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June 23, 2011, 09:52:43 PM
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Am I the only person who thinks its crazy enough to believe that mark karpeles invented bitcoins under the alias "Satoshi Nakamoto" while living in japan.  Then created Mt Gox with full knowledge of how this 'currency' works and then orchestrated the 'hack' to run away with millions of dollars?  Sounds crazy i know but if you think about the fact that Mark is a php developer (& renowned hacker if you wanna check out his blog http://blog.magicaltux.net/) who moved to japan years ago right around the time btc was invented then to think Mt Gox is a japanese company being run by mark that then gets 'hacked' even though the site was created/maintained by a self-named hacker?

Now I'm not one for conspiracies and everything i wrote above is pure speculation not to be seen as fact or truth in any way but in theory it is very possible to start this currency, start the biggest (&best) exchange, then fake a hacking to make out w/ millions while keeping everyone in suspense. 

Once again pure speculation not to be taken as fact and for all we know this entire hack was a true story and mt gox will resume normal operations within hours, but it would @ the very least make an interesting story  Tongue
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June 23, 2011, 10:36:58 PM
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Just to be clear, you think that the guy who created a decentralised inernational cryptocurrency that represents the biggest advance in digital anti-forgery tech in years is the same chap who bought a shabby trading website and then saw it get pwned?

No. I have no evidence but I have a hunch that they are not the same guy.
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June 23, 2011, 10:40:26 PM
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That would be a seriously long con.

Honestly, if the chap was smart enough to pull off the creation of Bitcoin, and the motivation to scam it, in the same amount of time he could have pulled off a dozen confidence schemes that would have earned more.


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June 23, 2011, 10:41:39 PM
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Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity

- Hanlon's Razor http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ptitle97h4eweh

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June 23, 2011, 11:06:34 PM
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On paper it's obvious that a scarce commodity must rise in a growing pool of users, but there is no way that anyone can predict that it actually will. Cashing out via MTGox is extremely short sighted, and very ordinary versus the genius that was behind the bitcoin system. It doesn't add up.
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June 23, 2011, 11:14:10 PM
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Why make billions when you can make ... millions!

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June 23, 2011, 11:18:08 PM
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So in short, you dont trust them. Grin And your conspiracy has many weakness points.
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June 23, 2011, 11:32:18 PM
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Why make billions when you can make ... millions!

Why make millions when you can make... thousands!

Finally a major marketplace to shop with Bitcoin! Over 10,000 products.    www.BitCoinWorldMarket.com
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June 24, 2011, 12:20:34 AM
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you're crazy...

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June 24, 2011, 12:42:31 AM
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Why make billions when you can make ... millions!

Why make millions when you can make... thousands!

Why make thousands when you can... get investigated for wire fraud!
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June 24, 2011, 02:48:31 AM
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I know... you must be crazy.

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June 24, 2011, 03:09:59 AM
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[Update June 24 - 02:39 GMT] Postponing the Relaunch 24 hours.

This is the third failed promise on a relaunch the plot thickens...
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June 24, 2011, 05:13:53 AM
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I watched the interview on btc tv and I got the distinct impression that these are guys that walked into a whiteout without a rope. I do think they will get it together, though.  Eventually... We just have to hang in there. This really is the Wild West. The mine shaft to the gold mine collapsed, so now they have to dig it out and reshore it before we can start pulling the ore out again.

"I said it LOOKED clear." Riddick
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June 24, 2011, 05:21:16 AM
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If Mtgox was profitable and being secure protected BTC prices --> trade volume --> profits... why take such a short term cut?

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June 25, 2011, 03:12:37 AM
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Looks like I'm not lookin so crazy after all  Wink well done Mr Tux you've pulled off one of the greatest heists of the internet era  Cool
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June 25, 2011, 05:15:08 AM
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youz crazy

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June 25, 2011, 10:10:40 AM
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you're crazy...

Damn, I was gonna say that.

Actually, I agree with the original poster. It makes perfect sense that they are one and th same. But then again, so what. No biggy Smiley
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June 25, 2011, 10:21:56 AM
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I am not prepared to believe that a mediocre PHP programmer is the same guy who wrote the Bitcoin technical paper.
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June 25, 2011, 04:15:30 PM
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I guess this is the best tread to post about who is Satoshi Nakamoto since I'm still a newbie and yet to be whitelisted.

I believe it would be relatively simple for any one here to figure out who Satoshi Nakamoto if they took a little time to do this: http://www.lexifab.com/2010/07/stylometry/

Excerpt from site above: Stylometry is a set of techniques used to identify the author of a work. It can be applied to fine arts and music, but in linguistics, stylometry is utilized to identify anonymous authors and determine forgeries.

I think there's enough written by Satoshi Nakamoto to compare his/hers writing style to the writing style of any other person's style you care to compare.

Maybe someone would like to start a tread on Stylometry to get the ball rolling. I believe that within 24 hours we'll have a match with over 95% certainty.
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