Since it was created in 2009, Bitcoin has experienced significant highs and lows. Just this week, the cryptocurrency surpassed an $11,000 evaluation for the first time in history.
Bitcoin is considered the preeminent cryptocurrency in the world, but there's still plenty of mystery surrounding its creation. Who came up with Bitcoin? Was it created by more than one person? And who is Satoshi Nakamoto?
Here's a rundown on the currency's strange beginnings:
Joshua Davis, who spent four months researching the possible identity of Bitcoin's creator for a New Yorker story, says he's deeply curious about how the cryptocurrency's creator feels about its success.
"Every time I see a news post about the rise of the value of the Bitcoin, I wonder if Satoshi is seeing that too. What’s he thinking? Is he proud? Is he thinking that, at some point, someday, he’ll finally reveal himself?"
If "Satoshi Nakamoto" hasn't revealed himself by now, it's unlikely we'll ever know who is.