The search for the real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of bitcoin, has fascinated people since the early days of the crypto-currency. Several times, people thought they had found him, but the search was ultimately unsuccessful.
It also fascinates Elon Musk, who has just shared a fairly old meme on the subject on Twitter without commenting further. It shows the logos of various Asian technology companies. By circling parts of their names, one can then compose Satoshi Nakamoto.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 9, 2022
Elon Musk thinks he knows who is behind the alias Satoshi Nakamoto
It remains to be seen why the Tesla boss published this tweet. The first and most likely explanation is that it was a simple ironic message in the form of a joke with no hidden meaning.
But the Internet is still the Internet, and many twists have been spinning theories about the publication. Some believe that the entrepreneur is suggesting that Satoshi Nakamoto is not Japanese but rather Korean-American. Moreover, some have also considered the fact that the creator of bitcoin is not a single person but a collective.
In any case, Elon Musk seems to be very concerned about this quest for the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. In an interview with artificial intelligence researcher Lex Friedman at the end of last year, he expressed his conviction. According to him, the creator of bitcoin is none other than Nick Szabo, a global expert in cryptocurrencies.