Elon Musk, a U.S. businessmen and inventor, denied the rumours that he had created bitcoin. He wrote that in his Twitter.
Musk denies that he developed bitcoin, saying that his friend only gave him a couple of bitcoins and he doesn’t know where they are.
The information about Musk Elon’s contribution to bitcoin development appeared after a former intern at SpaceX,Sahil Gupta’s assumption. He said that bitcoin was written by someone with mastery of C++, a language Musk has utilized heavily at SpaceX.
Gupta’s theory was opposed by many people, who stated that Elon Musk couldn’t be bitcoin originator for several reasons. First, when the cryptocurrency appeared, Musk was too busy with SpaceX and Tesla project, and working on Bitcoin was probably a challenge not even Musk could handle at this point. Second, the rumours alike appeared a year ago, but they vanished quickly. Third, Elon Musk himself, in one of his interview didn’t praise bitcoin, having called it a “good thing”, which however could be used in illegal transactions.
Bitcoin was founded in 2008, by a group of developers, who called themselves Satoshi Nakamoto. The names of the programmers, included into the group are still unknown.