Satoshi Nakamoto is the inventor of the Bitcoin protocol, which he published in a whitepaper in November 2008 via an encrypted e-mail address.
Nobody knows if Satoshi Nakamoto was a male, a female or a group of people (or even a government organization) though many theories exist. The last time anybody heard from him was in the spring of 2011 when he posted a message saying he had moved on to other things. Until that time he was part of the project development team, however by the end of 2010 he had all but disappeared.
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