Few people know very much about Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of the most popular cryptocurrency bitcoin system. The cryptocurrency started with a minimum quotation and today its value per unit is above the US $14,000 mark. The history of Bitcoin and its rise is amazing.

But do we really know who Satoshi Nakamoto is? We heard about him for the first time in 2008, in an academic publication where he first proposed the creation of cryptocurrency.

Here are five myths around the founder of bitcoin, who is said to be 37 years old, lives somewhere in the Americas and comes from a country belonging to the Commonwealth, according to the Eurocheddar portal.

1) He is not a single person

Speaking to Wired magazine, programmer Laszlo Hanyecz, who was part of the bitcoin development team, says: " I always had the impression that [Nakamoto] was not a real person, the bitcoin seems to be too well designed for a single person would have started it. " This would point towards Nakamoto being a false name that represents a group of people.

2) He could be dead

One of the possible stories that revolve around is the possibility that Satoshi Nakamoto is the pseudonym (a fictitious name) of Hal Finney, who was the second person to receive a transaction for bitcoins, Businnesinsider adds. However, after Finney's death in 2014, this story could not be confirmed.

3) Links with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

"In Japanese, Nakamoto means 'central origin', while Satoshi means 'clear thinking, quick witty, and wise.' In other words, it equates to 'intelligence.' in that sense, the name could be translated as Central Intelligence," speculates the portal CIO.

4) He is among the richest men in the world

The value of the bitcoin was one step away from reaching $20,000 per unit on November 17.

At that price, the fortune of its mysterious creator would have been worth 19,400 million dollars, making him the 44th richest person in the world according to the list of Forbes, reports Quartz.

5) Candidate for the Nobel Prize in Economics

In 2015, Nakamoto was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences by Bhagwan Chowdhry, professor of finance at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), according to Bitcoin Magazine.

Until now, in the eyes of the world, the identity of the founder of bitcoin remains a complete mystery, unlike its creation, which is on everyone's lips while it continues to revolutionize the global financial system.