Sahil Gupta, a former SpaceX intern, continues to believe that Elon Musk the centibillionaire is Satoshi Nakamoto (the pseudonymous founder of Bitcoin).
Gupta stated that he now believes that Musk is behind Bitcoin in a recently published post on the popular blogging site Medium. Gupta’s conviction was strengthened by a call with Sam Teller (the former chief of staff for Musk), which he had in 2017.
Gupta had asked Teller if Musk was actually Satoshi. Teller replied in ambiguity, which made matters more confusing.
For 15 seconds, there was silence. Teller then said, “Well, what can you say?” It was not a paraphrase. Actual words.
Gupta also briefly worked at Tesla in 2018 and made headlines for his original post, which went viral in 2017.
Because of his extensive experience in economics and cryptography, he speculated that Musk could have written the Bitcoin whitepaper. This South African native was one of the co-founders PayPal.
Musk is proficient at the C++ programming language that Satoshi used for the original Bitcoin software.
2014 saw Satoshi make a brief internet return to discredit the Newsweek article that claimed Dorian S. Nakamoto, a Japanese-American man, was the Bitcoin creator. He simply stated that it wasn’t him. Musk tweeted about the incident a week following its reappearance at the P2P Foundation website.
@X4NWO Now that Satoshi Nakamoto is known, it seems like the case is closed.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk). March 14, 2014
It is not necessary to convince the general public. An survey was conducted in May and found that more than half of Australians believe that Musk is Satoshi.
Musk denies creating Bitcoin
Musk claimed that he did not invent Bitcoin, but he did not deny it in a tweet in 2017 to respond to Gupta’s theory. However, this did nothing to end the speculation.
It’s not true. It was a gift from a friend that I received a portion of a BTC several years ago, but I have no idea where it is.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk). November 28, 2017
Musk is a proponent of sustainable energy, so it is unlikely that he will create a cryptocurrency that consumes a lot of electricity but leaves a large CO2 footprint.
Tesla began accepting Bitcoin in March. However, it suspended payments in its largest cryptocurrency due to environmental concerns. This caused a huge price drop.
The centibillionaire, 50, has also repeatedly stated he prefers Dogecoin to Bitcoin for payments.
It is unlikely that Musk created Bitcoin, despite compelling arguments for the theory.