Although his real name is not Satoshi Nakamoto, and nobody knows what it is, the creator of Bitcoin turns 47 this Tuesday, April 5. At least this is the only date related to his identity, despite being one more asset of this genius.
In fact, April 5 is the date that the US confiscated gold from its citizens through a law in 1933. Therefore, this information seems to be more of a joke for those trying to get more information about his identity.
Coincidentally, recently Craig Wright, the self-styled creator of Bitcoin, gave a statement on how he came up with the name Satoshi Nakamoto. However, it seems to be another false story to get attention.
How old is Satoshi Nakamoto?
According to the P2P Foundation website, used by Satoshi Nakamoto to promote Bitcoin in 2009, the birth date of the creator of BTC is April 5, 1975. Therefore, Satoshi Nakamoto would be turning 47 in 2022.
However, as explained above, this is probably a fake date, used by Nakamoto out of an obligation to register on this site. In this way, in addition to your name, we also don’t know when your birthday is, or even what year you were born.
In any case, the good humor in the choice of this date is also a warning to distrust governments. After all, they confiscated the gold of its citizens in 1933, in the United States, and they did the same with the savings, in Brazil, in 1990.
Confiscation of bitcoins?
On Bitcoin, although it does not have a central point, it should be noted that they can be confiscated if someone has access to your private keys. Despite this, so far most cases are related to crimes such as robberies.
However, it only takes one politician to sign a law to make Bitcoin illegal, as it happened in china. Therefore, this pseudo-birthday of Satoshi Nakamoto is a reminder of the extreme importance of keeping his private keys safe, as well as not using third-party services for safekeeping.
After all, the Canadian government recently made a desperate attempt to seize bitcoins sent to truckers holding protests. Some of these were confiscated by the authorities, so be careful.