# Satoshi Nakamoto
Satoshi Nakamoto is the name used by a person or a group of persons claiming to be behind the creation of Bitcoin. The name was originally used to describe the author of the Bitcoin’s original white paper back in 2008. Nakamoto persona also created the bitcoin talk forum and the first blockchain database, only to fully retreat from the public eye by 2010. The mystery of Nakamoto’s true identity has kept a tight grip over the crypto community like no similar news before. Over the past few years, several persons claimed to either be Satoshi Nakamoto or to at least hold knowledge of his identity. The first were collectively described as Faketoshis while the latter seem to always find a reason not to reveal the real Nakamoto’s identity.