Bitcoin’s mystery man turns up - in the law courts
As far as his acolytes are concerned, the ministry on earth of Satoshi Nakamoto lasted just over two years. During that time, from the end of 2008, ‘he’ - Satoshi is a male given name - published a brilliantly written white paper setting out the principles of a currency that could operate without a central authority. The last public comment appeared in December 2010. Email exchanges with developers continued for a few months, but then Satoshi Nakamoto disappeared without trace. 'I’ve moved on to other things,' he wrote in April 2011.