Satoshi Nakamoto is the ubiquitous and mysterious creator of Bitcoin. Satoshi Nakamoto authored the bitcoin white paper and was active in Bitcoin’s development until December 2010, when he posted his final message on the bitcointalk.org forums.
Satoshi’s identity remains a mystery until today, with several individuals having claimed or speculated to be Nakamoto himself. Nakamoto possibly owns around 1 million Bitcoins, but others believe this is unlikely due to Nakamoto’s desire for a fair launch. The majority of Satoshi-era wallets continue to stay dormant, and his/her identify remains unknown.
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Why did Satoshi disappear?
Due to his mysterious nature, It is impossible to know for sure as none of his collaborators ever met him in person. It is likely that Satoshi wished to remain private and did not want to be seen as a “central figure” controlling Bitcoin. Satoshi had said “I’ve moved on to other things” and that Bitcoin’s development was “in good hands with Gavin and everyone.”