There are rumors that the creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, currently possess as much as 1.5m bitcoins.

What are the steps involved to determine / guess how many coins Satoshi has?

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    Close not sure if it's a duplicate though. Asking which wallets belong to someone is a pretty different question and is impossible to answer I think this is a better wording and more likely for people to come across later. Commented Jun 7, 2014 at 6:13
  • @mschuett. it really isnt any different unless you want to argue semantics. the only reason to ask is to know how much someone premined. and as the answer in nate's linked question says, you can find out which wallet(s) are his in the same manner as you would his wealth. the only reason you're arguing differently is so that you can copy the answer in nate's linked question in a vain attempt at rep whoring.
    – Matt
    Commented Jun 7, 2014 at 6:40
  • @mschuett: If this is closed as a duplicate, it won't be deleted, it will just get a prominent link to the earlier question. It will still appear in searches, so people who try this wording would find it, and then be directed to the other question. The usual protocol on this site is to post all answers on the earliest question, so they are all together. Commented Jun 7, 2014 at 15:07
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    @mattburnett No intention of rep whoring. As you can see I barely post and could care less if i get some magic internet points. I did not know as Nate said the normal way to do this was to always link forward to the new one. Please don't make stack exchange a toxic environment for new and old users alike I see no benefit in driving away people. Commented Jun 8, 2014 at 16:45
  • Where's the link to the duplicate post?
    – MrJLP
    Commented May 6, 2017 at 11:40

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Most people have estimated his wealth to be around 1 Million BTC. Don't take my word for it though this post https://bitslog.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/the-well-deserved-fortune-of-satoshi-nakamoto/ is often the first referring to this discussion.

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