Friday, April 25, 2014

Bitcoin Founder: Nick Szabo vs Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto

Bitcoin Founder:  Nick Szabo vs Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto

Nick Szabo Bitcoin - Business Insider
Business Insider
Apr 16, 2014 - This morning, students at Aston University in Birmingham, England, claimed they'd narrowed down the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator .

  1. Bitcoin Creator 'Satoshi Nakamoto' Unmasked–Again ...
    The Wall Street Journal
    Apr 16, 2014 - ... claiming a linguistics analysis of the people most often assumed to beSatoshi Nakamoto leads them to believe that Nick Szabo is the mysterious father of the ...

  2. Satoshi Nakamoto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    3 days ago - Satoshi Nakamoto ... 1.1.1 Nick Szabo; 1.1.2 Dorian Nakamoto; 1.1.3 Hal Finney .... (This quote was later confirmed by deputies at the Los AngelesCounty ...

  3. What's in a Name: Linguistic Study Identifies Nick Szabo as ...
    Apr 17, 2014 - We are pretty confident that out of the primary suspects Nick Szabo is the main author of the paper, though we can't ... Major similarities found in both the texts of Satoshi Nakamoto and Nick Szabo blog entries include: ... La Maison du Bitcoin.
  4. Former law professor Nick Szabo could be the creator of ...
    Apr 16, 2014 - ... is: Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, a 64-year-old Japanese-American living in Temple City, California, who had been part of a media chase across Los Angeles.
  5. Did Nick Szabo just out himself as the 'real' Satoshi ... - Reddit
    Apr 1, 2014 - I want to apologize in particular to Dorian Nakamoto: you are not my Asian ... Is there proof this was written by Nick Szabo 3) Even if Nick admits to beingSatoshi, .


    Bitcoin Philanthropists Raise $21,000 For Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto

    Depending on who you believe, Dorian Nakamoto is either the wealthiestBitcoin billionaire the world has ever seen or a cash-strapped old man bewildered at his sudden fame. But regardless of his actual financial position, the man Newsweek named as the shadowy creator of Bitcoin could soon be set to be $21,000 richer.
    The crypto-currency community has pledged more than 47 Bitcoins during a month-long fundraising campaign set up to raise money for Mr Nakamoto.
    This drive was organized by Andreas M. Antonopoulos, a crypto-currency investor and evangelist, who issued acall for funds at the beginning of March.
    Just like all Bitcoin transactions, the donations were recorded on the blockchain and can be easily inspected.
    If all goes according to plan, the money will be converted into dollars tomorrow (April 1) and handed to Nakamoto, who will be free to give it to the charity of his choice.  The organisers of the crypto-charity drive said that if Nakamoto does not accept the charity money, it will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
    In an email, Antonopoulos told me he was “limiting the answers I offer to avoid another media storm of publicity”.
    “I will be completing the pledged delivery of funds at some point in April,” he continued. “The exact details will remain confidential to protect the privacy of Mr. Dorian Nakamoto. For security reasons, I plan to meet in person to ensure that I am delivering the funds to the right person, as pledged during the fundraiser. I have been impressed by the generosity of the community and I hope that these funds will somewhat compensate for the egregious violation of his privacy due to the irresponsible and poorly researched article by Newsweek, a tabloid rag serving to demonstrate the sad decline of serious journalism in this country.”
    In his original pitch, Antonopoulos said the money was a “small thanks” for the 64-year-old model train enthusiast.
    “I have no idea if this person is Satoshi, although it seems increasingly unlikely,” he wrote. “However, it doesn’t matter either way. If this person is, the funds won’t make much of a difference. If this person is not Satoshi then these funds will serve as a “sorry for what happened to you”, help with medical bills his family is facing, any legal bills they may incur, or anything else. Most of all, it serves to soften the damage caused by irresponsible journalism and to demonstrate the generosity and empathy of the community, which I know is huge.”
    On a Reddit page set up to discuss the charity drive, opinions on the scheme were split.
    “Andreas, I’m so proud to have you as a member of the Bitcoin community,” one supporter gushed. “You shine like a beacon and your positive charge illuminates a map that gravitates us towards the best of all of us. Thank you for being you and keep on keeping on.”
    Mandrick, a user experience expert at, was one of the donors. “I receive a lot of generous tips from users for helping them out,” he said. “I’m always amazed at the generosity of Bitcoin users. We have some of the kindest people in this community, and I wanted to pay it forward. So I just sent all the tips I’ve received since the end of January to Dorian.”
    Other posters savaged the fundraising drive.
    “This guy could be the inventor of digital money and is close to death, fighting cancer and a stroke and for whatever reason cannot or will not cash in his Bitcoins, and all we can come up with is this?”
    “This is shameful! Where are all the Bitcoin whales [the richest Bitcoin speculators] who earned the most from Bitcoin and Satoshi? So far it looks like most of this money was raised by the poor guys, the small miners.
    “Ain’t that just like the real world?”

    Newsweek named Dorian Satoshi as the creator of Bitcoin in a sensational cover splash to mark its relaunch.

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