A Decade of Self-Professed Satoshi Nakamotos- Where Are These Claimants Now?

A Decade of Self-Professed Satoshi Nakamotos- Where Are These Claimants Now?

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May 16, 2021 by Bobby Chaim
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The mysterious creator of bitcoin has always been a topical conversation and over the years, a great number of self-proclaimed blockchain inventors have said that they once played the role of Satoshi Nakamoto. Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of the Bitcoin blockchain, has always been one of the crypto community’s most popular subjects because the story
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The mysterious creator of bitcoin has always been a topical conversation and over the years, a great number of self-proclaimed blockchain inventors have said that they once played the role of Satoshi Nakamoto.

Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of the Bitcoin blockchain, has always been one of the crypto community’s most popular subjects because the story is a thought-provoking mystery.

Then there have been individuals that have outright proclaimed that they created the Bitcoin protocol, and they also produce wild stories that are used with the intent to sway people’s minds.

In June 2018, armchair sleuths noticed a resident from Hawaii had filed trademark requests for the name “Bitcoin Cash.” The “Bitcoin Cash” trademark requests were filed by a Hawaiian resident named Ronald Keala Kua Maria.

Kua Maria filed the trademark requests with the United States Patent and Trademark Office that year, and his websites still exist to this day.

In September 2018, Bitcoin.com News spoke with a man named Phil Wilson, otherwise known online as “Scronty.” Wilson also said he created the Bitcoin protocol and in 2017 he published a story called “Bitcoin Origins,” asserting he is 1/3 of the Satoshi Nakamoto group.

Wilson is still on Twitter to this very day, but he doesn’t speak about his alleged involvement with the so-called Satoshi Nakamoto ‘team’ as much as he did three years ago.

Back in 2019, a Belgium native called Debo Jurgen Etienne Guido made a few headlines for claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto.

In the letter, Debo said he was the “genuine and only originator/creator of the genesis block of the Bitcoin blockchain.” This week, Debo even responded to Elon Musk’s criticisms over Bitcoin’s effect on the global climate.

In August 2019, a marketing and public relations agency specializing in fintech, Ivy McLemore & Associates published a press release about a man called Bilal Khalid.

The self-proclaimed Bitcoin inventor from Pakistan has not made any appearances since the announcement two years ago, and Ivy McLemore stopped tweeting altogether on November 4, 2019.

Leising’s story wasn’t verifiable at all, and these days he hasn’t mentioned this wild story he pushed into the public eye back in the summer of 2018.

This list barely scratches the surface when it comes to all the ostensible Nakamotos that have come out of the woodwork.

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