Blockstream CEO and Co-founder, Adam Back said in a tweet yesterday that Satoshi Nakamoto did one of the wisest things by leaving. He remarked that all those who could have been credible candidates for being the estranged Bitcoin creator have denied the claim, and those who did, are not credible at all.
All credible candidates have said emphatically that they are not Satoshi, odd pretenders are non-credible. We'll likely never know, effectively there is no Satoshi – we have to think for ourselves. This is good, leaving was one of the wisest things he did. https://t.co/7zbyMjNV5M
— Adam Back (@adam3us) June 28, 2020
The mystery behind the real face of Satoshi Nakamoto, who pseudonymously created Bitcoin, is one of the most interesting ones since the turn of the century. Many have claimed to be the creator, but none of them could ever prove it. Therefore, the Blockstream chief said that we will never likely know who the real Satoshi Nakamoto was or is.
Like any other discussion relating Satoshi by major crypto players, industry experts have reacted to Back’s comments. Samson Mow, CSO of Blockstream and CEO of Pixelmatic, agreed to Back’s statement, adding that anyone who claims to be Satoshi is not Satoshi.
— Samson Mow (@Excellion) June 28, 2020
Likewise, while responding to a tweet by Nik Bougalis, Ripple Director, Ripple CTO David Schwartz said that he doesn’t think that Bitcoin was created by a single person. He said,
When a Twitter user asked him whether he was Satoshi, Schwartz said that he found out about Bitcoin only in 2011.
It's much more plausible to say that I was one of the people involved than that I was Satoshi. I certainly could have been one of the people involved. But, unfortunately for me, I didn't find out about bitcoin until 2011.
— David Schwartz (@JoelKatz) June 28, 2020
Schwartz also added that he has been selling his Bitcoin holdings steadily over the past few years. He backed this by saying that though he still is bullish about Bitcoin, the level of risk has got him selling BTC.