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February 08, 2017, 11:36:58 PM
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Nobody seems to have a good answer to where Satoshi has gone and why he and his coins have not been seen for years.

I can think of only a few reasons why that might be.

1. He wants btc to succeed and knows spending his coins will cause a massive panic.
2. He is already rich and has no need for more money.
3. He was hired/tagged by an agency or institution and is under NDA.
4. He is sick of btc.
5. He hates attention/spotlight and does not want the leadership role.

What if the answer is even simpler? He had a car accident / heart failure and died. His wallets are lost and therefore never spent.

This is so much more reasonable and probable than "satoshi is an AI" or other crazy theories here. It's sad, but I think this might be the truth.
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February 09, 2017, 12:00:24 AM
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If Satoshi was Hal Finney, he ded.

If Satoshi was John Nash, he ded.
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February 09, 2017, 12:12:15 AM
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If Satoshi is dead then someone inherited his bitcoins, wife or other relatives and they would spend it long ago no doubt...
I don't think that nobody of his relatives had no clue of what satoshi was doing, when he was inventing Bitcoin.
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February 09, 2017, 12:34:13 AM
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Yes there is a chance that Satoshi is dead because we don't know his real identity. There is a possibility that before he announced to the world his identity, he died due to some reason but we cannot tell what reason it is. He may have died with car accident, heart attack or someone had murdered him. No one can tell.

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February 09, 2017, 12:42:42 AM
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Well the worst part is that we can't know and I doubt that we ever will. If he was truly dead, I believe that he would leave in his last will maybe to reveal his identity. Those AI stories ain't that crazy too, who knows... maybe the government created bitcoin as they did TOR project. We can just speculate until one day, possibly, someone who's the real creator(s) of bitcoin comes forward.

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February 09, 2017, 02:32:59 AM
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there are many possibilities about this, if satoshi is really dead, i am sure the bitcoin project is still running and i believe that satoshi will be replace by another person which have capabilities to continue the project. we don't know what is happen with satoshi and only his friend that will know and they don't want to tell about what they do in daily with bitcoin project.

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February 09, 2017, 02:54:47 AM
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I heard Satoshi died of Aids because he had sex with Charlie Sheen and Satoshi was the catcher.

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February 09, 2017, 03:15:52 AM
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In my opinion, i'd never think Sathosi nakamoto is the real person behind bitcoin. I don't think he created bitcoin and leave it without a good reasons.
Bitcoin algorithm is too complex and too perfect to create by one man. Correct me if I am wrong.


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February 09, 2017, 03:16:33 AM
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This is so much more reasonable and probable than "satoshi is an AI" or other crazy theories here. It's sad, but I think this might be the truth.

this is the same as satoshi is an AI in my opinion.
and it is not crazy to think that Satoshi wanted to stay anonymous. and i really don't get why it is so hard for people to understand someone wanting to stay anonymous and keep his privacy!


 
 
 
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February 09, 2017, 03:24:19 AM
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As no one has the proof that Satoshi is still alive, as well doesn't have any identity about him makes the users to start several threads to know something about him. If he's hiding himself then I would pick one thing from the Op's quote that he might be under the surveillance of NDA.


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February 09, 2017, 03:49:36 AM
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It is more likely he is in hiding than dead. Because Satoshi posted a public message in 2014 when people thought Satoshi Dorian Nakamoto was the creator.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2014/03/06/bitcoin-creator-returns-to-internet-to-say-i-am-not-dorian-nakamoto/



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February 09, 2017, 03:54:53 AM
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We dont know that. Satoshi Nakamoto is just a pseudo name for me. He is not Japanese like they present to us recently. He doesn't know shit about bitcoin. Craig Wright, John Nash or Hal Finney. They are claiming that he is Satoshi. Sick of this crap. Why dont they show proofs to end this crap.

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February 09, 2017, 04:11:11 AM
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If Satoshi was Hal Finney, he ded.

If Satoshi was John Nash, he ded.

If Satoshi is Marshall Long, he's stinking up the place.

If Satoshi is Paul Vernon, he's in China.

If Satoshi is Craig Steven Wright, then Gavin Andresen would've protected his identity [unless the proof was overwhelming].

If Satoshi is Mark Karpeles, then he's fuckin whores in Japan.

If Satoshi is the NSA, then somewhere in Utah dudes are laughin' their motherfuckin asses off at this post.

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February 09, 2017, 04:28:58 AM
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Nobody know about it where's he ? maybe they died maybe alive but he's hiding somewhere. he don't to come in public. he his Disappear on 28 April 2011. he confirmed that he will not come back. any ways here's the link in which he said he is not the founder of BTC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoboO6QPGow
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February 09, 2017, 04:42:36 AM
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1. He wants btc to succeed and knows spending his coins will cause a massive panic. --> Yes this could be the main reason.

2. He is already rich and has no need for more money. --> may be this is true only on starting days because right now 1 million+ bitcoin will worth billion which will not be small amount even for rich people.

3. He was hired/tagged by an agency or institution and is under NDA.
4. He is sick of btc.
5. He hates attention/spotlight and does not want the leadership role.

I think satoshi is no longer alive, he may died suddenly like in accident or something similar because if he was sick and was about to die, i am quite sure he will come back to this forum and just admit it.

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February 09, 2017, 05:16:52 AM
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I dont know what is the purpose of identifying whether satoshi lived or already dead ! Maybe it is his choice not revealing himself to us for us to embrace the full anonymity of bitcoin ! bitcoin was created anonymously and so be the developer is , I don't think someone who has a multitude of bitcoin will reveal himself to the people because of security reasons , even you ,  you will not reveal yourself If you know that you have so much bitcoin in store ! we will not  know what will happen to you  if  if you  did that .
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February 09, 2017, 05:28:18 AM
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We know Hal Finney was involved with Bitcoin in the early days and we know he died. I think Satoshi and Finney worked together on Bitcoin and when Finney died and Gavin was approached by the government, Satoshi got spooked. The private keys for those coins was recorded, but it was worth a few pennies and they did not bother to keep it, because it was seen as part of a experiment.

The Satoshi millions are lost forever ^smile^

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February 09, 2017, 05:57:16 AM
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It is more likely he is in hiding than dead. Because Satoshi posted a public message in 2014 when people thought Satoshi Dorian Nakamoto was the creator.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2014/03/06/bitcoin-creator-returns-to-internet-to-say-i-am-not-dorian-nakamoto/

That is fascinating. I didn't realize that Satoshi had posted something as recently as 2014. The fact that he did so to say he is not Dorian, makes me think he will come out one day. I think he is proud and should want some credit as anyone would.

Assuming his post there was genuine, I suppose he must be alive. But the clock is ticking. I can't help but think his input would help this BU vs Core civil divide.
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February 09, 2017, 06:12:34 AM
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We know Hal Finney was involved with Bitcoin in the early days and we know he died. I think Satoshi and Finney worked together on Bitcoin and when Finney died and Gavin was approached by the government, Satoshi got spooked. The private keys for those coins was recorded, but it was worth a few pennies and they did not bother to keep it, because it was seen as part of a experiment.

The Satoshi millions are lost forever ^smile^
Finney died like in 2014 and Satoshi went silent here in December of 2010 and through email in like April 2011. Gavin said the last email he sent was telling Satoshi that he was speaking to the CIA or something. That could've spooked him. It also could've been the out Satoshi was looking for, everyone will think he was spooked and not rally against him leaving.
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February 09, 2017, 06:23:47 AM
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Nobody seems to have a good answer to where Satoshi has gone and why he and his coins have not been seen for years.

I can think of only a few reasons why that might be.

1. He wants btc to succeed and knows spending his coins will cause a massive panic.
2. He is already rich and has no need for more money.
3. He was hired/tagged by an agency or institution and is under NDA.
4. He is sick of btc.
5. He hates attention/spotlight and does not want the leadership role.

What if the answer is even simpler? He had a car accident / heart failure and died. His wallets are lost and therefore never spent.

This is so much more reasonable and probable than "satoshi is an AI" or other crazy theories here. It's sad, but I think this might be the truth.

I have a feeling Satoshi is alive and watching the space. I will pick number 1 and 5, I think Satoshi is someone that put the success of his work ahead of money, fame and spotlight. He has much more money presently, and with the current price of BTC , He is a Billionaire

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