An upcoming trial in Florida about the family of a deceased man suing his former business partner over control of their partnership’s assets is suspected to unmask Satoshi Nakamoto, the famous yet anonymous creator of Bitcoin.
The assets being referred to are a cache of about one million bitcoins, which are equivalent to $63 billion today, belonging to the creator of Bitcoin. The said deceased man has been reported by his family to be a business partner to Nakamoto which makes them entitled to half the fortune.
The identity of Satoshi Nakamoto has been a long mystery that remains unsolved. People have even speculated it to be more than one person and confusions are rising as to why he, she or they have not touched anything out of that money.
Bitcoin has become a trillion-dollar market with tens of millions of investors. The technology behind it is seen by some as a way to rewire the global financial system. Yet, the identity of its creator and why it was created has remained a mystery
Vel Freedman, the family’s lawyer said: “We believe the evidence will show there was a partnership to create and mine over one million bitcoin.”
The plaintiffs are to show evidence of the two working together and being involved in bitcoin since its inception. A lawyer observing the case thinks that it’s about two friends who maintained a partnership and one of them tried to take everything for themself after the other one’s death.
With all the speculations, there is only one one piece of evidence that could reveal who Satoshi Nakamoto is, and that is the private key that controls the account where the creator supposedly stored the one million bitcoins. If anyone claims to be Nakamoto should be able to prove that by moving even a tiny amount of the fortune from the account.