Everything you need to know about Bitcoin, its mysterious origins, and the many alleged identities of its creator
Bitcoin is considered the preeminent cryptocurrency in the world, but there's still plenty of mystery surrounding its creation. Who came up with Bitcoin? Was it created by more than one person? And who is Satoshi Nakamoto?Here's a rundown on the currency's strange beginnings:
On Tuesday, Bitcoin hit a record high. How does its creator feel about its success?
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Why would someone go to all the trouble of creating a decentralized currency without sticking around to receive any of the credit?
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Dorian Nakamoto, Nick Szabo, and Craig Wright aren't the only ones who been pinned as the inventor of Bitcoin.
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Nick Szabo has been repeatedly identified as the creator of Bitcoin, a claim he denies.
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Wait, so who is this Japanese-American guy named Satoshi Nakamoto?
Two years later, the mysterious figure known as "Satoshi Nakamoto" disappears from the web.Advertisement
In 2011, the Silk Road, an online marketplace for illegal drugs, launches. It uses bitcoin as its chief form of currency.
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But Satoshi Nakamoto didn't work entirely alone.
On January 3, 2009, 30,000 lines of code spell out the beginning of Bitcoin.Advertisement
In 2008, the first inklings of bitcoin begin to circulate the web.
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