So, what is Bitcoin? Where did it come from, and who designed the protocol? The fact is that no-one knows who created the Bitcoin protocol. In 1999, a designer named “Satoshi Nakamoto” wrote a whitepaper on Bitcoin and distributed it on an open platform.
No-one ever discovered Santoshi’s identity, and he remains an enigma to this day. There are all types of speculation about the origin and identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. Some claim he’s a talented anarchistic software programmer, others claim he’s a hacker with ties to the anonymous group, and further speculation says it’s the CIA acting out a plan for the new world order.
The reality is that no-one knows his identity. Recently, legendary software programmer, John MacAfee claimed in a broadcast that he knows the identity of Satoshi and that it’s easy for anyone to figure it out if they know where to look. Experts remain skeptical about MacAfee’s claims that he knows the identity of Nakamoto.