Full disclaimer: I am aware this is a highly controversial subject, but this is just my opinion, I’m not sure of anything and just so you know, I completely reject the fact that Craig Wright is Satoshi. He’s obviously not, mainly because he can’t cryptographically prove he is the real SN. Also, I don’t think SN’s identity is important, but I’m just curious about it.

After spending an evening exploring the early commits of the Bitcoin core implementation, I ended up noticing something about a commit pushed on 26th of July 2010 by a certain “satoshinnakamoto” who happens to have created a GitHub account only by 2018 (I didn’t really understand what was going on at this point). His profile picture shows Dave Kleiman, an American computer forensics expert born in 1967. According to his Wikipedia page, Dave died on April 26th, 2013 from an MRSA infection.

Here are the 34 commits he pushed to Bitcoin between July 26th and August 28th 2010.

My supposition is: If satoshi didn’t move a single satoshi from his address, and didn’t publicly show up since December 2010, perhaps Satoshi Nakamoto died, just like Dave, in 2013, from an illness preventing him to act from January 2011 until his death, taking with him his private key?

Putting everything together, what do you think are the odds of Dave Kleinman being Satoshi Nakamoto?

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