It was about time for the international hunt for Satoshi Nakamoto to begin. It’s been 10 years since the creation of Bitcoin, and still, nobody knows for sure who the genius creator behind blockchain and the “people’s currency” is.
Now, in the summer of 2018, the international campaign called #findsatoshi, has ignited a worldwide search for Bitcoin’s creator. From Japan to the US, all around the world, everyone wants to know who the true Satoshi is.
The project was launched by the Estonian German Neff, according to Bicoin News. He launched the campaign on a Russian crowdfunding platform with the goal of raising around $250,000 that will help him hire top-notch detectives and investigators from around the world to finally put an end to the Satoshi’s identity mystery.
Up until now, several people have claimed or suggested to be Satoshi Nakamoto, including Elon Musk, a Japanese American citizen whose name is Dorian Nakamoto, Craig Wright and others. The search for Bitcoin’s creator has been going on for years, but now the hunt is of another importance, according to the initiator,, Mr. Neff. The rationale behind the campaign is that the market has been so speculative and prices are so volatile, with a totally uncertain future, that the aim of creating Bitcoin and the founder are of crucial importance to the future of the “people’s currency”.
Up until now, the campaign has raised over $40,000 on the Russian website, Boomstarter. Part of the description reads:
“It’s about time we found Satoshi Nakamoto. Before the new economy gained momentum and until Bitcoin did not cost nearly $ 20.000, digital money could have been called “geek pampering”. The appearance of Bitcoin is widely compared to supernova explosion. And after one has happened, some uncertainty started to take place.”
And then, the campaign describes why it is so important to find Satoshi, who has so much power holding 1 million coins in his wallet as of today:
“The cryptocurrency world needs to be sure that the cryptocurrency is not a global fraud.
We, the fans of cryptocurrencies who sincerely believe in the ideals behind the digital money, should know who has more than 1 million coins in their wallet. And who could overthrow the market overnight, almost destroying it. At least one confirmed fact would be enough. There’s just too much risk for a new economic paradigm.”
There is also a video that describes shortly why is the search for Nakamoto initiated now and what will happen once the money is raised.