Is Satoshi Nakamoto’s Unknown Identity Good or Bad for Bitcoin?

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Is Satoshi Nakamoto’s Unknown Identity Good or Bad for Bitcoin?
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The identity behind the pseudonym “Satoshi Nakamoto” the creator of the preeminent cryptocurrency, Bitcoin has been long hidden, and even after all the success the digital coin has achieved, the alleged creator is still nowhere to claim the glory. The mystery behind the unknown identity of the creator of the biggest cryptocurrency, for years, has been the talk of the financial world. Satoshi Nakamoto is so famous, he was listed among the 50 richest people in the world in 2019 by Forbes magazine. 

Throughout Bitcoin’s journey, many people have attempted to unearth the real identity of the person behind the digital coin. Some theories even suggest it was a group of people who were behind the revolution in the world of finance. Despite the numerous efforts and theories, the true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto remains unknown.

Bitcoin has achieved massive success over the years and its historic transition brings into question whether Satoshi’s identity matters and if the unknown identity of its creator or creators did play a part in the digital coin’s journey. While there may be several different opinions about this issue, it is widely believed that Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency that prides itself on total privacy, has benefited from having an anonymous creator or founder.

Privacy is one of the main reasons why Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been a success in the world of finance. The absolute freedom from third parties and other forms of interference was long waited in the finance world and cryptocurrencies providing that made it a haven for investors.

Privacy protects users from outside monitoring and threats which “enables digital immunity”. Satoshi’s unknown identity somewhat attests to the fact that indeed the digital coin takes its claim of privacy and anonymity extremely serious. Satoshi Nakamoto would have an estimated worth of over $17 billion at today’s Bitcoin price and so the question of “why is he or she or them not coming forward” to claim this invention, makes the whole anonymity and privacy aspect of the cryptocurrency a certainty.

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Satoshi’s unknown identity eliminates the possibility of being coerced or influenced by any authority being it the government, and Multi-million financial firms amongst others. With Bitcoin posing a threat to the existence of many financial transactions involving fiat currencies, the need to “check” it would be almost inevitable.

Bitcoin has seen rules and regulations made solely to regulate it. The unknown identity of its most trusted source has improved the digital coin’s overall “censorship resistance”, a factor which has aided in Bitcoin becoming the powerhouse that it is today in the world of finance.


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