Satoshi Nakamoto

Bitcoin History Part 21: Miners Pour One out for Satoshi

</header> <strong>There are a few ways of looking at bitcoin mining. As an ostensibly selfish enterprise, wherein miners are seeking to extract precious coins for profit. And as a community of individuals who envisage a better way of generating, handling and using money, and are motivated to secure the Bitcoin network. The truth is probably …

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23 Days Until a Bonded Courier Supposedly Delivers Keys to $8 Billion in BTC

</header> <strong>In 23 days, the infamous self-proclaimed Bitcoin inventor Craig Wright will allegedly receive 1,100,111 <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a> from a trust purportedly held in Seychelles. In fact, many Wright supporters and <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BSV” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BSV</a> proponents wholeheartedly believe Wright will “gain complete ownership of the trust,” and to a few …

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

</header> <strong>Since 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 …

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Billion Dollar Bitcoin Lawsuit Continues as Craig Wright Breaks Settlement

</header> <strong>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 …

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

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>On 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.</strong> Also read: China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain The 11th …

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Satoshi’s Final Messages Leave Tantalizing Clues to His Disappearance

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>As 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 …

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Why the Maximalist Narrative of Just Hodl and Wait Is Unsustainable

</header> <strong>It’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 …

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Bitcoin History Part 18: The First Bitcoin Wallet

</header> <strong>Bitcoin 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.</strong> Also read: Bitcoin History Part 17: That Time Mt. Gox …

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Crypto Investment Group Grayscale Releases Bitcoin Cash Primer

</header> <strong>Crypto investment firm Grayscale has just released “An Introduction to Bitcoin Cash” highlighting the basics of <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a> 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, …

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Without Disobedience, Bitcoin Is No Better Than Gold

</header> <strong>With 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 …

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