Former SpaceX Intern Reiterates Elon Musk Created Bitcoin

Sahil Gupta, a former SpaceX intern, continues to believe that billionaire Elon Musk is Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous inventor of Bitcoin.

According to a recent article on popular blogging platform Medium, Gupta is now “quite positive” that Musk is behind Bitcoin. His belief was bolstered by a 2017 phone chat he had with Sam Teller, the entrepreneur’s former chief of staff.

When Gupta questioned Teller about whether Musk is indeed Satoshi, the latter provided an imprecise response that added to the confusion:

For fifteen seconds, there was quiet. Teller then said, “However, what can I say?” This is not a paraphrase. True words. Gupta, who also temporarily worked for Tesla in 2018, made waves in 2017 with his viral article.

Musk, he claimed, could easily have produced the Bitcoin white paper given his extensive background in encryption and economics. The South African was a co-founder of PayPal, the world’s largest payment company.

Musk is an expert in the C++ programming language, which Satoshi used to create the Bitcoin software in its initial form.

Satoshi briefly returned to the internet in 2014 to disprove the iconic Newsweek report claiming that Japanese-American Dorian S. Nakamoto was the developer of Bitcoin by simply declaring that it was not him. Musk mentioned it in a tweet less than a week after it reappeared on the P2P Foundation’s website.

The general public need little persuasion. According to a May study, more over half of Australians believe Musk is Satoshi.

Musk denies being the inventor of Bitcoin.

Musk refuted in a 2017 tweet that he developed Bitcoin in response to Gupta’s idea, although this did not eliminate the conjecture.

The primary argument against this theory is that because Musk is a proponent of sustainable energy, he is unlikely to create a cryptocurrency that consumes a lot of electricity and generates a lot of CO2.

Tesla began taking Bitcoin payments in March, but then banned them owing to environmental concerns, precipitating a significant price decrease.

Additionally, the 50-year-old millionaire has declared repeatedly that he wants to pay using Dogecoin, his preferred joke currency, rather than Bitcoin.

Unless Musk is playing 3D chess, despite several persuasive reasons in support of the idea, it is improbable that he invented Bitcoin.

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