Five Potential Contenders for the Bitcoin Founder's Identity

Krutika Adani

Craig Wright

Creator of Bitcoin SV, Craig Wright has been touted several times as the original Satoshi Nakamoto.

Nick Szabo

Master cryptographer and the creator of the first smart contracts, Nick Szabo is a strong contender.

Elon Musk

Elon Musk’s love for cryptocurrency and his ability to influence the markets would always make him a potential contender.

Paul le Roux

In 2019 journalist Evan Ratliff claimed him as Satoshi  Nakamoto. He claimed Bitcoin was created as a means of drug trade.

Adam Back

Back was the creator of Bitcoin predecessor Hash Cash and was claimed to be Nakamoto by Barely Social.