More than ten years ago, a certain “Satoshi Nakamoto” released the whitepaper Bitcoin: A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System. The paper simply described the digital currency as how it was defined in that title. For how Bitcoin has since been disrupting the financial industry, the paper was surprisingly only 10-pages long.
Nearly eleven years passed and Satoshi Nakamoto continues to be anonymous. Some believe that name is actually a pseudonym of the group of individuals who developed the technology. Whatever or whoever is behind that name, he or they was one of the world’s 50 richest people as of 2017. Satoshi Nakamoto was estimated to be worth $19.4 billion and he or they would have been the 44th richest person in the world according to the Forbes rich list.