He is considered to be the creator of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.
In 2008, a paper entitled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System. (Nakamoto)” was published under the name Satoshi Nakamoto, and the Bitcoin network was launched based on the reference implementation released in 2009.
After publishing his paper, he continued to be involved in the development of related software, but gradually handed over control to other developers and disappeared from the stage.
His name is reminiscent of Japanese, but his true identity, including whether it is his real name, is unknown. It is sometimes written in Chinese characters as “中本哲史”.