- Japanese mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki of Kyoto University has been assumed to be Nakamoto in the past.
- Another big name in crypto is Elon Musk, otherwise known as the CEO of Dogecoin.
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Mochizuki & Nelson
Ted Nelson, the American IT pioneer is a not so big name in the space but made a claim as to who he thought to be the infamous Satoshi Nakamoto - not you Craig.
In 2013, he suggested that Nakamoto could be Japanese mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki of Kyoto University.
Nelson’s evidence on Mochizuki was primarily ‘circumstantial’.
Nelson even came out to say that he would give some donations to charity if Mochizuki didn’t fess up to being the BTC creator.
“If that person denies being Satoshi, I will humbly give one bitcoin (at this instant worth about $123) to any charity he selects. If he is Satoshi and denies it, at least he will feel guilty. (One month time limit on denial– bitcoins are going UP.)”
Another big name in crypto is Elon Musk, otherwise known as the CEO of Dogecoin. Whereas he isn’t literally the head of the meme cryptocurrency, Musk is a big fan of the project and the space as a whole.
Also once tipped to be Nakamoto (since dissolved), Musk is one of the most successful businessmen on the planet. At the helm of Tesla, new technologies are like a fun hobby to the Dogecoin fan and blockchain is sure to be set in his headlights.
The rise in the price of cryptocurrencies has been often accompanied by an increase of general interest by big institutional investors and commentators like Musk and Mochizuki.
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