Bitcoin 

Grin Receives Anonymous 50 BTC Donation, Sparking Satoshi Rumors

Privacy-centric coin Grin received an anonymous 50 Bitcoin (BTC) donation to its General Fund on Nov. 11, sparking a bizarre rumor that the generous soul behind it was Satoshi. The donation, announced the same day by Grin on Twitter, was made via crypto exchange Coinbase by a donor who expressly wished to remain anonymous, according to a Nov. 11 forum post by Grin dev Daniel Lehnberg.  “Work freely” without dependency Lehnberg has revealed that he briefly interacted with the donor. While upholding his/her/their desired anonymity, he nonetheless shared some of…

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Bitcoin 

11 Years Ago Today Satoshi Nakamoto Published the Bitcoin White Paper

Today, Oct. 31, marks eleven years since the publication of the Bitcoin white paper by the still-mysterious person or group pseudonymously identified as Satoshi Nakamoto. A revolutionary text Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System — published on Oct. 31, 2008 —  outlined a tamper-proof, decentralized peer-to-peer protocol that could track and verify digital transactions, prevent double-spending and generate a transparent record for anyone to inspect in nearly real-time.  The protocol represented a cryptographically-secured system — based on a Proof-of-Work algorithm —  in which Bitcoins (BTC) are “mined” for a reward…

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Bitcoin 

Either I’m Satoshi Nakamoto, or He Plagiarized Me

Australian computer scientist and tech entrepreneur Craig Wright has asserted that Satoshi Nakamoto, the author of the Bitcoin (BTC) white paper, plagiarized him. Speaking at the CC London Investment in Blockchain and AI Forum 2019, which took place from Oct. 14 to Oct. 16, Wright claimed that he was about to reveal the ultimate proof of his authorship of the original Bitcoin code. This will come out, according to Wright, in the form of a thesis he wrote back in 2008. Wright said that Nakamoto lifted entire sections of the…

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Bitcoin 

Oxford English Dictionary Adds ‘Satoshi’ — Bitcoin’s Smallest Unit

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) announced on Oct. 9 that it added the word “Satoshi,” Bitcoin’s (BTC) smallest unit. In the update published on the firm’s blog, OED notes that the word is the most recent addition to its dictionary, claiming the word was first used seven years ago. The announcement notes: “A satoshi is the smallest monetary unit in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, and is named after Satoshi Nakamoto, the—probably pseudonymous—developer(s) of Bitcoin.” Crypto jargon in dictionaries This is the latest addition of a word that is part of the…

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Bitcoin 

Co-founder of LinkedIn Presents Crypto Rap Video: Hamilton vs. Satoshi

Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, decided to let Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States, face-off against Bitcoin (BTC) creator Satoshi Nakamoto in an epic crypto-rap-battle video. Cryptocurrency debate between actor-rappers playing Hamilton and Satoshi On Sept. 5, Hoffman released a new hip-hop rap battle video which shows Alexander Hamilton, the founder of the United States financial system and central bank, fighting in rap-battle-style for the merits of centralized currencies against the mysterious Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto. Hoffman said that he was inspired by watching the…

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Bitcoin 

Satoshi Should Win Nobel Peace Prize for Bitcoin

American investor and co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital Assets Anthony Pompliano has argued that Satoshi Nakomoto should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for inventing Bitcoin. In a tweet posted on Sept. 3, Pompliano wrote: “Satoshi should win the Nobel Peace Prize. We finally have a currency that can assume global reserve status without anyone having to engage in violence.” And the prize goes to… X Pompliano’s proposal faces the obvious hurdle of Nakamoto’s now-legendary disappearance in late 2010 — which has spurred almost as much speculation and fervent interest…

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Cryptocurrency 

Man From Belgium Tells Judge He Is Satoshi

A new person has stepped forward and claimed to be Satoshi Nakomoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin (BTC). Debo Jurgen Etienne Guido made his claim in a letter filed with a federal courthouse in Florida on July 22.  Guido addressed his letter to Judge Bruce Reinhart — the judge overseeing the ongoing Kleiman v. Wright case. Guido wrote: “I hereby testify, by written letter — I am the genuine and only originator/creator of the genesis block of the Bitcoin blockchain. I used the handle Satoshi Nakamoto and mail Satoshin@GMX.com to…

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Ethereum 

I’m Not Satoshi — I Don’t Have That Much Money, Says Sci-Fi Author

Popular speculative fiction author Neal Stephenson says suggestions he could be Satoshi Nakamoto are “flattering” but unfounded.  Cryptonomicon or bust Stephenson made his remarks during an interview on the Conversations with Tyler podcast on July 17 in response to a half-jocular suggestion first proposed in Reason magazine article this spring.  The novelist told Tyler Cameron that when he had read the article, he understood that the journalist was “largely just goofing,” — yet added: “I hope nobody takes it seriously.” He explained:  “It’s flattering that anyone imagines I’ve got the…

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Bitcoin 

Satoshi Nakamoto Apparent Author of Two Upcoming Books on Amazon

Two different books published under Satoshi Nakamoto’s name have recently appeared on Amazon. According to Amazon, both of the books — Wave and Ripple Design Book and The Official Bitcoin Coloring Book — are scheduled for release on June 28. The profile of the author makes it clear that he indeed claims to be the same Satoshi Nakamoto who created bitcoin (BTC): “Satoshi Nakamoto is the renowned inventor of Bitcoin.” The author’s profile also states that “100% of his book royalties to support STEM and environmental education programs serving underprivileged…

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Cryptocurrency 

What Is a Satoshi, the Smallest Unit on the Bitcoin Blockchains

From paying for pizza with satoshi (SAT) on the Lightning Network to the 10,000 satoshis being added to the Lightning Torch each time it is passed, down to the 1 sat/byte rate on the bitcoin SV network, SAT is being used more and more in blockchain and crypto conversations. The satoshi is the smallest unit that is recorded on the bitcoin blockchains: One satoshi represents a decimal, seven zeros and a 1, followed by any of the bitcoin tickers — i.e., bitcoin (BTC), bitcoin SV (BSV) or bitcoin cash (BCH).…

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