Satoshi Nakamoto has been an enigma for well over a decade and there’s been a number of suspects and self-styled Bitcoin inventors. One particular suspect is the computer engineer Wei Dai, the creator of the b-money system and the Crypto++ cryptographic library. Since the Bitcoin network was launched in 2009, a number of people have had suspicions that Wei Dai could have played the role of Nakamoto.
Wei Dai and Satoshi Nakamoto
We don’t know who is behind the real identity of the person or group of people that created Bitcoin. The anonymous creator(s) not only created one of the most robust cryptocurrencies the world has ever seen, but also managed to keep the identity of Bitcoin’s creator a secret for more than 11 years. In our fifth installment of the “Many Facts” series, we discussed how Dorian Nakamoto was accused of being the anonymous Bitcoin creator in 2014. The following is the sixth installment with a comprehensive look at the circumstantial evidence that might point to Wei Dai being Satoshi. Dai is a well known cypherpunk and he is referenced in the citations section at the end of the Bitcoin white paper. Over the last decade, a number of speculators have assumed Dai might be the cryptocurrency’s creator and a few armchair sleuths have tried to tie the two together as one.
Wei Dai (戴维) is a world-renowned cryptographer but has always kept an extremely low profile. Dai is the creator of the cryptographic algorithm schemes for the programming language C++ and still maintains Crypto++ to this day. Dai also wrote about a money system that is similar to bitcoin and Satoshi Nakamoto credited Dai’s b-money in the white paper. » Read Full Article «