The MOST COMPREHENSIVE LIST of potential Satoshi candidates (164)


I went through many posts and articles about the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto and made a list of the suspects,
divided into 1) prime suspects, 2)others, and 3) group/institutions
I know some sound very unlikely but I still mention them because I didn’t want to make any prejudgments.

**1)**
Adam Back
Charles Bry
David Chaum
Michael Clear
Wei Dai
Hal Finney
Neal J. King
Martti Malmi
Shinichi Mochizuki
John Nash
Tatsuaki Okamoto
Vladimir Oksman
Nick Szabo

**2)**
Gavin Andresen
Andreas Antonopoulos
Peter Bachman
John Perry Barlow
Doug Barnes
Michel Bauwens
BCNext
Tim Berners-Lee
Jim Bell
Kay Bell
Tamas Blummer
Nicholas Bohm
S. Boxx
Stefan Brands
Eli Brandt
Greg Broiles
Patrick Byrne
Jan Camenisch
Arthur Chandler
Jim Choate
Igor Chudov
Bram Cohen
Nick Collision
Matt Corallo
Geoff Dale
Luke Dashjr
L.Detweiler
Whitfield Diffie
Ray Dillinger
Jamie Dinkelacker
James A. Donald
Dooglus
Barry Downey
Evan Duffield
Vincent Durham
Tony Eng
Dan Fabulich
Niels Ferguson
Paul Ferguson
Amos Fiat
Art Forz
Matthew Franklin
Patri Friedman
Curtis D. Frye
Tony Gallippi
Jeff Garzik
Matthew Gaylor
John Gilmore
David Gordon
James Orlin Grabbe
Ron Gross
Ashish Gulhati
Laszlo Hanyecz
Mike Hearn
Martin Hellman
Michael Hendrix
Eyal Hertzog
Robert A. Hettinga
Eric Hughes
Mike Ingle
David Irvine
Douglas Jackson
Victor K.
Jeff Kane
Mark Karpeles
Sunny King
Steve Klingsporn
Con Kolivas
Dave Krieger
Nick Lambert
Matthew B. Landry
Laurie Law
Charles/Charlie Lee
Vili Lehdonvirta
Hendrik Lenstra
Romana Machado
Michael Marquardt
Yossi Matias
Gregory/Greg Maxwell
Timothy C. May
Jed McCaleb
Stanton McCandlish
James McCarthy
Jim McCoy
Alfred J. Menezes
Perry E. Metzger
Jude Milhon
Max More
David Naccache
Daniel A. Nagy
Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto
Moni Naor
Satoshi Obana
Kazuo Ohta
Donald O’Mahony
Jackson Palmer
Torben Pedersen
Michael Peirce
Jean-Marc Piveteau
Naval Ravikant
Ben Reeves
Ron Rivest
Meni Rosenfeld
Nikolay Rozhok
Gary Rowe
Susan Sabett
Mayank Sahu
Steve Schear
Andreas Schildbach
Nils Schneider
Berry Schoenmakers
Adi Shamir
Carol Shaw
Charlie Shrem
Barry Silbert
Jerry Solinas
Markus Stadler
Bill Stewart
Patrick Strateman
Aaron Swartz
Amir Taaki
Yael Tauman
Hitesh Tewari
Will Thomas
Peter Todd
Zhou Tong
Dustin D. Trammell
Patrick P. Tsang
Ross William Ulbricht
Wladimir J. van der Laan
Thomas Vartanian
Roger Ver
Paul Vernon
Sebastiaan von Solms
Erik Voorhees
Michael Weber
Russell E. Whitaker
Zooko Wilcox-O’Hearn
Peter Wuille
Moti Yung
Phil Zimmerman
Haibin Zhang

**3)**
Group of above mention persons and/or others
NSA
Samsung/Toshiba/Nakamichi/Motorola

Source: [https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=912930.0](https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=912930.0)

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