We all know that the Creator of bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto has left most of his coins without movement — in fact, he used them only for a small number of test transactions. The mysterious wealth of the anonymous Creator of bitcoin has always been a hot topic of debate, and the incredible growth rates for cash placed Satoshi in the League of billionaires, making him one of the 50 richest people in the world (of course, if Satoshi is one person). However, in addition to frozen bitcoin, as Satoshi is growing for one reason – people continue to send him coins.
Based on published in 2013 analysis, the number belonging to Satoshi Nakamoto bitcoins is about 1 148 800 coins. According to the data, in the early days of Bitcoin 36 000 units were produced on the same computer, which could only belong to Satoshi. The reward for a block was 50 BTC respectively, the total amount of remuneration for mining amounted to 1 814 400 coins, 63% of which have not been spent, which made Satoshi happy owner of more than 1.1 million BTC.
To date, this amount is equivalent to about 16.8 billion dollars. Throw in another $ 3.4 billion in BCH 370 million in BTG, and without considering all subsequent forks, we get the total amount of assets by 20.5 billion dollars. Of course this number is relative since the majority of people believe that bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto for one reason or another will never enter into circulation. However, at least on paper, bitcoin Satoshi put it at 37th place in the list of the richest people in the world, where he is ahead of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen (Paul Allen) and just $ 5 billion behind George Soros (George Soros).
Only Satoshi, officially referred to in the Forbes list of billionaires is the giant of cosmetic products Satoshi Suzuki. However, his condition is «only» 1.3 billion dollars, and it is distant 1 567 place. If (or when) bitcoin will beat the mark of $ 60,000, Satoshi will be the richest man in the world, ahead of Warren Buffett (Warren Buffett) and bill gates (Bill Gates), the state of which is 75.6 and $ 86 billion respectively.
Satoshi for Satoshi
If Satoshi Nakamoto is one person and he is alive, it would be logical to assume that he doesn’t want to touch your cryptocurrency stash. Based on the little that is known about the Creator of bitcoin, it is difficult to imagine that he suddenly wants to lead a secular life. Whatever desires Satoshi, you can be sure that he does not want to live in a big way. Considering that Satoshi is the owner of the largest number of bitcoins, it is unlikely that he is hungry for more. However, this is what happens the last eight years. That is, increases not only the cost savings Satoshi, but the number of them. However, this number is negligible compared to the wealth of Satoshi.
1A1zP1eP5QGefi2DMPTfTL5SLmv7Divfna address associated with the first Bitcoin block (Genesis block). It is January 3, 2009 was sent to the first 50 mined coins. The transaction is marked as «No Inputs» (no inputs) or «Newly Generated Coins» (newly generated coins). Stored at this address 50 BTC, as well as coins for most other addresses Satoshi, never moved. Hence, today in this address must be kept 50 BTC. In reality, however, is now in the address contains 66.7 BTC sent to 1140 transactions.
Donations to the Creator of bitcoin
From the early days of bitcoin and so far in the first wallet blockchain consistently receives a small portion of bitcoins. Most transactions are tiny, but there are also quite a major departure. So, in June of 2012 from the Mt Gox wallet (now empty, but previously took transactions for a total amount of 5.7 million bitcoins) sent to the original address 1.23 BTC. To date, the total amount sent to the wallet, donations to the Creator is 16.7 BTC, or about a quarter of a million dollars.
Other associated with Satoshi addresses are also received anonymous transactions, although most of the transaction is sent to the first and best known address.
And finally, the last intriguing fact associated with the original unit – interval between him and the next six days. Perhaps it was another trick Nakamoto, imitating the biblical creation of the world: «on the seventh day God finished the work that He did, and on the seventh day He rested from all His works.»
It is possible, send the bitcoins to not be spending address may seem pointless, but the donators think otherwise. In their opinion, the important here is not the cost of the transaction, and act. Given the lack of a Twitter account or a real address, a shipment transaction is the only way to say «thank you». Thank you, Satoshi, for what you made it all possible.