News - Satoshi Nakamoto: the inventor of Bitcoin disappeared 13 years ago today

By Mike Hesp

Satoshi Nakamoto: the inventor of Bitcoin disappeared 13 years ago today

On December 12, 2010, Bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto wrote his last post - these were his last words.

To this day, the true identity of Bitcoin-founder Satoshi Nakamoto a mystery. The few clues about his person: emails and forum posts he wrote until his disappearance in 2010.

His last forum post was published on on Dec. 12, 2010. It was titled: "Some DoS limits added, safe mode removed". Among other things, he wrote the following paragraph : "There is more work to do on DoS, but I am doing a quick build of what I have so far in case it is needed before venturing into more complex ideas."

The last message from Satoshi Nakamoto

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In those early days, the Bitcoin price was around 20 cents, a niche phenomenon that few people knew about until then.

But it wasn't until October of this year that a previously unknown email from the creator of Bitcoin surfaced. It is a message dated Aug. 22, 2008, to Wei Dai.

Dai had been working on a digital money system called "b-money" since 1998. Apparently, Satoshi was inspired by this, which is also confirmed by the e-mail. In it, the Bitcoin founder asks for the publication date of the b-money page so he can quote it in his upcoming work. A few months later, on Oct. 31, 2008, he published the white paper on Bitcoin. He attached a first draft to the e-mail to Dai.

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