The identity of the creator of the virtual currency Bitcoins has eluded even its core developers. But computer visionary Ted Nelson thinks he has the answer.
Who is Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym for the person or group of people who came up with the original idea for the electronic cash system in 2008?
After contributing thousands of lines of code and hundreds of posts on Bitcoin, Nakamoto sent a note to a developer in April 2011 saying that he had “moved on to other things.” Later that year, the New Yorker and others tried to unravel the mystery, but came away empty-handed.
Ted Nelson, the sociologist who invented the term “hypertext,” thinks he knows who Nakamoto really is, and in the video below he calls out Japanese mathematician Shinichi Mochizukii, a math professor at Kyoto University.