The manhunt for the man who was worth 1 million bitcoins continues – was Satoshi Nakamoto a Londoner?

Von | 30. November 2020

Tea time for Bitcoin?

More than 12 years after the publication of the original Bitcoin network white paper, the mystery remains complete around its creator, known only as Satoshi Nakamoto. However, new clues introduce the hypothesis that the inventor of Profit Revolution resided in England.
The London track closely scrutinized

According to Doncho Karaivanov, who publishes his analysis in The Chain Bulletin, London would be the most likely place where Satoshi Nakamoto would have worked on the Bitcoin Project (BTC) between 2008 and 2010.

Before stating that the creator of Bitcoin lived in the capital of the United Kingdom, the author first analyzed 3 of its communication elements :

The compilation of all these activities, below, allows us to see the periods of work favored by Satoshi. Unfortunately, this first methodology does not allow – at least not by itself – to affirm with certainty that Satoshi was Londonian at the time of the creation of Bitcoin.

Compilation of all Satoshi Nakamoto’s activities (London time zone)

On the other hand, these time slots make it possible to exclude the hypothesis of a Japanese or Australian Satoshi (cuckoo, Craig Wright!) … unless the inventor of Bitcoin was „a vampire“ who only liked to work in the middle of the night, after midnight, to use the words of our investigator.

The genesis block, the key to the mystery of Nakamoto?

Doncho Karaivanov has, on the other hand, fleshed out this British location of Satoshi with the famous excerpt from The Times newspaper, included in the very first block – the genesis block – of the Bitcoin block, on January 3, 2009.

According to the analyst, only the English printed edition of The Times included the headline that was included at the beginning of Bitcoin (opposite), as a criticism of the economic system and the financial crisis of 2008.

Indeed, the online edition of the Times included the name of the British Chancellor (Alistair Darling) in addition to the headline. The American edition, on the other hand, did not include this (Anglo-centric) story on its main page.

Another very British clue, according to Doncho Karaivanov: Satoshi’s spelling preferences. Indeed, Satoshi has always preferred the word endings „-ise“ and „our“, rather than the more American endings „-ize“ and „-or“. This example of English words he used seems to prove it: „organize, analyze, neighbor, color“. The use of the word „bloody“ would also be very British.

The mystery about Satoshi Nakamoto is not yet solved, even though many investigators are trying to put together every little piece of this immense puzzle. The puzzle may remain unfinished forever, and Bitcoin will continue to live without its creator, as it has since April 2011, when Satoshi’s last sign of life was revealed.