20. Dezember 2020

Satoshi Nakamoto would have lived in London

Satoshi Nakamoto would have been in London while he was writing the Bitcoin whitepaper.

After all these years, the inventor of the first blockchain is still anonymous, but there are more and more theories about who he might be.

And so, new research from The Chain Bulletin suggests that he would have lived in London.

The research is based on an analysis of all Satoshi’s writings left on the web, including 539 posts on the Bitcointalk forum, 34 emails, 169 codes, metadata from the whitepaper, several Wayback Machine archives and the genesis block.

All the research is based on timestamps of his writings, from which we can see that the various posts and emails were written in the UTC time zone, i.e. London time zone.

In fact, first of all the research starts by saying that when Satoshi announced the creation of Bitcoin his email of December 13, 2010 had a time stamp based on the UTC time zone, as well as his posts on Bitcoin Freedom and other emails.

Satoshi Nakamoto and the title of the London Times

In addition, the genesis block featured the title of the front-page article in the Times of London newspaper on 3 January 2009, the famous „Chancellor on Brink of Second Bailout for Banks“.

The researcher explained that:

„This exact issue of the Times did not come out in the United States“.

This would suggest that Satoshi would have had to be in London to read that article, as the online version of the same article also had a different title.

By the way, looking at the distribution data of the hard copies of the Times at that time, we read that 1 out of 2 copies were distributed in London, so this makes it likely that Satoshi was in the Capital and not in some other English town.

Obviously nothing is certain and who knows if one day we will ever find out who Satoshi Nakamoto is, if a single person, a woman, a group of people or if he is still alive. Of course, the search to find out who he is will continue for a long time.