Shinichi Mochizuki (望月 新一) is a mathematician specializing in number theory and has been described as so smart that the mathematical community is finding his work too difficult to proof check. A graduate of Princeton University, where he received his Ph.d at the age of 23, Shinichi Mochizuki created a stir throughout the world when he posted on the internet, claims to have proven a famed number theory problem that has stumped mathematicians for years, the ABC Conjecture.
There are those that build a case for the math genius to be the mysterious creator of bitcoin.
Read more about Shinichi Mochizuki:
- Shinichi Mochizuki’s Personal Website
- The Paradox of the Proof – By Caroline Chen
- The case against Shinichi Mochizuki as bitcoin’s “dance away genius”