A Decade of Self-Professed Satoshi Nakamotos- Where Are These Claimants Now?

The mysterious creator of bitcoin has always been a topical conversation and over the years, a great number of self-proclaimed blockchain inventors have said that they once played the role of Satoshi Nakamoto. Of course, none of these so-called Satoshis have ever proven this to the greater cryptocurrency community, but it hasn’t stopped lots of people from trying.

Many Satoshis With Little Proof

Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of the Bitcoin blockchain, has always been one of the crypto community’s most popular subjects because the story is a thought-provoking mystery. Nakamoto could be an individual or a group, and there have been many theories that have caused people to suspect a number of known candidates.

Then there have been individuals that have outright proclaimed that they created the Bitcoin protocol, and they also produce wild stories that are used with the intent to sway people’s minds. There are also a few people who haven’t really said they once filled Satoshi Nakamoto’s shoes out loud, but have left so-called clues behind so they may be caught. Interestingly, in 2021 there hasn’t been any new self-styled Satoshi Nakamotos, but a few years prior, there was a bountiful amount of ostensible Bitcoin inventors.

The Hawaiian Nakamoto

In June 2018, armchair sleuths noticed a resident from Hawaii had filed trademark requests for the name “Bitcoin Cash.” The “Bitcoin Cash” trademark requests were filed by a Hawaiian resident named Ronald Keala Kua Maria. At that time, Kua Maria was sitting on a myriad of BCH and Satoshi Nakamoto-related web domains.

A Decade of Self-Professed Satoshi Nakamotos- Where Are These Claimants Now?
Ronald Keala Kua Maria is not really in the public eye, but his websites still claim that he created the Bitcoin network and the sites say he owns certain rights and trademarks.

Kua Maria filed the trademark requests with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that year, and his websites still exist to this day. The self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, Ronald Keala Kua Maria’s website satoshinakamoto.ws still says that he is Bitcoin’s creator.

The web page states:

I Ronald Keala Kua Maria also known as Satoshi Nakamoto inventor of Bitcoin and blockchain technology hereby affirm that all my copyrights including an equity based electronic reserve currency peer-to-peer electronic cash system.

Phil Wilson ‘Scronty’

In September 2018, Bitcoin.com News spoke with a man named Phil Wilson, otherwise known online as “Scronty.” Wilson also said he created the Bitcoin protocol and in 2017 he published a story called “Bitcoin Origins,” asserting he is 1/3 of the Satoshi Nakamoto group. Wilson claimed at the time that he worked with David Kleiman and Craig Wright.

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