13 years ago, Satoshi Nakamoto published his last message on the Bitcoin Talk forum, before disappearing a few months later. Let’s take a look back at the events that keep the mystery surrounding the creation of Bitcoin (BTC) alive
Satoshi Nakamoto published his last message on the Bitcoin Talk forum, 13 years ago
It’s the cryptocurrency ecosystem’s biggest mystery: Satoshi Nakamoto. It’s now 13 years to the day, on December 12, 2010, that the creator of Bitcoin (BTC) posted one last message on the Bitcoin Talk forum before disappearing publicly.
To be exact, the message was edited one last time the following day. What’s most curious is that it’s not even a farewell message, but simply comments on version 0.3.19 of the Bitcoin Core software and what still needed to be improved:
This sudden disappearance has fuelled many theories, the answers to which we’ll probably never know.
This is all the more ironic, given that the man himself didn’t like to be referred to as a mysterious person. In fact, he communicated one last time a few months later, on April 26, 2011, in an e-mail addressed to Gavin Andresen:
“I wish you wouldn’t keep talking about me as some mysterious dark character, the press just turns it into pirate currency. Maybe instead talk about the open source project and give more credit to your development contributors; it helps motivate them. “
Thus the last known message from the inventor of Bitcoin, for whom speculations around identity run wild, all with more or less solid credibility ranging from Hal Finney to the CIA.
Since then, the famous “peer-to-peer electronic money system” has come a long way, seeing widespread adoption all over the world, although many stereotypes die hard.
For his part, Satoshi Nakamoto also left behind over a million BTC still dormant today. At the time of writing, the asset was trading at around $41,500 each.