Let’s leave Craig Wright aside for a while when it comes to theories about the creator of Bitcoin. Now, there’s a brand new fresh theory which has been circulating online, which seems more interesting, to be honest.
All about the cryptographic tech
The Daily Hodl has addressed the latest rumors in the crypto space which suggest that the BTC creator could very well be the fiction author Neal Stephenson.
The editor at Reason, Peter Suderman said that Stephenson could be Nakamoto due to some extremely detailed descriptions of the cryptographic technology that have been discovered in the man’s writings years before the most important digital asset was created.
The author wrote The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer back in 1995, in which he was detailing a peer-to-peer system that can power confidential communications and move money.
According to that specific novel, this system was so powerful that it was able to create a new world order and even triggered the fall of governments because they were no longer able to keep track of people’s income and collect taxes.
The writings could at least prove an association with Nakamoto
Suderman said that this is not necessarily real, that the author is Satoshi, but he also mentioned some other works of the author: Cryptonomicon, The Baroque Cycle, and even his new book, Fall, that could suggest at least an association with Nakamoto.
“Fall is, at least in part, a novel about very, very rich people entering the later stages of their lives and considering their legacies, financial and otherwise. Just as Stephenson’s earlier works made clear that he had spent a lot of time thinking about the nature of currency and what a digital version of it might look like, Fall suggests that the dispensing of great wealth is something that has occupied his thoughts.”
Suderman explained that Stephenson’s work might have at least had an influence on the development of Bitcoin and other technologies, even if the author isn’t Nakamoto.