. Even though it was only a decade ago, the whole Satoshi Nakamoto saga already has the feel of a classic mystery that may well keep otherwise sane people obsessing over who really was behind an idea so profound that it may yet have a major effect on the world for many years to come.