Zero that we can detect.
It appears Satoshi mined about 980,000 Bitcoin, and none of those have been spent or moved in any way. The thing is, we have no way of knowing if he mined more by different means. If he truly believed that his vision had a high chance of becoming a widespread money one day, he’d obviously want a few for himself and I’d bet he knew all the way back in 2009/10 that he should set up another miner somewhere that doesn’t have any connection to the others just to mine a little for himself, kind of like a retirement fund.
It’s pretty obvious that he has no plans to spend the original 980k, ever.
It would be very likely to tank bitcoin’s price hard if the world knew he had the ability to spend them. Heck, it would do the same if the world simply believed that he is still even alive today at all… Many strongly believe that he is Hal Finney, who passed away years ago.
But the best evidence that he doesn’t intend to touch those coins is that if he wanted to, he could have proven his intentions and vastly grown his wealth during the fall 2017 hard fork fiasco by moving any of the coins or better yet, by selling off his Bitcoin Cash (BCH) after the fork.
He may become the richest man in the world soon, but I’d be willing to bet he’ll never get to spend a single satoshi of that 980k BTC.
By Luke Parker
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