Bhagwan Chowdhry, a UCLA professor who holds a PhD in finance from the University of Chicago, was asked to nominate someone for the 2016 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, or the The Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences, according to his column with the Huffington Post.
— Bhagwan Chowdhry (@bhagwanUCLA) November 6, 2015
Chowdhry’s nomination went to Satoshi Nakamoto, which is a pseudonym for a person whose identity is uncertain, according to Bitcoin News Service. No one knows who he really is, or if he is a real person. Some have speculated that it could be a group of people. Bitcoin was introduced to the world in a 2009 paper, hosted by bitcoin.org, that was authored by Satoshi Nakamoto. The bitcoin creator designed the currency so that he would be the beneficiary of what is currently valued at several hundred million U.S. dollars in bitcoin.
Reports suggest that Nicholas Julius Szabo could be Satoshi Nakamoto, but this is far from certain, reports Bitcoin News Service.