20 May '13, 1pm

Bitcoin's big mystery: who created the virtual currency system?

It’s no secret that Bitcoin comes with its fair share of controversy but what most people don’t realize is, it’s also shrouded in a veil of mystery. That’s because, even five years after its launch, nobody knows who came up with the original idea for the virtual currency system. It’s an interesting story when you consider that even developers have no idea who created it. All that’s known about the person behind it is that he goes by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. That is, until now . Computer visionary Ted Nelson believes he now knows who started Bitcoin – a math professor at Kyoto University named Shinichi Mochizuki. Naturally, Nelson didn’t offer up a ton of evidence when he announced the discovery on YouTube. In trying to determine the person’s identity, Nelson said he asked himself what Sherlock Holmes would have done. He did say, however, that Mochizuki was a brillia...

Full article: http://www.techspot.com/news/52632-bitcoins-big-mystery-w...

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