The early meeting of the founders of E-Gold may provide clues to the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto — Peter Thiel

PayPal co-founder and billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel thinks he may have clues on how to find it Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin (Bitcoin) An anonymous creator who disappeared two years after mining the genesis block of cryptocurrency in January 2009.

His theory originated from an early meeting of the founders of E-Gold in February 2000, when about 200 people gathered around a beach in Anguilla to develop a strategy to promote a new monetary system that could challenge the central bank. E-Gold is a digital gold currency that was folded in 2007 after its founder was sued by the US Department of Justice.

“In February 2000, I met them on the beach in Anguilla,” Thiel Tell The cryptocurrency conference held in Miami on Wednesday refers to the founder of E-Gold. “My opinion on the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto is that Satoshi Nakamoto is on that beach in Anguilla.” He further explained:

“We started a revolution against central banks on the beaches of Anguilla. We intend to make PayPal and E-Gold interoperate and blow up all central banks.”

The failure of E-Gold may allow Satoshi to remain anonymous when establishing his successor. “Bitcoin is E-Gold’s answer, and Satoshi understands that you must be anonymous and you must have no company,” Thiel said.

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Not everyone believes that Satoshi Nakamoto supports the early electronic cash protocol. Dustin D. Trammell was one of the first cryptopunks to mine Bitcoin, he told Cointelegraph Brazil Sanyuena Satoshi Nakamoto lacks bias in implementing new technologies, Which means they are looking at the project from a new perspective.

Satoshi Nakamoto’s 2008 white paper spawned a trillion-dollar crypto industry, with tens of thousands of digital assets competing for a piece of cake. Bitcoin is in a historic week, Broke a record high of over US$67,000 on Wednesday.