Satoshi Nakamoto is the name of the person (or persons) credited for the creation of bitcoin (BTC).

His or her true identity is unknown even to this day, although several people have come forward claiming to be Nakamoto.

Nakamoto first introduced the world to the Bitcoin network in 2008 by writing an academic whitepaper, outlining the Bitcoin network’s technical specs and suggesting it could be a new online payment system.

In January of 2009, he released version 0.1 of the bitcoin software online, followed by the launch of the bitcoin network by defining the genesis block.

He worked on source code updates himself throughout 2010 until he ultimately handed off the project to other community members in late 2010.

Then he disappeared.

His vision ultimately led to the creation of the first blockchain database.

The timing of the release of the Bitcoin whitepaper coincides with the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 and peak distrust of traditional financial institutions that were bailed out by world governments.