Paul Kemp Productions and All3Media International are set to create a documentary focusing on Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto. The documentary will cover possible identities of the anonymous Bitcoin creator while discussing the early days of the first ever cryptocurrency.
Titled “Searching For Satoshi: The Mysterious Disappearance of the Bitcoin Creator”, the documentary is scheduled to premiere on CBC later this year. The team behind the documentary refers to it as a “global detective story”, because it will use clues left by Nakamoto and bring up possible personalities that could be the Bitcoin creator.
“There are few people in the world who haven’t heard of Bitcoin, but many won’t have heard about the complex mystery surrounding its creator,” All3Media International Senior Vice President Rachel Job said.
The story of Nakamoto is a fascinating one that has been a mystery for over a decade now. Bitcoin launched in 2009 as electronic peer-to-peer cash, and has since then taken the world by storm. Even though there was a lot of skepticism initially, the cryptocurrency has come to be liked by many, including mainstream corporate investors.
However, the identity of its creator remains unknown despite the accolades the project has received. Only one person so far – Craig Wright – has come out publicly to claim that he’s Satoshi. He even created his own Bitcoin, known as Bitcoin Satoshi Version (SV).
Who Could Be Satoshi?
Although Wright, an Australian mathematician came out to claim Nakamoto’s identity, the crypto space has largely ignored him and is still looking for the real man. So far, there have been several speculations, one of which is that Satoshi Nakamoto could be an acronym for a consortium of companies that came together to build Bitcoin.
This school of thought has gained traction because many believe that Bitcoin is too complex for just one person to develop. Individuals that have been pointed at include Len Sassaman and Hal Finney. Finney was the first person to connect to the Bitcoin network, which is one of the reasons he’s being eyed.
However, Twitter owner Elon Musk believes that computer scientist and Bitcoin developer Nick Szabo is Nakamoto. Whoever it is remains to be discovered, but the documentary will probably give a better clue into it.
Paul Kemp has produced other successful documentaries in the past, and i thrilled to work on this one.
“Unlocking the greatest mystery of the tech age has been truly fascinating. As Bitcoin continues its staggering growth across the world, I can guarantee that ‘The Myth of Satoshi’ will only intensify,” Kemp said in a statement.
How Will Bitcoin Respond?
Although many know about Bitcoin, this documentary may become a major campaign for the cryptocurrency. As a result, new investors may come into Bitcoin, resulting in a possible bull run for the top cryptocurrency.