Ten years without a trace of the "Father of Bitcoin": what did Satoshi Nakamoto say in his last message?

Ten years without a trace of the "Father of Bitcoin": what did Satoshi Nakamoto say in his last message?

Ten years ago the "Father of Bitcoin" decided to disappear leaving a creation that will change - and is actually changing - the world's economy. What did Satoshi Nakamoto say in his last message? Discover all about him in this article. Keep reading for more information.

Ten years ago the "Father of Bitcoin" decided to disappear leaving a creation that will change - and is actually changing - the world's economy. What did Satoshi Nakamoto say in his last message? Discover all about him in this article. Keep reading for more information.

It has been a decade since Satoshi Nakamoto remained permanently silent, leaving behind the trace of his major creation for which he is recognized in the world, which represents for many the greatest economic revolution of this time: Bitcoin.

It has been a decade since Satoshi Nakamoto remained permanently silent

On April 26, 2011, the person behind the pseudonym sent the last known email. His receiver was Gavin Andresen, who already served as the main maintainer of the Bitcoin code and head of Bitcoin Core, as the successor to Satoshi himself.

Nakamoto briefly expressed his concerns about the management of the project and his own figure: he did not like being presented by Andresen himself as "mysterious and shady", because of the damaging potential of that image against bitcoin.

"I wish you didn't keep talking about me as a shadowy, mysterious figure, the press just takes it [bitcoin] as some kind of pirate currency. Instead, you could put more emphasis on the idea that it's an open-source project and give more emphasis on the contributions of your collaborators, which would help motivate them." This was the last message from Satoshi Nakamoto to Gavin Andresen.

This was the last message from Satoshi Nakamoto to Gavin Andresen.

A decade later, Satoshi Nakamoto is an iconic figure. Not grim, perhaps, but as mysterious as he feared it would appear. The unknown behind the creator does not appear to have affected Bitcoin in subsequent years.

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