Vili Lehdonvirta Paul Le Roux. Pros: If Le Roux created Bitcoin, Satoshi is the 21st century’s biggest bad-ass. Encrypted software creation, drug smuggling, pharmaceuticals, gun running, nation building, you name it, Le Roux had a finger in it – and building Bitcoin would have been well within his grasp and megalomaniacal ambition. The first suspect is Vili Lehdonvirta, a 38-year-old professor from Finland's Helsinki Institute for Information Technology. He was suspected of being Nakamoto as far back as in October 2011. One of the New Yorker's journalists, Joshua Davis, wrote a piece about him back then, after talking to a graduate student in cryptography who believed that Lehdonvirta is a perfect fit for Nakamoto ... “The [Bitcoin] development team is not autocratic,” commented Vili Lehdonvirta, Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. Moreover, other parties are also influential in how Bitcoin’s rules are set, including mining pools. “The point is that Bitcoin has not in any sense eliminated human politics; humans are still very much in charge of setting the ... Vili Lehdonvirta Paul Le Roux. Pros: If Le Roux created Bitcoin, Satoshi is the 21st century’s biggest bad-ass. Encrypted software creation, drug smuggling, pharmaceutical gun running, nation building, you name it, Le Roux had a finger in it – and building Bitcoin would have been well within his grasp and megalomaniacal ambition. The list includes cryptography student Michael Clear, Finnish game developer Vili Lehdonvirta, and even a trio identified by Fast Company. The closest the world might have got to unmasking Nakamoto was back in December 2015, when businessman Craig Steven Wright’s home was raided by Australian police in Sydney over his taxes. Enjoyable fact: Vili Lehdonvirta is currently an Affiliate Teacher as well as Senior Citizen Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, College of Oxford, and also a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute who has discussed Bitcoin, most lately in a short article labelled “Bitcoin isn’t a money– as well as unless it turns into one it could be useless.” Vili Lehdonvirta Paul Le Roux ... Vili Lehdonvirta Source; Oxford Internet Institute. Finnish economist, Vili Lehdonvirta is another popular candidate famed to be the illusive creator of Bitcoin. In an article by The New Yorker, it was assumed that Lehdonvirta was Nakamoto, a claim which he later denied. The National Security Agency Source; WNYC
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