Just 11 years ago, Satoshi Nakamoto sent his last online message in the form of an email to Gavin Andresen. In it, Satoshi reminded Gavin that it was essential to give credit to dev contributors to the Bitcoin project rather than to its creator.

The last known public online message from Satoshi Nakamoto was a post on the Bitcointalk forum on December 12, 2010.

Yet Satoshi Nakamoto continued to give signs of life in the following months to some early contributors to the Bitcoin project. Among them is Gavin Andresen, who published in 2014 the last email he received from Satoshi Nakamoto on April 26, 2011, just 11 years ago.

But before that, a few days earlier, he had exchanged emails with Mike Hearn, explaining on April 23, 2011, that he had moved on to other things than Bitcoin:

"I've moved on to other things. It's in good hands with Gavin and everyone."

Details on these emails are published on Mike Hearn's page: https://plan99.net/~mike/satoshi-emails/thread5.html

On April 26, 2011, he then sent his last known email to Gavin Andresen:

"I wish you wouldn't keep talking about me as a mysterious shadowy figure, the press just turns that into a pirate currency angle. Maybe instead make it about the open source project and give more credit to your dev contributors; it helps motivate them."

Eleven years after Satoshi Nakamoto's last known online message, no one still knows who this mysterious figure was who gave birth to an incredible monetary revolution that the world will be able to benefit from.

Let's hope that his identity will remain a mystery forever, and let's focus on the Bitcoin project as he wanted, trying to get the most out of it for the most people. Which has been done very well so far.

The best is yet to come for the Bitcoin revolution.

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