Bitcoin is the world’s first and most popular cryptocurrency and what makes it even more appealing is that no one knows the real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the person who is said to be the founder of the digital currency.
There have been multiple people who have come forward claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto and today another claimant to the name has thrown his hat in the ring – Bilal Khalid, a Pakistani.
In a three-part blog, Bilal, who has changed his name to James Caan – an ode to the actor who played Sonny Corleone in the Godfather – because he feels he is the Godfather of the digital currency.
In the blog, he has provided evidence to support his claim of being Satoshi Nakamoto along with his story on what inspired him to work on digital currency and why he decided to step back into the shadows.
The identity of Satoshi Nakamoto is important because he holds the largest quantity of Bitcoins and according to estimates, it should be worth $10 billion in today’s value. Bilal, in his blog, says that his father used to work in United Bank Limited (UBL) and “The choice of deriving the term “Bitcoin” from BCCI (the Bank of Credit and Commerce International) was because, in Chaldean numerology, the word Bitcoin is equivalent to the number 23, the digits of which when added together equate to the number 5. I wanted to equate the BCCI name to Bitcoin name, so I added “The” with BCCI. Though I first registered B-C-C-I as a domain name, “theBCCI” is equivalent to number 23.”
He also says,
I pledged to reveal my country of origin and my education. I am from Pakistan. I reside in the UK. I have never resided in the U.S. I was graduated from Al-Khair University in Pakistan. I took online courses from Yale in financial management, from Duke in behavioural finance, and from the University of California-Irvine in project management.
In the lengthy blog, he has attempted to provide evidence of how he created Bitcoin as well as the reasoning for limiting Bitcoin to only 21 million in total and how he lost his entire Bitcoin collection.
At the end of the first part of the blog, he concludes by saying,
So, if you don’t mind, go along with me in this revolution as we make stunning innovations for the continuum century and establish the framework for future ages to live in a secure, community-owned world. My full legal name is James Bilal Khalid Caan. But I will forever be known as Satoshi Nakamoto.
You can read his blog here and let us know what you think in the comments below