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Craig “Satoshi Nakamoto” Wright Tries to Dominate Blockchain with Patents

Craig “Satoshi Nakamoto” Wright Tries to Dominate Blockchain with Patents

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Photo: Craig Wright Claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto on the BBC The discredited self-proclaimed inventor of Bitcoin, Australian business man Craig Wright, is back to mess with the cryptocurrencies world. A firm controlled by Wright is filling a huge number of patents for various applications of blockchain technology estimated to be worth over a billion dollar, according to the Reuters news agency.

The fact that the real inventor of Bitcoin left his breakthrough invention in the public domain allowed for rapid development of new derivative projects, first in new cryptocurrencies and these days especially around blockchain solutions for banks and other financial institutions. If Wright will be allowed to gain legal control of the technology all that might change.

While trying to keep the connection to Wright hidden, his firm (Antigua-registered EITC Holdings Ltd) has reportedly already filled applications for over fifty patents in the UK since February, with up to four-hundredths planned. Remember Wright?

In May Wright made an announcement that he is the creator of Bitcoin with much fanfare, appearing simultaneously on Forbes and the Economist as well as an interview on the BBC. Giving validity to the claim were Bitcoin experts and leading community members, Gavin Andresen and Jon Matonis, who seemed to confirm at the time that the Australian businessman is indeed Satoshi Nakamoto.

However, many refused to accept Wright as the creator of Bitcoin and challenged him to provide proof by making a transfer from Satoshi’s wallet or just sign a verified a message using the private key from block #1. Wright very quickly decided to disappear, he deleted his blog and claimed he will not talk to the public ever again. The last meaningful message from him was that he is sorry for hurting reputation of Andresen and Matonis .

Who is Satoshi? - The Hal Finney-Dorian Nakamoto Connection

Who is Satoshi? – The Hal Finney-Dorian Nakamoto Connection

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A connection between the late computer scientist, Hal Finney, and Dorian Nakamoto could hold the answer to the creator of Bitcoin’s identity. The identity of Bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, has been the cause of much speculation since the cryptocurrency was created. This has especially been the case in recent weeks after Craig Wright claimed to be the man himself. An oft-overlooked connection between the late computer scientist, Hal Finney, and Dorian Nakamoto, born Satoshi, could hold the answer. Hal Finney

Hal Finney was a computer scientist and pre-Bitcoin cryptographic pioneer who was reportedly the first person, other than Satoshi Nakamoto, to use Bitcoin’s software, file bug reports, and make improvements. However, an acquaintance and co-blogger of Finney, Robin Hanson, supposed that was “at least” 15% sure that “Hal was more involved than he’s said”, though he later redacted these claims when new evidence arose. Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto

While Forbes journalist, Andy Greenberg, was investigating the identity of Satoshi, it was discovered that a man by the name of Dorian Nakamoto, born Satoshi, was living only a few blocks from Finney. His family home was facing foreclosure by his bank and the retiree was swiftly becoming a victim of the harsh financial climate in the United States.

While Dorian himself was initially investigated as many had suggested that he himself could be Satoshi, these claims were swiftly dismissed when Satoshi vehemently denied his involvement:

“I have nothing to do with bitcoin. I never worked for the company, I don’t know any people there, I never had a contract there or anything like that. I wasn’t even aware of the product,” he said. The connection

Reddit user, /u/TaleRecursion , sums up the theory very well: “I think he [Dorian] is the real person after whom the Satoshi persona was named. The coincidence […]

Still in the Wind: Satoshi Nakamoto

Still in the Wind: Satoshi Nakamoto

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Photo: Richard Gardner Back in December, the folks at WIRED released an extensive analysis of Craig Wright, supporting the idea that he may well be mystery man Satoshi Nakamoto. A week later, they issued a single follow-up sentence:

New clues following the publication of this story have shown inconsistencies in Wright’s academic and supercomputing claims that may point to the second, strange possibility we noted: an elaborate, long-planned hoax.

Speculation has heated up over the past couple weeks after Wright took his claim public: he is the founder of Bitcoin. Gavin Andresen and Jon Matonis, the chief scientist and founding director, respectively, at the Bitcoin Foundation, supported his claims. Those in the community, on the other hand, have been less willing to accept the claims which have all been categorically circumstantial. A New Wrinkle

Responding to the backlash in the community and throughout social media, Wright balked. Not necessarily a retraction, he wrote:

I’m Sorry.

I believed I could do this. I believed that I could put the years of anonymity and hiding behind me. But, as the events of this week unfolded and I prepared to publish the proof of access to the earliest keys, I broke. I do not have the courage. I cannot.

When the rumors began, my qualifications and character were attacked. When those allegations were proven false, new allegations have already begun. I know now that I am not strong enough for this.

I know that this weakness will cause great damage to those that have supported me, and particularly to Jon Matonis and Gavin Andresen. I can only hope that their honour and credibility is not irreparably tainted by my actions. They were not deceived, but I know that the world will never believe that now. I can only […]

Why Satoshi Nakamoto's Identity Matters

Why Satoshi Nakamoto’s Identity Matters

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Frank Schuil is a Dutch entrepreneur living in Sweden, and the CEO and co-founder of bitcoin exchange service Safello.

In this opinion piece, Schuil argues that the identity of bitcoin’s creator could have a great impact not only on the technology, but potentially the future of the world’s economy. Lots has been said (and even more has been speculated ) following Craig Wright’s claim that he is bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.

At the time of writing, the community seems to have embraced the idea this unveiling was an elaborate hoax, despite his early involvement and relevant background.

While some will continue the search for Satoshi Nakamoto, it is good to gain an understanding of why it matters who he, she or they might be. Satoshi’s role in development

After a period of active involvement in the development of the bitcoin protocol, Satoshi handed over the scepter to former Bitcoin Core maintainer Gavin Andresen at the end of 2010.

Gavin then handed the keys to the kingdom over to Wladimir van der Laan, who now serves in this position. Since then the development roadmap has been managed with two degrees of separation between the current team and its inventor.

Further, after Wright failed to provide conclusive proof he was Satoshi Nakamoto, Gavin’s judgement – he defended Craig – was put into question and his commit access was revoked. As a result, there now exists an even bigger gap between the inventor and the development of the protocol.

So why does this matter? Open-source software is exactly that – open source. Anyone can make a copy of the bitcoin blockchain and start their own version of it, like has been done by Bitcoin Classic , Bitcoin XT and Bitcoin Unlimited .However, the original version of the protocol, Bitcoin Core, and the developer group supporting it, […]

In Search of Bitcoin’s Mysterious Creator: Can David Kleiman Be Satoshi Nakamoto?

In Search of Bitcoin’s Mysterious Creator: Can David Kleiman Be Satoshi Nakamoto?

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Was the inventor of Bitcoin a man found dead in horribly tragic circumstances? A few days ago Cointelegraph carried an article by my colleague Cyril Gilson, which asked the question God is Dead? Craig Wright Is a Very Bad Satoshi Anyway .

Cyril proposed that David Kleiman may have been Satoshi Nakamoto, the enigmatic inventor of Bitcoin, the world’s most famous cryptocurrency. We have covered the topic of Satoshi Nakamoto extensively in the past and being a Cryptocurrency publication, I am sure that we will touch on this subject in the future as well.

One thing is for certain that anything you read online surrounding this topic will involve a certain amount of conjecture.

Who is Satoshi Nakamoto is turning out to be a mystery that is a case fit for M. Hercule Poirot. Here is a theory that we must consider as well. A grisly end, a promising beginning and a bravely led life

David Alan Kleiman is no longer with us, he died in April of 2013 after having been confined to a wheelchair for years following a motorcyle accident in 1995.

He was all of 46 years old. David died in abject poverty and was found in his Riviera Beach, Florida house which was facing foreclosure. According to Gizmodo his body was found in a state of decomposition, with wheelchair tracks of blood and fecal matter covering the room. A loaded gun and open bottles of alcohol were also discovered by his side.

A bullet hole in the mattress suggested that a gun had been discharged in the room at some point but no casings were found. Keiman had been suffering years of ill health and had been infected with MRSA, which was the most likely reason for his demise.

However things were not always so bad for David who was a […]

Bitcoin will Survive without Ever Knowing Who Satoshi Nakamoto is

Bitcoin will Survive without Ever Knowing Who Satoshi Nakamoto is

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Despite the always present mystery of who Satoshi Nakamoto is, Bitcoin has been able to survive and prosper without the identity of its creator ever being revealed. Now that everyone seems to be on the Easter Egg hunt to find out what the connection between Wright and Nakamoto really is, we need to keep in mind this is about Bitcoin and not personal glory. Bitcoin Does Not Hinge on Satoshi Nakamoto Identity

At times like these, people tend to forget Bitcoin has been around for seven years already, without ever knowing who Satoshi Nakamoto is. That has never been an issue so far, as the Bitcoin community keeps on growing every day. Although some people would love to know who created this cryptocurrency, the survival of Bitcoin is not linked to revealing Satoshi Nakamoto .

As intriguing as this mystery is, there is no need to go on a Satoshi Nakamoto manhunt to begin with. If the creator of Bitcoin has ever wanted to reveal his/her/their true identity, they would have done so during these past seven years. However, there are also several reasons as to why this would not be the case, as exposing oneself as creating Bitcoin will attract a lot of unwanted attention as well.

First of all, there was never a guarantee Bitcoin would succeed when it was initially launched by Satoshi Nakamoto. Even though Hal Finney showed a great interest in the project when he found out more about it, he and Satoshi still had to iron out a lot of issues to fix crashing clients and ensure the network would remain secure. With only a handful of people committing their proof-of-work to the Bitcoin network, the early days of this cryptocurrency were very brittle, to say the least.

Secondly, there are certain laws which would […]

The League of Extraordinary Satoshi Nakamoto Identities

The League of Extraordinary Satoshi Nakamoto Identities

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Another day in the ongoing saga of Satoshi Nakamoto and Craig Wright has passed. The latter claims he has extraordinary proof that he invested Bitcoin. But what is David Kleiman/s role in all of this? Craig Wright Has “Extraordinary Proof”

It will be quite an uphill battle for Craig Wright to prove he is Satoshi Nakamoto, although he does seem to be perturbed by that challenge. In fact, he told mainstream media yesterday how he has “extraordinary proof” of him being the infamous Bitcoin creator, although it remains to be seen what this evidence entails exactly.

What we do know is how Mr. Wright – or is he Mr. Wrong after all? – will present a series of “pieces laying the foundation for this extraordinary claim”. Leaving all of the flair for the dramatic aside for a moment, it appears as independently-verifiable documents and evidence addressing false allegations will be posted online.

Although this may sound quite appealing to the everyday uneducated Bitcoin enthusiast, the fact it takes Craig Wright several days to present this information is causing even more speculation as to where this “evidence” comes from. Moreover, there is a likely possibility Wright will try to move one single coin – just ONE, folks – from one of the earliest Bitcoin blocks to prove he has ownership of that particular wallet address.

At the same time, this type of proof is not extraordinary per se, as Satoshi Nakamoto was not the only one who mined Bitcoin in the early days. Hal Finney – may his soul rest in peace despite all of this drama – mined alongside with the real Satoshi Nakamoto in the early days. It is not unlikely to think Wright may have somehow acquired Finney’s private key[s]. If this is the case, moving coins from an […]

Real Identity of Satoshi Nakamoto Remains Unknown Due To Lack of Evidence

Real Identity of Satoshi Nakamoto Remains Unknown Due To Lack of Evidence

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One of the biggest mysteries in the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency has been solved, as Satoshi Nakamoto is none other than Dr. Craig Wright. Or that is what everyone would like us to believe, even though most of the information is based on hearsay and not actual verifiable proof. Will the Real Satoshi Nakamoto Please Stand Up?

Although it is not the first time the name of Dr. Craig Steven Wright comes up in the search for Satoshi Nakamoto , various media outlets around the world claim to have substantial evidence to back up these claims. Or to be more precise, they claim this announcement to be genuinely based on information verified by someone else, albeit leaving no proof of this ever transpiring in the first place.

For several years now, people have been trying to unearth the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the infamous creator of Bitcoin and the blockchain technology. Just a few months ago, various media outlets pointed out that Dr. Craig Wright would be the real Satoshi Nakamoto although there was no effort to back up those claims back then.

Fast forward to today, and there is still very little evidence to back up these claims. It seems rather strange the real Satoshi Nakamoto would go public on this day, yet that is exactly what has happened . Such an announcement out of the blue caught a lot of people by surprise, and the Bitcoin world is running rampant with speculation as to whether or not these claims are valid or not.

Note from the Author: various people have “ debunked ” the signature already.

The BBC , one of the biggest media outlets in the world, broke the story earlier this morning. Apparently, Dr. Wright confirmed his identity as Satoshi Nakamoto to Gavin Andresen , […]

Bitcoin Price and Satoshi Nakamoto Claims

Bitcoin Price and Satoshi Nakamoto Claims

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Bitcoin price remains above $440 after retreating from $450 earlier in the day. The market has not managed a higher high this week, and decline seems evident for the first time in months.

This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here . Not a member? Join now and receive a $29 discount using the code CCN29. Bitcoin Price Analysis

Time of analysis: 14h00 UTC OKCoin BTC/USD 1-Hour Chart

From the analysis pages of xbt.social, earlier today:

Thinking about the possibility of decline, there are a few potential levels that the market may target in the chart.

Price has spent several months above its 1-day 200MA, so a return to this level ($400) seems inevitable. The nearby $370 level could also be an attractive demand zone, but if a strong sell-off should grip the market we could see $300 – the primary S&R level during 2015.

The momentum indicators in the 1-hour chart (above) are for the most part positioned at their neutral positions, and price seems to be holding above the rising long-term supporting trendline currently at $442 (light blue).

Earlier this week, a certain Craig Wright claimed via the BCC and the Economist that he is Bitcoin’s creator, Satoshi Nakamoto . Strangely, the claimant refuses to perform the most rudimentary verification which is to sign an independent message with a private key (Bitcoin or PGP) belonging to Satoshi Nakamoto.The market appears to be unhappy about his awkward appearance on the scene. Yesterday, when technical proofs debunking his claims began emerging, the market embarked on a brief relief rally. However, today, Craig Wright announced that he will be spending early bitcoins to backup the claim that he is Satoshi Nakamoto. Uncertainty and expectation hangs over the market, and the concerned mood biases trade toward […]

Craig Wright Is Not Satoshi Nakamoto - the Technical Proof

Craig Wright Is Not Satoshi Nakamoto – the Technical Proof

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Craig Wright has failed to prove that he is Bitcoin’s creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. This article will explain technical facts that show how Craig Wright has not offered any conclusive evidence that he is Satoshi Nakamoto. Furthermore, Craig Wright’s self-published verification script reveals the he had played a clever deception, but had not been smart enough to hide it from even cursory technical scrutiny. The Takeaway

This article explains several proofs that debunk Craig Wright’s claims that he possesses the private keys belonging to Satoshi Nakamoto.

The definitive finding is that Craig Wright has not proven key ownership , and that the verification script he used (and self-defeatingly published) contains a deception that may have fooled non-technical journalists, but that is apparent to the average command line user. Proving Private Key Ownership

Various tools allow us to generate public-private key pairs. You keep the private key secret. Public keys are ordinarily published to key-servers distributed across the internet, or can be included in a web page or email. Anyone can download anyone else’s published public key.

The procedure for proving private key ownership involves a simple standard task . Someone sends you a message, you sign it with your private key, return the signed message to the sender who is then able to verify your private key signature with your corresponding public key.

Craig Wright has avoided this self-evident, simple procedure at every request. Private Demonstrations

Instead he has opted for a complicated process of verifying signatures via raw command line tools. In private demonstrations to journalists at the BBC and The Economist, Craig Wright signed a message provided by himself and then verified its signature, again by himself, in front of his audience.

Based on these demonstrations, to convince his non-expert audiences, the interviews could then proceeded: “So, you have proven that […]

Craig Wright Will Move Satoshi’s Bitcoins “Soon”

Craig Wright Will Move Satoshi’s Bitcoins “Soon”

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The recent outing of Craig Wright as being Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto has been a source of considerable controversy among Bitcoin community members over the past 24 hours. With less than conclusive evidence, there is a growing demand for more verification. By the look of things, Wright will provide exactly that, or so he claims, at least. Wright Will Move Satoshi’s Bitcoins

With all of the allegations and questions surrounding his so-called message verification signature , the outing of Craig Wright as being Satoshi Nakamoto has been more dramatic than conclusive. Very few Bitcoin enthusiasts believe he is the real Satoshi Nakamoto, and most of his evidence has been debunked so far.

One easy way to verify whether or not Wright is Nakamoto is by moving some coins associated the Genesis Block. In the early days of Bitcoin, only Satoshi Nakamoto mined some coins, before being joined by Hal Finney at a later date. If Wright can move some of the coins belonging to Satoshi Nakamoto, the discussion will become entirely different.

By the look of things, that is exactly what Wright is set out to do, as he announced he will move a coin from an “early block” in the next few days. Such a vague statement is plenty of cause for future discussion, as an “early block” could mean a lot of things, and may not provide the conclusive evidence Wright needs to climb out of his pole he dug for himself.

Other people validating the previous Wright claims as legitimately being Satoshi Nakamoto have backfired as well. Not only did most of the mainstream media outlets face a ton of backlash from the Bitcoin community, but both Gavin Andresen – who has his commit access revoked – and Jon Matonis have been targets of finger pointing in the […]

Craig Wright claims he is bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto

Craig Wright claims he is bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto

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Craig Wright is bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, he tells the BBC in this still taken from a video interview broadcast on May 2, 2016 Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright is bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, he claimed on his personal blog and in media interviews on Monday. Within hours, skeptics were pointing to flaws in his claims.

Wright was first outed as the developer of the cryptocurrency by Wired magazine in December, but would not confirm the magazine’s claims at the time. Days later the magazine said fresh evidence pointed to another possibility it had raised: that Wright may be a sophisticated hoaxer . [ Safeguard your data! The tools you need to encrypt your communications and Web data . • The tools you need to encrypt your communications and Web data . • InfoWorld’s encryption Deep Dive how-to report . | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld’s Security newsletter . ] But Wright really is Satoshi, he has claimed in interviews with the BBC, The Economist and GQ — but not Wired.

The BBC backed his claim enthusiastically, headlining it "Craig Wright revealed as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto." The Economist was more measured: "Craig Steven Wright claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto. Is he?"

Many readers are even more skeptical, but that’s something Wright is resigned to.

"Some people will believe, some people won’t, and to tell the truth, I don’t really care," Wright said in a video interview with the BBC .

Satoshi’s identity has been shrouded in mystery in the years since he withdrew from bitcoin development. His reappearance now could influence the future direction of bitcoin, including a key debate about the size of blocks in the blockchain .

Wright posted instructions on his personal blog on Monday on how to verify the validity of a digital signature — and implied that […]

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I believe Craig Steven Wright is the person who invented Bitcoin.

I was flown to London to meet Dr. Wright a couple of weeks ago, after an initial email conversation convinced me that there was a very good chance he was the same person I’d communicated with in 2010 and early 2011. After spending time with him I am convinced beyond a reasonable doubt: Craig Wright is Satoshi.

Part of that time was spent on a careful cryptographic verification of messages signed with keys that only Satoshi should possess. But even before I witnessed the keys signed and then verified on a clean computer that could not have been tampered with, I was reasonably certain I was sitting next to the Father of Bitcoin.

During our meeting, I saw the brilliant, opinionated, focused, generous – and privacy-seeking – person that matches the Satoshi I worked with six years ago. And he cleared up a lot of mysteries, including why he disappeared when he did and what he’s been busy with since 2011. But I’m going to respect Dr. Wright’s privacy, and let him decide how much of that story he shares with the world.

We love to create heroes – but also seem to love hating them if they don’t live up to some unattainable ideal. It would be better if Satoshi Nakamoto was the codename for an NSA project, or an artificial intelligence sent from the future to advance our primitive money. He is not, he is an imperfect human being just like the rest of us. I hope he manages to mostly ignore the storm that his announcement will create, and keep doing what he loves– learning and research and innovating.

I am very happy to be able to say I shook his hand and thanked him for giving Bitcoin to the […]

Bitcoin's Maker Revealed? Australian Man Says He Is 'Satoshi Nakamoto'

Bitcoin’s Maker Revealed? Australian Man Says He Is ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’

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Entrepreneur Craig Wright says he is the creator of the bitcoin crypto-currency. In this 2014 file photo, a man arrives for the Inside Bitcoins conference and trade show in New York. For years, it’s been a mystery: Who created the bitcoin crypto-currency, only to vanish as the virtual money grew into a phenomenon? Australian computer scientist Craig Wright now says he’s "Satoshi Nakamoto," the alias that was used to create bitcoin.

"Satoshi is dead," Wright wrote in a blog post in which he says he created bitcoin. "But this is only the beginning."

In his blog post, Wright also discusses identity and meaning — or, more precisely, the sign and the signified — key semiotic concepts that apply to both currency and literature (Wright quotes Jean-Paul Sartre ) and theology (in which he holds a doctorate).

Wright, 45, is an entrepreneur whose name has often been mentioned in conversations about bitcoin’s creator — most notably in December, when NPR’s Alina Selyukh wrote that both Wired magazine and Gizmodo had concluded bitcoin was probably started by Wright, possibly in conjunction with U.S. computer expert David Kleiman, who died in in 2013.

At the time, Wright was also under the scrutiny of Australia’s government, with police raiding his home and office in Sydney as part of a tax investigation. That part of the story — along with journalists’ ( since disputed ) claims of having unmasked Satoshi — means that Wright’s declaration is generating some skepticism, and even some declarations that he’s engaging in a hoax.

In forums on Reddit and elsewhere, critics are faulting the proof that Wright seemed to offer for his claim; others say it could take days and weeks to verify.

The BBC , which along with The Economist and GQ was given special access to Wright, reports that during its session […]

Craig Wright says he's Satoshi Nakamoto, the father of Bitcoin

Craig Wright says he’s Satoshi Nakamoto, the father of Bitcoin

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Image: BBC Craig Wright ousted himself as Satoshi Nakamoto, the maker of Bitcoin. The real identity of elusive Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto is reportedly Australian entrepreneur Craig Steven Wright.

Wright has apparently proven his identity to the BBC , the Economis t and the London Review of Books , all three of which have reported the story Monday, by digitally signing messages using some of the earliest Bitcoin cryptographic keys, which are linked to Bitcoin blocks mined by Nakamoto himself. Furthermore, BBC claims prominent members of the Bitcoin community and development team have confirmed that Wright is, indeed, Nakamoto.

"I was the main part of it, other peopled helped me," Wright said in a televised interview with the BBC.

Wright also published an elaborate blog post Monday, explaining, in very technical terms, how he proved he is Nakamoto. Furthermore, Gavin Andresen, the chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation, has recently met with Wright and subsequently wrote a blog post saying he believes Wright’s claims to be genuine. The search for the real Satoshi

The identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, who invented Bitcoin in 2008 and is estimated to have amassed around one million bitcoins (some $450 million by today’s value), is a mystery that has been puzzling the IT world for a decade.

Wright has been "ousted" as the creator of Bitcoin by Wired and Gizmodo , both of which were sent a trove of documents indicating that Wright is, in fact, Nakamoto. However, in a later story, Wired reported that it’s more likely that Wright’s story is a very elaborate hoax .

Shortly after the story was publicized, the Australian tax authorities raided Wright’s house in Gordon, New South Wales and offices in Sydney.

Wright’s motivation for revealing his identity as Nakamoto is to end the seemingly endless media speculation about his identity. An in-depth […]

Craig Wright Admits Being Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto After All

Craig Wright Admits Being Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto After All

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Photo: Craig Wright Admits to being Satoshi Nakamoto on the BBC It seems the elusive Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto has finally been found. The Australian businessman that was outed last year but denied it, Craig Steven Wright, has now admitted his role in the design of the world’s first cryptocurrency and provided proof for it.

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Speaking with the BBC Craig Wright signed messages using the cryptographic keys linked to Satoshi and explained: “These are the blocks used to send 10 bitcoins to Hal Finney in January 2009 as the first bitcoin transaction.” This seems to confirm without a doubt that he is indeed the founder of Bitcoin.

Following the airing of the BBC confession ,a number of high ranking developers and people that were in communication with Satoshi when he was still active in the development of Bitcoin came forward to say they believe Craig Wright’s admission.

Jon Matonis, one of the founding directors of the Bitcoin Foundation, wrote : “According to me, the proof is conclusive and I have no doubt that Craig Steven Wright is the person behind the Bitcoin technology, Nakamoto consensus, and the Satoshi Nakamoto name.”

Gavin Andresen, chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation, wrote: “I believe Craig Steven Wright is the person who invented Bitcoin. I was flown to London to meet Dr. Wright a couple of weeks ago, after an initial email conversation convinced me that there was a very good chance he was the same person I’d communicated with in 2010 and early 2011. After spending time with him I am convinced beyond a reasonable doubt: Craig Wright is Satoshi.”

The price of Bitcoin, if you were wondering, did not react in any meaningful […]

Being Satoshi Nakamoto

Being Satoshi Nakamoto

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Imagine you had a very rich uncle who left you a huge fortune, let’s say to the tune of 9 figures in US dollars. You would be ecstatic right? Now imagine if someone had a similar fortune stashed in Bitcoin but was never heard from again. It would be a tragedy of epic proportions.

Satoshi Nakamoto , the enigmatic father of BitcoinCT r: 8 has disappeared and his disappearance is an elephant in the room. His last words to the world being “I’ve moved on to other things…”.

Is Nakamoto San still alive?

Is he Japanese?

Why can’t he spend his massive fortune?

Let us try to deconstruct one of the most mysterious people in the world. What’s in a name?

If we were to judge a book by the cover, and take his word for what it is, he is a Japanese man.

So what about the name Satoshi Nakamoto, which is spelt 中本哲史 (Nakamoto Satoshi) in Japanese? We talked with Takaaki Kagawa, BA Literature (Waseda University, Tokyo) and he had this to say about the name our father of Bitcoin has chosen for himself: “First of all, it sounds like a fairly valid Japanese name. Satoshi is a common male name, and I had a couple of classmates called Satoshi even though the Japanese spellings were different. Nakamoto is a surname which is not everywhere, but it is not uncommon. According to Myoji-Yurai (browsed on the 27th of April, 2016), there are approx. 39,200 people with this surname spelt in this particular way in Japanese.” If indeed Satoshi Nakamoto spells Nakamoto in this particular manner then and is a Japanese living in Japan then we can narrow down the number of people to a smaller pool.If we assume that he told the truth about his age, then we have even a smaller […]

How to Prove You’re Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto

How to Prove You’re Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto

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Click to Open Overlay Gallery Tang Yau Hoong/Getty Images Four months have passed since the world learned the name of Craig Wright, a man who, as WIRED wrote in December , either created Bitcoin or very badly wants someone to believe he did.

Now rumors are swirling through the Bitcoin world that Wright himself is poised to publicly claim—and possibly offer some sort of proof—that he really is Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious inventor of Bitcoin. If he does, he’ll have to convince a highly skeptical cryptography community for whom “proof” is a serious word, and one that requires cryptographic levels of certainty.

The suggestion is that Wright, an Australian cryptographer and security professional, has arranged to perform a demonstration for media in London next week that’s intended to convince the world he’s bitcoin’s creator. Luckily for any legitimate claimant to the Satoshi throne—and for bitcoiners tired of the long succession of unproven candidates and speculation—there are some clear, almost incontrovertible ways for Satoshi Nakamoto to prove himself. When WIRED asked bitcoiners and cryptographers what it would take to convince them that Craig Wright is that long-lost Bitcoin founding father, they suggested a variety of methods, each with its own level of certainty. But there’s one form of proof that would be considered airtight for all but the most skeptical skeptics: what Johns Hopkins cryptographer Matthew Green describes as “show me the money.”

If Wright created Bitcoin, he should have access to the keys that control the earliest bitcoins mined on his computer or computers. Those coins have never moved in bitcoin’s seven-year history, despite at times being worth as much as a billion dollars based on Bitcoin’s exchange rate. (They’re valued today at closer to $400 million.) And that hoard of cryptographic treasure, held in a series of bitcoin addresses that each […]

As Satoshi Nakamoto Predicted, Dynamic Fees For Transactions Take Root

As Satoshi Nakamoto Predicted, Dynamic Fees For Transactions Take Root

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Dynamic fees , announced by Blockchain.info , ensure faster Bitcoin transactions . Back in 2010, even Satoshi Nakamoto wrote that: “Free transactions would take longer to get into a block”.

Delays in transaction have been a matter of concern among the users of BitcoinCT r: 8 . These delays have been a result of congestion within the Bitcoin network.

Blockchain .info has announced the introduction of ‘Dynamic Fees’ on transactions within its wallet. It claims this will deliver fast and reliable transaction confirmation times for the best value, regardless of how many people are using the Bitcoin network. An idea born under pressure “I see it as a reaction to the problem bitcoin network has been facing lately, with the number of transactions increasing and block size staying the same, causing the delay of some transactions. If the block size had been increased on time, they wouldn’t have to introduce the dynamic fee system, so it was a forced move. However, I see it as a good decision, sometimes good ideas are born under high pressure in seemingly desperate situations. They could have just increased the fee on every transaction. Instead, they have chosen to do it only when necessary in order to keep the user’s transactions fast and as cheap as possible at a given moment. I would love to see the others introduce dynamic fee system. Whatever the block size is, that approach is in my opinion superior to the fixed fee system.” It was predicted by Satoshi

Blockchain researcher for Ribbit.me and a developer for Expanse, Christopher Franko says: “A dynamic fee means you will pay a variable fee amount in order to be included into the next block, since higher fees have higher priority for inclusion. During congestion times fees will be higher than during low […]

Satoshi Search #57: Could Margaret Runchey Be Satoshi Nakamoto?

Satoshi Search #57: Could Margaret Runchey Be Satoshi Nakamoto?

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In a recent blog post, a new individual has been brought into the limelight as a possible identity behind the alias behind Bitcoin’s Satoshi Nakamoto. A web developer by the name of Aaron Alan Alexander posted on his Medium blog and Zapchain about his potential findings that a woman named Margaret Runchey is possibly the creator of Bitcoin.

In Alexander’s post he writes about how Runchey authored a distributed systems architecture which relies on digital signatures that use a series of unified constraints including timestamps and geolocational data. This creates a form of multiple mints independent of one another. This system, like Bitcoin’s, requires no central authority and where the transactions are protected from attack by their performance in a similar concept to proof of work. Runchey had patented this invention in 2007, before Nakamoto’s release of Bitcoin in 2008.

While there seems to be some potential here for drawing direct or indirect notions from Runchey to Satoshi, this isn’t the first time an internet sleuth has done so erroneously. Just earlier this month a Polish computer programmer and his former professor were outed as being behind Bitcoin by a blog, only to be refuted almost immediately. Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright was a recent high-profile example of the search for bitcoin’s pseudonymous inventor. There was rife speculation pointing to the possibility of him being Satoshi Nakamoto.

Another significant question about Runchey is where is she and what is she doing? A surface level Google search of her name turns up very little except for her parents and virtually nothing in regards to her life on social media. How and why has she stayed under the radar for so long?

What’s unique about this assertion about Runchey is that she is in fact the first woman to be seriously thought of as potentially […]

End The Satoshi Nakamoto Manhunt Already

End The Satoshi Nakamoto Manhunt Already

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The mysterious creator of Bitcoin – known by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto – keeps sparking the imagination of people around the world. For some reason, it is of great importance to figure out who created Bitcoin and its blockchain technology, although the person or group responsible for this creation does not want to be the center of attention by any means. Granted, it’d be good to know who created this incredible ecosystem, but is it a top priority?

Also read: Cryptopolis Altcoin Exchange Is A Cryptsy Clone Leave Satoshi Nakamoto Alone

There are various theories to be found on the Internet regarding who Satoshi Nakamoto is. Some people feel it is the NSA who created an ecosystem that works completely off the grid of traditional finance. Others feel it is could be any random person on the street, showcased by various media claims to have identified Satoshi Nakamoto throughout the years. However, none of these claims have ever been validated, and media agencies have made fools out of themselves in this regard.

As Bitcoin and the concept of digital currencies start to gain more attention, the age-old question regarding Satoshi Nakamoto’s identity is revisited once again. A recent article on Sputnik News mentions how mistaken identities of Satoshi Nakamoto have been hunted down by journalists, only to return empty-handed.

One thing people should start asking themselves is whether or not it matters to know the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. Granted, the person or collective responsible for bringing Bitcoin to people all over the world deserves praise, statues, and perhaps even a Nobel prize . But people seem to forget the real Satoshi Nakamoto might not want to be found in the first place.

Bitcoin is a difficult concept to grasp, and its mysterious creator doesn’t seem […]

Did you know Satoshi released a pre-release draft of the whitepaper in August of 2008? With the title: Electronic Cash Without a Trusted Third Party

Did you know Satoshi released a pre-release draft of the whitepaper in August of 2008? With the title: Electronic Cash Without a Trusted Third Party

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Bitcoin is the currency of the Internet : a distributed, worldwide, decentralized digital money. Unlike traditional currencies such as dollars, bitcoins are issued and managed without any central authority whatsoever: there is no government, company, or bank in charge of Bitcoin. As such, it is more resistant to wild inflation and corrupt banks. With Bitcoin, you can be your own bank . Begging/asking for bitcoins is absolutely not allowed, no matter how badly you need the bitcoins. Only requests for donations to large, recognized charities are allowed, and only if there is good reason to believe that the person accepting bitcoins on behalf of the charity is trustworthy.

News articles that do not contain the word "Bitcoin" are usually off-topic. This subreddit is not about general financial news.

Submissions that are mostly about some other cryptocurrency belong elsewhere. For example, /r/CryptoCurrency is a good place to discuss all cryptocurrencies.

Trades should usually not be advertised here. For example, submissions like "Buying 100 BTC" or "Selling my computer for bitcoins" do not belong here. /r/Bitcoin is primarily for news and discussion.

Please avoid repetition — /r/bitcoin is a subreddit devoted to new information and discussion about Bitcoin and its ecosystem. New merchants are welcome to announce their services for Bitcoin, but after those have been announced they are no longer news and should not be re-posted. Aside from new merchant announcements, those interested in advertising to our audience should consider Reddit’s self-serve advertising system .

Bitcoin Core is the the backbone of the Bitcoin network . Almost all Bitcoin wallets rely on Bitcoin Core in one way or another. If you have a fairly powerful computer that is almost always online, you can help the network by running Bitcoin Core. You can also use Bitcoin Core as a very secure […]

Satoshi Nakamoto Writes To CoinTelegraph About The Nobel Prize

Satoshi Nakamoto Writes To CoinTelegraph About The Nobel Prize

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On 14th of December 2015, cointelegraph received an email in response to Bhagwan Chowdhry ’s proposal of Satoshi Nakamoto for the Nobel Prize . It is signed by Satoshi Nakamoto himself.

Far from believing the first email arriving into our offices, the email got us thinking deeper about the matter anyway, and the result is this article. Chowdry’s Satoshi Nobel Nomination Proposal Didn’t Receive An Answer For Six Months

Chowdhry’s proposal of Satoshi for the Nobel Prize came several months ago, in June 2015, and he offered himself as a representative of Satoshi for the ceremony and prize delivery: “He will most likely not appear in person and reveal his true identity given that he has chosen to remain anonymous all his life, to accept the award in Stockholm, Sweden in the formal ceremony in December. I would be happy to go and accept the Prize on his behalf. What about the acceptance speech? That won’t be any problem either. He can write his speech, digitally sign it and send it to me securely. I would, of course, rehearse and deliver it on his behalf at the Prize ceremony. Finally, there is the issue of the Prize money. No, I am not hoping to get the money just because I accept the award on his behalf and deliver his acceptance speech.” But since his offer, Chowdry didn’t receive any answer in any form, as far as we know.

Until today? Email from Satoshi Nakamoto

The first thought we had after receiving the email was that it was a joke. But it could also be a form of retaliation, due to recent significant changes in the staff of CoinTelegraphCT r: 28 . We had a good laugh at first, but the email got us thinking deeper on the matter, and in the […]

Craig Wright May Be Satoshi Nakamoto, But Is He The Inventor Of Bitcoin?

Craig Wright May Be Satoshi Nakamoto, But Is He The Inventor Of Bitcoin?

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It should go without saying: it’s unlikely that the credit for the invention of BitcoinCT r: 10 goes to a single person. Craig Wright may be Satoshi Nakamoto, but how much of the Blockchain technology is owed to him?

We already know, if the investigation brought over by Wired and Gizmodo is based on valid proof, that Craig worked with a team ( “some good coders on this” ). But was he the one who conceived the blockchain idea?

Alternative forms of currency are not a new idea. Precursors Of Blockchain?

As Stephen DeMeulenaere, working in the field of Complementary Currency Systems since 1991 and founder of the website ComplementaryCurrency.org explains, Mutual Credit is an old methodology still, that can date at least as back as 1934, when the Swiss bank WIR was founded, and is still in use by issuing currency in Mutual Credit between businesses.

Stephen is not a programmer but worked as a Complementary Currency Designer, researcher and promoter and is involved in several projects like Social Trade and the Cyclos payment platform, which pre-dates Bitcoin and won the grand prize at Transact 14. “Mutual Credit is an old methodology that allows people to give each other credit within a closed network. All transactions are made public, and are potentially reversible.” While in the Bitcoin system transactions are not reversible, by design, they are traceable, and implementing a possibility of reversal would be trivial. “In Mutual Credit Systems, because members are giving themselves the right to issue personal currency within a network economy, and in return willing to accept the personal currency created by others, a basic rule is that all members have the right to know the balance and turnover of another member. There was no identity secrecy. Therefore, the transaction ledger is always open and available for […]

Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Appears... From Australia

Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Appears… From Australia

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The global investigation to discover the true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto seems to have come to an end by pointing out a 44 years old australian IT security business man named Craig Steven Wright.

The search for Satoshi Nakamoto has been going on for at least five years now, but the quest is now probably over, after new evidence including blog posts, emails and accounting statements, has been leaked by an anonymous source to tech websites Gizmodo and Wired .

Satoshi Nakamoto is the owner of over one million Bitcoins, which, with the price level at time of writing, equals to $400 million USD.

The truth is probably less exotic than we imagined, as the inventor of Bitcoin is far from being a secluded, unsuccessful physician/engineer of japanese origins , but a much more ordinary Australian business man.

The anonymous source gave proofs going from a clear blog post date 10th January 2009 to a PGP key Satoshi required people from the project to use, passing through his ex-wife claim that he was working on “digital money”, his use of email satoshi@vistomail.com , an address used in early development Stages by Satoshi Nakamoto, and his activity in lobbying in the Australian Taxation Office in regards to a new technology. A Yellow In The Yellow

On Wednesday 9th December, Craig’s house was raided by the police. Incidentally, just hours after the release of the reports by the Gizmodo and Wired websites, but police officers claim the raid has nothing to do with Craig’s association to the creation of Bitcoin.

The police raid may have nothing to do with Bitcoin, but surely Wright has a particular stance toward taxation, and this was probably exposed by the tech websites investigation. This could be the source of his problems. In fact, in one of his blog posts from […]

Satoshi Nakamoto Unmasking Might Be Driving Bitcoin's Price Rally

Satoshi Nakamoto Unmasking Might Be Driving Bitcoin’s Price Rally

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The price of bitcoin is rallying once again, spiking abruptly by $16.50 across major exchanges on the CoinDesk USD Bitcoin Price Index over a 15-minute period yesterday.

The movement began at 23:15 and ended at midnight UTC when the price hit a high of $418, with the largest movements taking place from 23:15 to 23:30.

At press time, prices were once again on the rise, pushing the price to a one-month high of $421.83, its highest total since 5th November. coindesk-bpi-chart (1) Experts were less certain about the reason for the price escalation, with theories ranging from the continued influence of activity in the global CNY market to speculations that the potential unmasking of bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto has calmed investor concerns about the digital currency. Help from Satoshi?

Market analysts so far seem split on the cause of bitcoin’s latest price increase, with the rise in value following reports by tech industry news outlets such as Wired and Gizmodo that published new evidence bitcoin’s enigmatic creator may be a pseudonym for Australian businessman Craig Steven Wright and US forensic researcher Dave Kleiman.

First published by Wired at 21:25 UTC, however, the news appeared online roughly two hours before the price increase. Still, some market observers believe that clarity on who is the owner of Satoshi’s roughly 1 million unspent bitcoins (worth roughly $465m at press time) could have had a psychological impact on the market.

“I think it is the Satoshi news because the articles describes how the 1.1m BTC allegedly are cryptographically locked up, only to be released by January 2020,” editor in chief at Adamant Research Tuur Demeester told CoinDesk. “I think the market is acting on this news, placing a bullish bet on this story being true.”

With 14.9m BTC in circulation according to data from Blockchain’s market data service […]

Nobel Committee Says No to Satoshi Nakamoto Nomination

Nobel Committee Says No to Satoshi Nakamoto Nomination

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nominated for the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2016 Satoshi Nakamoto the mysterious creator of Bitcoin, last week was by Bhagwan Chowdhry, a finance professor at the University of California. Bhagwan Chowdhry believes that “the contribution of Satoshi Nakamoto will not only change the way we think of money, it should also affect the role that central banks play in conducting monetary policy.” That was one of the main reasons pointed by the professor for the nomination. What really draws the attention to the whole process is that Satoshi Nakamoto is just a pseudonym for the creator and nobody knew him personally. In fact, there is no other mention about this mysterious person other than he released ” Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System ” in May 2009 and was seen roaming the internet until 2011. Since then nobody ever heard from him. After publishing the Bitcoin protocol whitepaper, many were the ones who tried to track Satoshi with no success and he remains a mystery until today. A lot of discussions has been made about whether Satoshi could be nominated for the Nobel prize in economics, and even though this nomination was made, the Nobel Committee didn’t answer to this subject until today. In a response to the nomination, Hans Reuterskiöld, the Nobel press officer of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences told Inverse that “the prize, as in this instance, the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Science in Memory of Alfred Nobel, is never awarded anonymously nor posthumously.” Even though Bhagwan Chowdhry, already came forth to accept the prize in behalf of Satoshi Nakamoto, for this reason along the Nobel Committee is not considering the nomination. The Committee will not award a Nobel prize to an anonymous nominee. So it looks like the only way for Satoshi […]

Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Nominated For Nobel Prize

Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Nominated For Nobel Prize

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Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of the digital currency called Bitcoin was nominated to receive the Nobel Prize in economics in 2016. The proposal was presented by Bhagwan Chowdhry, an economics professor at the University of California in the United States. Chowdry believes the technology presented by Satoshi is the most significant development of the 21 st Century and will have immense implications in the way finance will be conducted in the future. Chowdhry explains : ”I can hardly think of another innovation in the field of economy in recent decades with such influence […]. Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin Protocol has spawned exciting innovations in the FinTech space by showing how many financial contracts” The only problem is that nobody knows who Satoshi Nakamoto is a pseudonym for the real creator of Bitcoin, who was never publicly presented and no one knows where he lives or in which university or institution he works in. All that is known about Satoshi Nakamoto is that he published his White Paper back in 2009 and vanished from the internet in 2011. In this white paper he carefully describes the development of a decentralized digital currency system he calls Bitcoin. This new virtual currency enables users to perform transactions over the Internet without having to rely on cash or credit and debit cards. Essentially what he proposed was a new disruptive system that was bound to revolutionize the way finance is made. Bhagwan Chowdhry, said : “The contribution of Satoshi Nakamoto will not only change the way we think about money, it should also affect the role that central banks play in conducting monetary policy, destroy expensive transfer services; eliminate the taxes required by intermediaries such as Visa, MasterCard and Paypal.” The Nobel Prize committee never awarded to an “unknown” person, which makes it difficult […]

Satoshi Nakamoto Nominated for the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics

Satoshi Nakamoto Nominated for the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics

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Bhagwan Chowdhry , a Professor of Finance at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has nominated Satoshi Nakamoto for the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics. The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences , commonly referred to as the Nobel Prize in Economics, is an award for outstanding contributions to the field of economics. It is generally regarded as the most prestigious award for that field. “The committee has invited me to nominate someone for the 2016 Prize,” writes Chowdhry in The Huffington Post . “I then started thinking whose ideas are likely to have a disruptive influence in the twenty first century. The name of the inventor of Bitcoin suddenly jumped up in my consciousness and I have not been able to get it out of my mind since then, Satoshi Nakamoto.” Will Satoshi Nakamoto, the Inventor of #Bitcoin , Win the 2016 #NobelPrize in Economics? https://t.co/NhTErS6iM9 — Bitcoin Magazine (@BitcoinMagazine) November 9, 2015 “The invention of bitcoin – a digital currency – is nothing short of revolutionary,” continues Chowdhry. “[Bitcoin] is digital and exists purely as a mathematical object. It offers many advantages over both physical and paper currencies. It is secure, relying on almost unbreakable cryptographic code, can be divided into millions of smaller sub-units, and can be transferred securely and nearly instantaneously from one person to any other person in the world with access to internet bypassing governments, central banks and financial intermediaries such as Visa, Mastercard, Paypal or commercial banks eliminating time delays and transactions costs.” Of course, Chowdhry is aware that the Nobel Committee is unlikely to accept the nomination of a pseudonymous candidate. That’s why the article’s title is “I (Shall Happily) Accept the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics on Behalf of Satoshi Nakamoto.” “There’s no real precedent for awarding the Nobel […]

No, Satoshi Nakamoto Hasn’t Moved a Thing

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Digital Abstract Yesterday, social media lit up with the news that bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto had emerged from the shadows to make a transaction.

The mysterious figure is estimated to own somewhere in the region of one million coins , all mined during the currency’s early months. His fortune, now worth $281.6m, has not moved in six and a half years.

Yet speculation bubbled after a user spotted what appeared to be signs that some coins […]

Who is the Real Satoshi Nakamoto?

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There are a lot of speculations on the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the person who introduced bitcoin back in 2009

Author Nathaniel Popper says that cryptography expert Nick Szabo might be the real Satoshi Nakamoto

Bitcoin was first introduced in a paper by “Satoshi Nakamoto” back in 2009. Since then the cryptocurrency rose to fame and inspired a lot of bitcoin-based startups to set up shop, potentially revolutionizing the financial industry. However, not much […]

Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

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Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? It is a billion dollar question that has been going around since Bitcoin became famous. The New York Times may have found the answer. There have been speculations going around and news publications have been pointing their fingers at various people ever since the research paper was published under the name of Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008.

According to a recent article on The New York Times written by Nathaniel Popper , […]

Here’s another possible Satoshi Nakamoto

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Times reporter and author has fingered Nick Szabo as the likely creator of bitcoin.

Remember that Newsweek story claiming to have found the creator of bitcoin?

The March 2014 story was the cover of the very first issue of the magazine’s relaunch in print, and it reported that the man behind the mysterious “Satoshi Nakamoto” pseudonym was Dorian Nakamoto, an unemployed computer engineer living with his mother in Temple City, Calif. Adweek called it […]

Remove Satoshi as Founding Member, Says Bitcoin Foundation Director

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Screen Shot 2015-04-29 at 3.43.03 PM As part of a newly published roadmap for the Bitcoin Foundation, executive director Bruce Fenton has suggested removing bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto as a founding member.

Though he called for the removal of all founding members from the organisation, Fenton singled out Nakamoto’s inclusion as "not accurate", arguing that he or she was never involved in the group’s creation.

Now a largely symbolic title, the move would also strip Gavin […]

Satoshi Broke Software Barriers, ‘Now Everyone Is Doing It’

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Chris Mountford is a senior software developer at Atlassian and one of the company’s earliest employees. For those who don’t know Atlassian, it is one of Australia’s great success stories . “Bitcoin shows us that there are a class of things we previously all assumed could simply not be made with software. Money was one of those things. Now we have no idea where our new limits are.” The company is privately held by […]

‘Satoshi Was Not a Cryptographer,’ Says Gavin Andresen

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As a lead developer that has worked on Bitcoin for many years, Gavin Andresen has seen his share of mishaps and debates. In the early days of 2011, one faulty transaction created some billion bitcoins out of thin air—“which was bad,” he said at DevCore Boston . The developer-minded talk dove into the early days of Bitcoin, including the thornier coding problems that they encountered. Andresen also shared some opinions about Bitcoin’s mysterious creator […]

Vault of Satoshi Founders Close Bitcoin Exchange to Focus on Netflix Startup

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The owners of Vault of Satoshi have announced that they will be closing the notable Canada-based bitcoin exchange on 5th February due to the "insane" growth of a new business venture.

Though short on details in the official announcement , Vault of Satoshi co-founder Mike Curry told CoinDesk that the success of new venture  TurboFlix  has encouraged the exchange’s owners to switch focus. Launched six months ago, the service has gained popularity by allowing global Netflix users […]

How Dangerous is Satoshi Nakamoto?

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Is Satoshi Dangerous? Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious creator of bitcoin, has a lot of coins that remain unspent. What is he or she likely to do with them, and how might it affect the bitcoin universe?

This article was inspired by a CoinDesk commenter, who worried that we don’t know much about Satoshi’s intentions. "That hoard gives him way, way, way too much potential influence and wealth," they said.

Satoshi certainly has a lot of funds. […]

Quick Review: The Book of Satoshi

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Quick Review: The Book of Satoshi Earlier this year, Phil Champagne released a book called the Book of Satoshi.

Phil is the managing director of Wren Investment Group and has a background in computer software and electrical engineering. The Book of Satoshi presents the most relevant discussions in which the creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, participated.

The beginning chapters introduce the idea of Bitcoin and mining, how and why it works, and a brief introduction to […]

The Search for Satoshi

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In his new book, Bitcoin: the Future of Money?, Dominic Frisby looks at bitcoin’s Cypherpunk roots and considers the exciting future that is opening up for blockchain tech. In this excerpt, he is on the search for bitcoin’s creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. One of the first places where Satoshi Nakamoto mentioned bitcoin was at the P2PFoundation.ning.com . When you register there, you have to give your birthdate. Satoshi gave April 5th 1975. There might, at first, seem […]

Man Pegged By Newsweek as Satoshi Nakamoto Plans Legal Action

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Man Pegged By Newsweek as Satoshi Nakamoto Plans Legal Action

Man Pegged By Newsweek as Satoshi Nakamoto Plans Legal Action The man pegged by Newsweek as bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto is poised to take legal action for what he claims to have been a false story that took the cryptocurrency community by storm back in March.

Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto’s name became public — very public — in a highly sensationalized exposé entitled The Face Behind Bitcoin   written by journalist Leah McGrath Goodman, employed by  […]

Genesis Coin’s First Satoshi1 Crypto Vending Machine Goes Live

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Genesis Coin’s first Satoshi1 goes live in BC

Only sells cryptocurrency like bitcoin & litecoin Related Articles The folks over at Genesis Coin  have announced the launch of their new line of cryptocurrency vending machines, dubbed the Satoshi1. The machine went live this week at the Thirsty Camel Cafe in downtown Nanaimo in British Columbia, Canada.Up until now, Genesis Coin has been delivering a number […]

Gavin Andresen Signing Five ‘Hunt For Satoshi’ Comics In Memory of Hal Finney

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Satoshi

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This is a guest post by Derek Watson.

So, it turns out that Satoshi Nakamoto is not Satoshi Nakamoto. According to Andreas Antonopoulos, who was charged with giving him the bitcoins that had been raised for him as a sort of apology for the Newsweek fiasco (and explaining what they were), he doesn’t know how to use a Web browser. So, assuming that Satoshi didn’t invent the Bitcoin protocol, have a stroke and retire […]

Man Behind Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, May Have Been Found

Man Behind Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, May Have Been Found

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And his name really is Satoshi Nakamoto. And instead of being a pseudonym or a whiz kid in Japan, he’s a 64-year-old Japanese-American living near Los Angeles. A person or entity named Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin in 2009 and mysteriously disappeared afterward and would have nothing more to do with […]

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