Satoshi Nakamoto is the pseudonym of the author that published the paper entitled "Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System" in 2008. Satoshi Nakamoto created the initial software implementation of the Bitcoin protocol and released it as an open - source software in 2009. In this capacity, Satoshi Nakamoto is the inventor of Bitcoin.
In 2010, Satoshi gradually stopped contributing to the Bitcoin project and turned over development to the Bitcoin community which has continued to maintain the core Bitcoin software.
It's important to realize that the software that Satoshi released is completely open-source, which means it can be read and contributed by anyone. No individual person or group has the power to control the Bitcoin network, because the network is completely open and transparent.