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August 04, 2011, 03:10:31 PM
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Who exactly is Tobias Lloyd, and could he be Tom Williams?

He could be Tom Williams as much as you or I could be.


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August 04, 2011, 03:24:52 PM
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Who exactly is Tobias Lloyd, and could he be Tom Williams?
He could be Tom Williams as much as you or I could be.

Well, even more so since he would have a reason to certify his own key.

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August 04, 2011, 03:36:22 PM
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Who exactly is Tobias Lloyd, and could he be Tom Williams?
He could be Tom Williams as much as you or I could be.

Well, even more so since he would have a reason to certify his own key.

True. But anyone could have done so and it wasn't at all necessary for Tom Williams to have that additional certification in order to sign his messages.
The fact that there is so much readily available information on Tobias Lloyd is in complete contrast with all the steps we can see 'Tom Williams' has taken to hide his identity. 

It was always a long shot that Tobias might be someone who knew him.
Judging by Tom's use of i2p and the efforts to hide the whois information - he's not going to be found so easily.

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August 05, 2011, 08:32:30 PM
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Tobias was very helpful but doesn't have any further information regarding Tom Williams.

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I believe the only certificate for mybitcoin.com I would have verified would have been the PGP cert that was used to sign all of the emails.

With PGP (or GPG in the OpenSource community) there is no need to meet each other face to face to exchange certificates.  All encryption and signing is done through a public and private key pair.  So, mybitcoin.com would sign all of their correspondence with their private key.  Then through use of their public key, I can validate that it was actually them who signed it.

Now, in regards to my validation of the mybitcoin.com public key.  When I received a message from mybitcoin.com that was signed AND I confirmed that the data contained within was correct (I.E. the transaction listed matched one I had just placed) I knew the message was authentic, so I would have signed their public key indicating that I trusted this key as an authentic key.  So anything signed with that particular key, I knew I could trust.  All of the verification was done from right here at my desk, so I'm sorry to say, I did not have to meet anyone in person in order to verify the key.  I probably gave the key too high of a signing rating though.  Usually when I'm signing keys I go all or nothing.  So sorry if I mis-led you.

I know this doesn't help you in your search, but I wish the best of luck to you!
Tobias

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August 05, 2011, 09:32:06 PM
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I win the bounty! I win the bounty! There was a bounty for finding his desk, wasn't there?

From the Desk of Tom Williams

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September 01, 2011, 05:12:43 AM
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I win the bounty! I win the bounty! There was a bounty for finding his desk, wasn't there?

From the Desk of Tom Williams



So are you saying Tom Williams is a school child? We have been had.
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September 01, 2011, 05:51:29 AM
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I win the bounty! I win the bounty! There was a bounty for finding his desk, wasn't there?

From the Desk of Tom Williams



So are you saying Tom Williams is a school child? We have been had.

Thank you, SA.
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September 01, 2011, 05:56:16 AM
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Mystery solved.
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August 11, 2012, 07:56:18 AM
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I have a hard time believing any of this without proof.

I give! I now firmly believe the relic story. I haven't had a good night sleep since my ignore link turned firecracker orange. My hope is that with this post it will return back to normal.

~Bruno~
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August 11, 2012, 08:27:31 AM
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I have a hard time believing any of this without proof.

I give! I now firmly believe the relic story. I haven't had a good night sleep since my ignore link turned firecracker orange. My hope is that with this post it will return back to normal.

~Bruno~


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