This is a very interesting question. As far as we know, the biggest owner of bitcoin is Satoshi Nakamoto, who is the founder of bitcoin. They have kept a million bitcoin with themselves which they mined when they started bitcoin.
Now, we know what you are thinking. This person is a billionaire now and may soon be one of the richest people on earth. It may make you wonder why this person isn’t more famous. Why do we not hear his name mentioned with other rich tech people like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg? Why is he such an enigma?
The answer is very interesting – he/she actually is an enigma, because we have no information about them. Yes, that is right, no one knows who created the bitcoin. Think about that. One of the most exciting currencies in the world right, an asset whose value has gone up 83,000% over the past few years, and no one even knows who started it all. This is the most science fiction aspect of bitcoin and honestly, we love it!
It’s not like people haven’t tried to figure out who Satoshi Nakamoto is. Professional investigators and many journalists have tried to locate the real Satoshi Nakamoto. They have talked to many people who claimed to be him but turned out to be posers. No one has yet been able to find out who created the bitcoin and what their real name is, where they live, or any other meaningful information about them at all.
How Bitcoin came to be
Ok, so if we don’t even know who created the bitcoin, how did it ever become so popular? That is because a research was published by someone using the username Satoshi Nakamoto to an online cryptography mailing list. Once people looked at the research closely and realized the implications of it they realized that this person had just created one of the most innovative and safest currencies ever made. The original paper is a thing of beauty. It proposes a new currency and also how to keep it genuine. This generated a lot of interest and bitcoin was born.
The original poster who posted the research stopped giving any updates and has been completely quiet over the past few years. We think we can understand why this person is being so quiet. They are the owner of billions of dollars in bitcoin. They probably don’t want anyone to know because they want to stay safe. There are many conspiracy theories about Satoshi Nakamoto, but then again the internet does love its conspiracy theories.
We think this is also why bitcoin has managed to work so successfully. It has no person controlling or managing bitcoin, it works purely on the basis of supply and demand, which keeps the whole system pure and corruption free. Maybe if there was a guy out there who controlled bitcoin, bitcoin would never be successful.