There is a lot of mystery surrounding the creation of Bitcoin. As a matter of fact, nobody really knows exactly who created it. It is either a single programmer in collaboration with other programmers, or a group of programmers together that created Bitcoin under the name Satoshi Nakamoto.
There has been a lot of speculation as to the exact creator and even some programmers have come forward claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto. But the true identity of Satoshi has yet to be confirmed and remains a mystery.
Now just keep in mind, Bitcoin does not need an owner or a company to function. As a matter of fact, Bitcoin is designed specifically to be a peer-to-peer network, where transactions happen directly between users without a central authority. So, it is a positive that Bitcoin does not have an owner… just like it is a positive the Internet does not have an owner.
So, Satoshi Nakamoto is the creator of Bitcoin… but we really don’t know who that is.
In the next lecture, we will talk about how Bitcoin is created…