Satoshi Nakamoto == Adam Luna

By Josh Jones, posted on Monday, November 11, 2013

As you might know, we accept Bitcoin for payment here at ChunkHost, and we love it. So much we give a 5% discount whenever you pay with it!

As you also might know, Bitcoin was invented in 2009 by an anonymous person or persons under the alias of "Satoshi Nakamoto".

For the last almost five years, there's been a lot of speculation about who this "Satoshi Nakamoto" was, and if there are any clues from the name itself.

Every time I read about that though, there's always some comment that "Satoshi and Nakamoto are very common names in Japan... it's kind of like "John Smith"."

I decided to do some research on this!

It turns out, Satoshi is the 69th most common male first name in Japan (source) and Nakamoto the 492nd most common surname (source)! (They use Yamada Taro as the most common placeholder name in Japan.)

Which would make it the equvalent of Adam Luna (source and source) in America!

As in:

"Who is buying all these Bitcoins?"

"Oh, probably just your average everyday Adam Lunas!"