Several people have claimed to be "Satoshi Nakamoto", the famous Bitcoin coder and developer, but the identity has never been confirmed.

Tech billionaire Elon Musk has added fuel to fire with his tweet on Bitcoin developer ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’. Musk, a cryptocurrency endorser, tweeted that the pseudonym used by the person/persons who created Bitcoin, is just a parts of brand names sewn together.

Musk shared a photo that had the names of the brands Samsung, Toshiba, Nakamichi and Motorola lined up. Circles pointed out chunks from these names ‘Sa’ from Samsung, ‘To’ from Toshiba, ‘Naka’ from Nakamichi and ‘Moto’ from Motorola indicating that the pseudonym ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ is just bits and parts of brand names put together.

Several people have claimed to be ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’, the famed Japanese coder and developer, but the identity was never confirmed. Nakamoto began writing the code for Bitcoin in 2007 and was active in the development till 2011. Speculations are rife that despite the Japanese pseudonym, Nakamoto is possibly not Japanese and may also be a team and not just one individual.

Twitter users had a field day after Elon Musk’s tweet on Nakamoto with many pitching their theories too.

Dogecoin creator who goes by the pseudonym Shibetoshi Nakamoto and has a verified Twitter account commented: “Woa the creator of bitcoin is half Japanese, a quarter Korean and a quarter American.”

In 2017, speculations arose whether Elon Musk is in fact Satoshi Nakamoto. The SpaceX and Tesla chief rubbished the rumours with a tweet.

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