Satoshi Nakamoto

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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FATF-Driven Delistings Capture the Criminalization of Privacy

</header> <strong>The 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 …

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Crypto Needs Less Government Regulation – Not More

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <p class=”p1″><strong>A recent opinion article by Peter Lin, <a href=”https://cointelegraph.com/news/why-regulation-is-the-best-thing-for-crypto”>“Why Regulation Is The Best Thing For Crypto,”</a> 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 …

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Judge savages self-proclaimed bitcoin inventor Craig Wright

Enlarge / Craig Wright, right, arrives at federal court in West Palm Beach, Florida, on June 28, 2019. Saul Martinez/Bloomberg via Getty Images Australian Internet personality Craig Wright claims he is bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto. A lot of people don’t believe him. But one person who does believe him is Ira Kleiman, the brother of deceased …

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Court Instructs Craig Wright to Distribute Billions to Plaintiffs

</header> <strong>On August 26, the self-proclaimed Bitcoin inventor, Craig Wright, was ordered by Southern District Court of Florida to distribute half of his <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a> 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 …

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Judge Recommends Ruling in Favor of Kleiman in Craig Wright Case

Craig Wright must turn half of his bitcoin holdings and intellectual property to the estate of Dave Kleiman, a judge ruled Monday. The ruling applies to holdings and IP from before 2014. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart recommended that plaintiffs be awarded 50 percent of the bitcoin that Wright held prior to Dec. 31, 2013, as …

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The Faketoshi Circus: Even Bitcoin Can’t Escape the Politics of Money

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. In case you missed it, a new self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto came out of the woodwork last …

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