Mask solved the biggest mystery of cryptocurrency? “I think this man created Bitcoin”
The world’s biggest cryptocurrency mystery – the true identity of the person who created Bitcoin, known as Satoshi Nakamoto, is still unknown.
However, the richest man in the world, Elon Musk, claims that the Hungarian cryptocurrency expert Nick Szabo could be Nakamoto writes Russia Today.
“You can look at the evolution of ideas before the launch of Bitcoin and see who wrote about those ideas,” Musk told artificial intelligence researcher Lex Friedman on his podcast.
The leader of Tesla also rejected claims that he could be Satoshi, saying that he would not hide it.
Musk said that he cannot say with certainty that he knows who created Bitcoin, but Sab’s theories seem to him to be the basis of the first cryptocurrency.
“It seems like Nick Szabo is probably, more than anyone else, responsible for the evolution of these ideas,” he said.
“He claims that he is not Nakamoto, but it seems that he is more responsible than anyone else for the ideas that led to Bitcoin,” Musk stated.
In 2014, a team of researchers studied Nakamoto’s document on Bitcoin together with the writings of Szabo and 10 other potential creators of this cryptocurrency.
“The number of similarities between Sab’s writing and the Bitcoin White Paper is incredible,” they said, adding that “none of the other possible authors were nearly as accurate.”
Before Bitcoin was launched in 2008, Szabo commented on his blog “the intention to create a living version of a hypothetical currency”.
He developed the mechanism of digital money known as Szabo Bit Gold between 1998 and 2005.
However, this cryptographer, also known for his research on digital contracts, has repeatedly denied that he was the inventor of Bitcoin.