There are many possible candidates to fill the role of Satoshi Nakamoto. The illustrious Bitcoin creator remains an enigma to this very day. While most people claim not to be Satoshi, Jorg Molt openly states he is a co-founder of Bitcoin.
A Different Type of Marketeer
Finding anyone who openly claims they are Bitcoin’s creator or aided Satoshi Nakamoto in doing so is surprisingly difficult. While it remains unclear who is responsible for creating Bitcoin, there is plenty of speculation. Some say it is one individuals, whereas others claim it could equally be a group of like-minded people.
To this date, there is only person who adamantly claims he is the co-creator of Bitcoin. Although it is a clever marketing trick, Jorg Molt’s audacious statement has angered a lot of people. There has never been an official indication that Satoshi Nakamoto had – or needed – a co-founder. Anyone claiming to be in that position would face a lot of backlash, for obvious reasons.
Some Very Bold Claims
The individual known as Jorg Molt started making headlines during a 2018 convention at Symbiosis International University. He was, for some unknown reason, officially introduced as the co-founder of Bitcoin. If he claimed to be a co-founder of one of the many Bitcoin copycats, very few people would have batted an eye. Jorg Molt clearly wanted to either surprise a lot of people, or has far more nefarious ideas on his mind.
To make things more interesting, Jorg Molt was accepted as a speaker during this convention as the co-creator of Bitcoin. Not everyone in this world keeps close tabs on cryptocurrencies and their history. However, if Molt ever had something to do with Bitcoin, everyone would know his name by now. Prior to this event, literally no one knew who he was or why he made these bold claims.
To make things even more interesting, Jorg Molt claims he owns 250,000 Bitcoin. Technically speaking, this is not impossible. There are plenty of early Bitcoin adopters who scooped up rather big amounts when the value was nearly non-existent. For Jorg, these “holdings” – which haven’t been proven to exist – are sufficient to make him the co-founder of Bitcoin. A unique train of thought, albeit one that won’t fly with anyone.
The Community Responds
It did not take too long before the cryptocurrency community started paying attention to this particular individual. He was confronted by Kenneth Bosak during World Crypto Con in November of 2019. He even filmed a brief video where he called Jorg Molt a scammer, yet drew absolutely no response or acknowledgment. It appears the self-professed co-founder of Bitcoin isn’t too intent on defending his claims face-to-face.
Confronting a scammer at @WorldCryptoCon
— The 𝐂𝐄𝐎 ᵒᶠ NFTs 🥛 (@KennethBosak) November 1, 2019
Andreas M. Antonopoulos, a well-respected community picture, also got swept up in all of the commotion. Jorg Molt managed to take a selfie with Andreas at an unknown time. He then began using this picture as ‘evidence” to back up how Molt and Antonopoulos are friends.
Apparently, a German person called "Jorg Molt" has been showing a selfie taken with me and telling people that we are friends
This is a LIE. I don't know him at all.
I have heard from others that he claims to be the founder of Bitcoin and has thousands of BTC. A LIE. pic.twitter.com/Bh97AZfvS5
— Andreas (@aantonop) November 3, 2019
Andreas was quick to refute those claims, as he has no idea of who this person is. Nor does he want to be associated with someone who is clearly trying to do harm to Bitcoin in one way or another.
Despite what Jorg Molt might want the world to believe, he is clearly not the co-founder of Bitcoin. Nor would it be wise to think Molt is Satoshi Nakamoto, as this type of marketing-oriented behavior would be very different from what people ‘know” about Bitcoin’s creator today. The search for Satoshi still continues, even though it shouldn’t matter to anyone who the real creator of Bitcoin is.