Satoshi Nakamoto, the iconic founder of Bitcoin, celebrates 48 years old today, according to the information given to the global network P2P Foundation when they enrolled.
Though the identity of the Bitcoin (BTC) founder and thus their birthday is still unknown to the public, crypto users took notice when Satoshi’s age progresses by one year on their P2P Foundation profile, implying April 5, 1975.
Crypto users have speculated that the date because Satoshi may portray a group of people instead of a single individual is derived from a day in 1933 when United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt began withdrawing the country from the benchmark by granting an executive order requiring all U.S. citizens to bring back gold coins and gold certificates worth more than $100 to the Federal Reserve.
Numerous users on social media and online forums have speculated about the real identity of the person or individuals who contributed to establishing the original cryptocurrency.
Computer scientist and Bit Gold creator Nick Szabo, cryptographer Adam Back, and Japanese-American engineer and physicist Dorian Nakamoto are among the names suggested.
Satoshi Nakamoto’s birthday is today, April 5th. Background: On April 5, 1933, the US government banned individual gold storage in order to support the US dollar.
On the P2P Foundation Forum website, Satoshi chose this contentious date as his birthday. Congratulations on your birthday, Lugano Plan (@LuganoPlanB) Satoshi Nakamoto April 5, 2023.
Though Satoshi’s face is unidentified, members of the crypto community continue to honor him in other ways.
In 2021, a bronze statue of Satoshi Nakamoto was unveiled for visitors to Budapest’s Graphisoft Park, and every year, many people nominate Satoshi for the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
Other significant dates for Bitcoin enthusiasts include the publication of the Bitcoin white paper on Oct. 31, 2008, and Bitcoin Genesis Day on Jan. 3, 2009, when Satoshi mined the first BTC block, resulting in the minting of the first coins.
Several more are on the way, including the next Bitcoin halving in 2024, as well as the mining of the 21 millionth coin. Bitcoin was worth $28,296 at the time of publication, up more than 26% in the previous 30 days.
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