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Elon Musk

Elon Musk is Satoshi Nakamoto?: Here is Tesla’s founder epic response

Elon Musk

Cryptocurrency Bitcoin has been in news lately not only for its soaring valuation, it hogged the limelight when a former intern at SpaceX made a startling claim that SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk could be Bitcoin’s founder Satoshi Nakamoto.

Responding to this, Elon Musk denied being cryptocurrency founder in a tweet on Tuesday.


Musk, had announced that he wants to land humans on Mars within the next nine years. Earlier, speaking at the Code Conference, he stated his plan to send astronauts to the Red Planet in 2024 so they can land on its surface the following year. SpaceX has built and tested a prototype of the Raptor engine Musk wants to use to send spaceships to Mars.

Tesla’s founder assertions came in response to a blog post by Sahil Gupta who wrote that the PayPal co-founder and Tesla Inc CEO is probably the bitcoin originator, who used the alias Nakamoto.

Gupta, Interned at SpaceX in 2015, made a few observations that made him arrive at his theory, according to a report on bgr.in.

Gupta reasoned further Bitcoin paper was written by someone with a deep understanding of economics and cryptography.

Elon Musk’s background

Elon has a background in econ and wrote production-level internet software for Zip2 and X.com / Paypal. Bitcoin‘s source code was written by someone who is a master of C++ — a language Musk has heavily used in SpaceX. In fact, Musk had also written a paper on the Hyperloop back in 2013 that highlighted his deep understanding of the subject, he wrote.

“He’s repeatedly innovated across fields by reading books on a subject and applying the knowledge,” outlined the ex-intern.

Born in South Africa in 1971, Elon Musk became a multimillionaire in his late 20s when he sold his start-up company, Zip2, to a division of Compaq Computers. He claimed to gain more success by founding X.com in 1999, SpaceX in 2002 and Tesla Motors in 2003.

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