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Satoshi Nakamoto Breaks Five-Year Silence with a Tweet

Updated: Feb 29


Satoshi Nakamoto Tweets on X platform after 5 years

A social media profile with the username @satoshi has recently ended its hiatus on X, the platform previously known as Twitter. This marks its first activity since 2018. The return of this account has sparked significant interest and conjecture within the cryptocurrency community. "Satoshi Nakamoto" is the pseudonymous identity attributed to the unidentified individual or group responsible for creating Bitcoin, adding to the curiosity surrounding this development.


The tweet under discussion has suggested delving into elements that were not explicitly outlined in the original Bitcoin white paper and has captured considerable interest, amassing over 5 million views.


Nonetheless, the likelihood of this account being authentically linked to the enigmatic creator of Bitcoin is exceedingly slim, primarily due to X's policy permitting anyone to acquire a verified badge through a paid subscription. This feature was introduced by the platform's new owner, Elon Musk.


The general consensus among users is that the genuine Satoshi Nakamoto would not opt for a feature that compromises anonymity or engage with an application that poses potential security risks. This prevailing viewpoint firmly categorizes the account as inauthentic and potentially an attempt at "larping" (live-action role-playing).


Numerous cautionary voices have advised against clicking on any links that might be shared by the account, as it is susceptible to potential misuse by scammers.


Satoshi Nakamoto

The enigmatic character emerged in the world of cryptocurrency when they unveiled the groundbreaking Bitcoin white paper in 2008. Subsequently, the "true" Satoshi Nakamoto began a gradual withdrawal from public interactions and eventually disappeared from online forums around 2010. This mysterious vanishing act has only heightened the intrigue and speculation surrounding their identity. The recent reappearance of the @satoshi account has reignited debates and theories concerning Satoshi's current status and whereabouts.


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