Category: Satoshi Nakamoto

A List of Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Inventors and Satoshi Clues Debunked in 2019

A List of Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Inventors and Satoshi Clues Debunked in 2019Since the inception of Bitcoin, a variety of unique individuals have come forward saying they invented blockchain technology. In 2019, a few more self-proclaimed Satoshis came out of the woodwork, alongside evidence pointing toward other individuals who could have used the moniker. So far, clues examined this year still haven’t revealed a smoking gun and […]

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Billion Dollar Bitcoin Lawsuit Continues as Craig Wright Breaks Settlement

In early September, the high-profile court case Kleiman v. Wright looked as though it was coming to an end as the two parties reached a non-binding settlement. Then on October 30, without much notice, Wright explained that he couldn’t finance the settlement and the agreement was broken. Now the trial will start again and the […]

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How Bitcoin’s Peer-to-Peer Cash System Was Revealed 11 Years Ago

Satoshi Nakamoto's Powerful Bitcoin White Paper Turns 11On October 31, 2008, on the eve of Halloween, Satoshi Nakamoto published the Bitcoin whitepaper. Since then the revolutionary design of the network has changed the lives of many and has transformed how we look at money today. Also read: China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain The 11th Anniversary of the […]

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Satoshi’s Final Messages Leave Tantalizing Clues to His Disappearance

Satoshi’s Final Messages Leave Tantalizing Clues to His DisappearanceAs Jameson Lopp once quipped, the smartest thing Satoshi did after creating Bitcoin was to disappear. The question isn’t ‘why did Satoshi disappear?’ but rather ‘why then?’ Was Satoshi’s departure in early 2011 scheduled long in advance, or did unforeseen events compel Nakamoto to pack his bags and flee the community he had founded, never […]

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Bitcoin’s Smallest Unit ‘Satoshi’ Added to Oxford English Dictionary

Bitcoin's Smallest Unit - 'Satoshi' Added to Oxford English DictionaryOxford University Press published its recent quarterly report which revealed the term ‘satoshi’ was added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) database. The word represents the “smallest monetary unit in the Bitcoin digital payment system,” according to the definition. Also Read: The Fed Plans to Inject $60 Billion per Month Into the Economy Satoshi, the […]

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Why the Maximalist Narrative of Just Hodl and Wait Is Unsustainable

Why the Maximalist Narrative of Just Hodl and Wait Is UnsustainableIt’s encountered all over the crypto space these days — the idea that the only correct way to “Bitcoin” is to hold and not spend, and to desperately lash out on crypto Twitter at anyone who thinks differently. But what ever happened to Satoshi’s original call for an “electronic payment system based on cryptographic proof […]

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Bitcoin History Part 18: The First Bitcoin Wallet

Bitcoin History Part 18: The First Bitcoin WalletBitcoin users today are blessed with a panoply of feature-rich software and hardware wallets. When Bitcoin launched, however, there were no wallets. It took Satoshi Nakamoto to engineer the first desktop client, and his creation proved surprisingly resilient, serving the community faithfully for years. Also read: Bitcoin History Part 17: That Time Mt. Gox Destroyed […]

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Crypto Investment Group Grayscale Releases Bitcoin Cash Primer

Crypto Investment Group Grayscale Releases Bitcoin Cash PrimerCrypto investment firm Grayscale has just released “An Introduction to Bitcoin Cash” highlighting the basics of BCH for those who may be yet unfamiliar, or just wish to brush up on the popular token forked from Bitcoin Core on August 1, 2017. With a significant reputation in the industry, Grayscale’s release of the document marks […]

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Without Disobedience, Bitcoin Is No Better Than Gold

Without Disobedience, Bitcoin Is No Better Than GoldWith the launch of Bakkt’s bitcoin futures market and Binance’s revamped U.S. exchange, there’s been a lot of talk in the space about institutionalization and traditional money flowing into crypto. It’s almost as if some believe that Bitcoin can’t scale as a purely peer-to-peer electronic cash system and that third parties and regulators must be […]

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FATF-Driven Delistings Capture the Criminalization of Privacy

FATF-Driven Delistings Capture the Criminalization of PrivacyThe delisting of privacy coins like monero, zcash, and dash is becoming something of a trend in Asia, and could soon expand elsewhere. In the wake of the intra-governmental Financial Action Task Force (FATF) issuing new global standards, Korean exchanges Okex and Upbit have announced they will delist and put warnings on several privacy coins […]

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Crypto Needs Less Government Regulation – Not More

Crypto Needs Less Government Regulation – Not MoreA recent opinion article by Peter Lin, “Why Regulation Is The Best Thing For Crypto,” presents common arguments on why the state and state-affiliated institutions should administer cryptocurrency. Underlying the arguments is an assumption: the free market cannot provide necessary standards for crypto and the state must step into the void. Also read: Why the […]

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Court Instructs Craig Wright to Distribute Billions to Plaintiffs

Court Ruling Instructs Self-Styled Satoshi to Distribute Billions to PlaintiffsOn August 26, the self-proclaimed Bitcoin inventor, Craig Wright, was ordered by Southern District Court of Florida to distribute half of his BTC holdings and intellectual property assets from prior to 2014. According to the Kleiman estate attorney Vel Freedman, the family has waited a long time for the ruling and they believe things are […]

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Bitcoiners Brace for More Performance Art and Another ‘Satoshi Reveal’

Bitcoiners Brace for More Performance Art and Another 'Satoshi Reveal'On Friday, a variety of paid press releases were published stemming from a company called Satoshi Nakamoto Renaissance Holdings, a firm that claims a big “reveal” is coming on Sunday, August 18. According to the announcement, Satoshi Nakamoto will divulge his “real-life identity” alongside his “country of origin, education, professional background, and why he has […]

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Elon Musk Supports Yang – But Does Andrew Yang Really Support Bitcoin?

Sure, Musk Supports Yang - But Does Andrew Yang Really Support Bitcoin?There’s much talk about multi-billionaire innovator Elon Musk’s newly announced support for Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang. Yang, known as the Bitcoin-friendly choice for 2020, has a reputation for innovation with his unique stance on Universal Basic Income, emphatic blockchain talking points, and acceptance of crypto donations. But it remains to be seen if the […]

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New Liberty Dollar Founder Subpoenaed in the Billion-Dollar Bitcoin Lawsuit

New Liberty Dollar Founder Subpoenaed in the Billion-Dollar Bitcoin LawsuitThe ongoing Kleiman v. Wright case saw expert testimony on Monday from the plaintiff’s cryptography specialist, alongside the defendant Craig Wright’s witness, Nchain CTO Steve Shadders. The court participants discussed parsing through 27,000 bitcoin addresses as well the Kleimans’ forensic expert finding discrepancies within specific documents and contracts between the two business partners. Moreover, it […]

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Btc.top CEO Highlights the Benefits and ‘Golden Mean’ of Bitcoin Cash

Btc.top CEO Highlights the Benefits and 'Golden Mean' of Bitcoin CashOn July 23, the CEO of Btc.top, Jiang Zhuoer, debated Nchain’s chief scientist Craig Wright in regard to the civil war between BCH and BSV that took place in November. Amid the debate hosted by Bitkan, Zhuoer highlighted the top three advantages tied to the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem. During the dialogue, Zhuoer also emphasized that […]

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Le Roux Biographer: Cartel Boss Is the Most Credible Satoshi Yet

Le Roux Biographer: Cartel Boss Is the Most Credible Satoshi YetPaul Le Roux is a criminal kingpin turned criminal informant whose misdeeds have filled a book. The author of that tome is investigative journalist Evan Ratliff, whose rip-roaring tale has recently received a postscript: Le Roux may also be Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto. This week on the Humans of Bitcoin podcast, Ratliff expounded on that […]

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Another Self-Proclaimed Satoshi Appears in the High Profile Bitcoin Lawsuit

Another Self-Proclaimed Satoshi Appears in the High Profile Bitcoin LawsuitA new filing has been submitted to the ongoing Kleiman v. Wright case stemming from a man who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto. The man, named Debo Jurgen Etienne Guido, has sent handwritten testimony to the Southern District of Florida courthouse asserting that he is the “genuine and only originator/creator” of the genesis block that […]

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Money and Democracy: How the Elite Manipulated Ledgers and Created a Social Ranking System

Money and Democracy: How the Elite Manipulated Ledgers and Created a Social Ranking SystemMoney is one of the most important but least understood manmade tools in existence. For more than 5,000 years humans have used a tool of exchange called money to facilitate trade. During this timespan, the evolution of money has evolved into a system of information, a social contract, and a ranking system. Also Read: IRS […]

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Money and Democracy: Why You Never Get to Vote on the Most Important Part of Society

It’s very odd that citizens never get to vote or have any say in regard to society’s money, even though it’s one of the most important aspects of everyday life. In fact, in developed countries, most central banks are institutions that are privatized from political interference and history explains why. Also Read: IRS Agents Propose […]

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Experts Dissect Craig Wright’s ‘Satoshi’ Testimony and Court Documents

Experts Dissect Craig Wright's So-Called 'Satoshi' Testimony and Court DocumentsLast week, Craig Wright, the man who claims he’s Satoshi Nakamoto, appeared in court and testified why he did not have access to his public bitcoin addresses and trust information. Since then a lot of new evidence has been submitted to the court and members of the crypto community have dissected Wright’s recent testimony and […]

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Bitcoin ‘Inventor’ Craig Wright Claims He Can’t Access Coins in Court Testimony

Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin 'Inventor' Claims He Can't Access Coins in Court TestimonyOn June 28, Craig Wright, the Australian native who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, spent the day in a Florida court battling with the Kleiman attorney. Wright became emotional when he told the court that he designed the network but didn’t like how it turned out. At one point he told the court he was […]

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Satoshi Comparisons Surface After Grin Founder Exits in Similar Circumstances

Pseudonymous Grin founder Ignotus Peverell has stepped away from the project, reassuring the privacy coin’s community that it is in “safe hands.” The move has sparked inevitable Satoshi Nakamoto comparisons. Bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator used almost identical language eight years ago, writing in an email that “I’ve moved on to other things,” before adding “It’s in […]

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Kleiman Attorney: ‘Craig Wright Hasn’t Complied With the Order to List His Bitcoin’

Kleiman Attorney: 'Craig Wright Hasn’t Complied With the Order to List His Bitcoin'A court filing has surfaced in the ongoing Kleiman v. Wright lawsuit that gives details concerning the existence of the alleged Tulip Trust and another trust known as the Tulip Trust II. The filing of Craig Wright’s declaration dated May 8, 2019 is partially redacted but gives a description of the ostensible trusts of bitcoin […]

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