Bitcoin is a digital currency that was created in 2008 by "Satoshi Nakamoto." It's exchanged electronically, it's tied to no banks, and no central authority controls it. That's strange enough. But one of the strangest things about the currency is that Satoshi Nakamoto's true identity has never been confirmed. And "Nakamoto" — whether that's an individual or a group of people — is estimated to own up to 5 percent of the total supply of the currency. That's not just a lot of money; it's a potentially dangerous amount of power.
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Written by Cody Gough December 22, 2017
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