Coinbase mentions Bitcoin’s enigmatic creator Satoshi Nakamoto numerous times in documents filed to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as part of its regulatory approval to become listed on the Nasdaq.
In the document, Coinbase explicitly names Satoshi Nakamoto as the creator of Bitcoin, even though nobody really knows who he is, formalizing the man's (or woman's) stature with SEC.
Satoshi Nakamoto has been the most important name in crypto for a while now. Yet, the mystery around his personality persists. Who is he? Some have made claims that they are Nakamoto, only to be disproved or met with skepticism.
The exchange mentioned Nakamoto on four occasions while explaining his involvement in the creation of the currency.
Coinbase's filing though, is not intended to establish the credentials of Nakamoto. Rather, the exchange wants to have its shares traded on the stock exchange, a proven way to raise capital and develop any business, let alone Coinbase's booming crypto exchange.
The company has been preparing to file with SEC since at least December 2020, when it announced that it would try to break ground in American exchanges and pursue an Initial Public Offering which could skyrocket its valuation.
Nakamoto’s idea of digital money has stuck to the point where every part of entertainment today is influenced by the blockchain and cryptocurrencies.