Today Marks 48th Birthday of Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto, Coinciding With the Anniversary of US Gold Ban – Featured Bitcoin News


Today, April 5 2023, is a momentous day for the cryptocurrency community. It marks the 48th birthday of the enigmatic Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto, who announced the invention of Bitcoin on the P2P Foundation forum 14 years ago.

The Significance of April 5 in the History of the U.S. Monetary System and Its Connection to Bitcoin’s Creator

Satoshi Nakamoto joined the P2P Foundation forum in April 2009, introducing Bitcoin and providing sparse details about the mysterious creator. A registered birthday of April 5, 1975, was the only personal information provided. To many, this date is not a coincidence but rather a meaningful gesture because it coincides with the anniversary of the U.S. gold ban.

On Wednesday, cryptocurrency proponents discussed the relevance of Nakamoto’s alleged birthday on the Reddit forum r/cryptocurrency. The Redditor who started the discussion explains how many Bitcoiners believe that April 5 was chosen because it was the day U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt confiscated gold from Americans and banned its ownership.

Ratified in 1933, Executive Order 6102, signed by FDR, forbade “the hoarding of gold coin, gold bullion, and gold certificates within the continental United States.” The ban was not repealed until December 31, 1974, making it a significant event in the U.S. monetary system. As the creator of Bitcoin, it is not too far-fetched to think that Nakamoto chose his birthday to commemorate this event.

1975 is the year U.S. citizens were allowed to own and trade gold again, after Nixon unilaterally dissolved the existing Bretton Woods system and canceled the convertibility of the U.S. dollar to gold in 1971, introducing the ‘paper standard.’ Nixon said this measure would be ‘temporary,’ but he lied. 52 years later, here we are.

Several theories attached to Nakamoto’s pseudonymous identity have emerged over the years, and it is widely assumed that Bitcoin’s creator left a number of secret Easter eggs in his messages. On February 11, 2009, 14 years ago, Nakamoto wrote, “I’ve developed a new open source P2P e-cash system called Bitcoin. It’s completely decentralized, with no central server or trusted parties, because everything is based on crypto proof instead of trust. Give it a try, or take a look at the screenshots and design paper.”

Bitcoin supporters have been celebrating Nakamoto’s alleged birthday for years, and many continue to support the gold confiscation theory. It is uncertain if the date was chosen intentionally, but the coincidence is noteworthy.

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What are your thoughts on the anniversary of Nakamoto’s birthday coinciding with the US gold ban? Do you believe there is any significance to this, or is it simply a fun coincidence? Share your opinions in the comments section below.

Jamie Redman

Jamie Redman is the News Lead at News and a financial tech journalist living in Florida. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He has a passion for Bitcoin, open-source code, and decentralized applications. Since September 2015, Redman has written more than 6,000 articles for News about the disruptive protocols emerging today.

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