It is not known if Satoshi Nakamoto was a group of individuals or a single person acting under the disguise of a pseudonym. It is proclaimed that Satoshi was born on the fifth of April in the year 1975 and is of Japanese citizenship or decent. Satoshi is known for being the developer of bitcoin which revolutionized the way we use money on the internet with the introduction of digital currency. Nakamoto was the person or persons who developed bitcoin and authored the bitcoin white paper. Satoshi is also credited for being the first to devise a block chain database.
Satoshi Nakamoto- Developing Bitcoin
Nakamoto stated that he began to work on the coding for bitcoin in 2007. Either him or a colleague registered the domain name bitcoin.org, on August 18 2008 and created a website on that address on October 31 of the same year. Nakamoto would later publish a white paper titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. Version 0.1 of the bitcoin software was released on SourceForge on the ninth of January in 2009. Nakamoto launched the block by mining the genesis block of bitcoin which issued a reward of 50 bitcoin.
The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks” was embedded in the coinbase transaction of the block text. It was a reference to a headline which the UK based newspaper, The Times had published on that date. The note has been interpreted as both a timestamp and a form of ridicule towards the instability caused by fractional reserved banking.
Satoshi would continue to collaborate with other developers in developing the bitcoin software until the middle of 2010. Satoshi often made modifications to the source code on his own. He gave control of the network alert key and source code repository to Gavin Andresen . In the process he also transferred plenty of the related domain to well known members of the bitcoin community and he also stopped his recognized involvement in the project.
The mystery of the Identity of Nakamoto
Satoshi Nakamoto has never revealed his personal information during his discussion of technical matters. He has provided his opinion on banking and the banking system in the past but has never divulged in the sharing of personal information. Nakamoto has written on his P2P Foundation profile in 2012 claiming to be a 37 year old Japanese man. Some have speculated that he is unlikely to be Japanese because of his fluent and native level use of the English language. There is also the issue of his bitcoin software not being documented or labelled in Japanese.
Some people have considered the fact that Nakamoto might be a group of persons working together to achieve a common goal. A security researcher who read the bitcoin code said that he could either be a group of persons or a genius. A developer who has emailed Nakamoto has stated that he believe the code is too well designed for one person. The use of the Queen’s English in both source code comments and forum posts with the use of words such as “colour” and “bloody” has lead many to believe that Nakamoto is of British Commonwealth origins.
The reference to the Times Newspaper, based in London, in the first bitcoin block mining, which was done by Satoshi suggested to some persons that he had a peculiar interest in British governance. Stefan Thomas, a Swiss software engineer and active community member of the forum that Satoshi Nakamoto has posted over 500 posts on. He graphed the timestamps for each of Nakamoto’s bitcoin forum posts. The graph showed that there was a steep decline between the hours of 5 a.m. and 11a.m. Greenwich Mean Time. This was the equivalent of between the hours of 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Japanese time.
This suggested an unusual sleep pattern for someone who presumably lives in Japan . Due to the fact that this pattern help true even on Saturdays and Sunday, it was suggested that Nakamoto was asleep at this time. As a result of these findings many persons have deduced that it is unlikely that Satoshi is from Japan.
Possible real life identities of Satoshi Nakamoto
There have been countless speculations that Satoshi could be anyone of a number of different individuals. Speculation of his true identity is mainly focused on a number of cryptography and computer science experts, most of them are of non-Japanese decent. This is due to the fact that even though Nakamoto claims to be Japanese, the evidence says otherwise.
There are persons like Hal Finney who was born in 1956 and died in 2014, He was the first pre-bitcoin pioneer and the first person other than Nakomoto to use the software, file bug reports and make improvements. The second person is Nick Szabo who is a decentralized currency enthusiast and he is also linked to the creation of the white paper which Nakamoto submitted. The third person is Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto and he is a Japanese-American man living in California who worked as a systems engineer and he mainly worked on classified defence projects for information service companies.
There are other candidates but there is one fact that is certain and that is that whoever Satoshi Nakamoto was, he remains a pioneer in the cryptocurrency industry and he will always be credited for his work. As or March 2020 there is over 160.4 billion in bitcoin, in circulation around the globe. Bitcoin is no longer a “taboo” topic and has become the digital currency of choice for many persons seeking to make a fortune on the internet.
Bitcoin is a fast growing digital currency with the potential to change the world. Many governments and financial institutions from around the globe have implemented their own forms of cryptocurrency in an attempt to tap into the market but bitcoin still reigns supreme. Bitcoin is the currency of the future.
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