On November 26, 2017, a news came out about a former SpaceX employee claiming that Elon Musk was “presumably” Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. Bitcoin was established in 2008 and claimed under the pseudonym “Satoshi Nakamoto”, the rumored holder of more than one million Bitcoins.
The secret of Satoshi has been a hotly debated issue in the digital currency world, with entrepreneurs regularly claiming and denying responsibility. Many individuals jumped at the opportunity to get a reaction out of Musk, with very little success on the first day.
In under 48 hours, the news reached Musk, who swung to Twitter to expose the claims in true Musk way:
“Not true. A friend sent me part of a BTC a few years, but I don’t know where it is.”
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The gossip started from this Medium post from Sahil Gupta, a student at Yale University and former intern at SpaceX. Gupta’s post was widely covered over media, bringing together a blend of supportive and skeptical responses. Normally, the dominant part of reactions was doubtful:
“Obviously, and on the 7th-day Musk rested.” – Phil Thompson
“Musk is a serial self-promoter. Had he come up with anything 1/1000 are groundbreaking we’d have known about it.” – Frayed_Knot
“I will debunk this right now. There is no way Elon Musk is Satoshi. He would never create a currency system that uses so much energy. One bitcoin transaction uses the amount of power an entire home uses in a full week. No way would he impact the environment like this.” – Adam W.
“Yes and no doubt one of his P.R. companies facilitated this article.” – Dave
The last comment can be easily exposed. Yes, Musk is capable of many things, but it is safe to say that he didn’t create Bitcoin.
With Musk’s latest response, the secret of Satoshi lives on and stays to be one of the best mysteries in the crypto world.
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