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February 02, 2018, 01:15:04 PM
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Hi all,

I'm just trying to get some historical context of big name developers from 2009, those who would have been in touch with Satoshi.

I know we have Gavin, Mike, maybe Jeff, I assume there are names now lost to time but people here may remember?
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February 02, 2018, 04:31:44 PM
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From the github contributors list I noticed that on selecting a range between 2009-2010 I can see few developers https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/graphs/contributors?from=2009-08-30&to=2010-12-31&type=c and https://github.com/non-github-bitcoin (an account created for commits before the bitcoin-core code was probably migrated to github from sourceforge)

1) Satoshi Nakamoto
2) sirius-m (Martti Malmi)
3) laszloh - based on some commits made here https://sourceforge.net/p/bitcoin/code/252/log/?path= (go to older and you'll find them all here) https://sourceforge.net/p/bitcoin/code/123/
4) Gavin Andresen

Leaving this video here for fun too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjYbsq3FXfM (It shows a visualization from 2008 - 2018 all the developers involved based on commits made)
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February 02, 2018, 04:45:49 PM
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I think it is reported somewhere that Nick Szabo also communicated with Satoshi. Hal Finney was also the recipient of the first

Bitcoin transaction, so he had to have contact with Satoshi in some way, other than the Crypto forum they talked on. The

whole secrecy around this, makes this just so more exciting. Why do you want to know? Most of this information is well

documented. {Books like, Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking}  Wink

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February 03, 2018, 02:07:02 AM
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I think it is reported somewhere that Nick Szabo also communicated with Satoshi. Hal Finney was also the recipient of the first

Bitcoin transaction, so he had to have contact with Satoshi in some way, other than the Crypto forum they talked on. The

whole secrecy around this, makes this just so more exciting. Why do you want to know? Most of this information is well

documented. {Books like, Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking}  Wink

 Hal Finney discovered the Bitcoin project via a cryptography mailing list, then later he interacted with Satoshi via emails

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February 03, 2018, 08:31:29 PM
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From the github contributors list I noticed that on selecting a range between 2009-2010 I can see few developers https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/graphs/contributors?from=2009-08-30&to=2010-12-31&type=c and https://github.com/non-github-bitcoin (an account created for commits before the bitcoin-core code was probably migrated to github from sourceforge)

1) Satoshi Nakamoto
2) sirius-m (Martti Malmi)
3) laszloh - based on some commits made here https://sourceforge.net/p/bitcoin/code/252/log/?path= (go to older and you'll find them all here) https://sourceforge.net/p/bitcoin/code/123/
4) Gavin Andresen

Leaving this video here for fun too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjYbsq3FXfM (It shows a visualization from 2008 - 2018 all the developers involved based on commits made)


Hi Xdrpx, I would like to know is there any active link besides the one that you share ?
perhaps some that many to copy the repos?

Thanks in advance and Best Regards. Wink

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February 04, 2018, 05:40:51 AM
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Here is the list of Bitcoin Core's developers, it's in the bitcoin.org site all along: bitcoin.org/en/development
The names are clickable as a link to view their Github profiles.
The earliest developers like Gavin Andresen are in the list too.

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February 04, 2018, 09:36:46 AM
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Hi all,

I'm just trying to get some historical context of big name developers from 2009, those who would have been in touch with Satoshi.

I know we have Gavin, Mike, maybe Jeff, I assume there are names now lost to time but people here may remember?
If you use Google, you will find information everyone knows, but I will give you a little trick that you can get better information.
Use bitcointalk ID and google.
From bitcointalk URL: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u= Edit the user's ID sequentially and use Google to get information
This is your List:
1. Admin: Demo Account.
2. Unknown account: Demo Account.
3.
satoshi: Satoshi Nakamoto is the name used by the unknown person or people who designed bitcoin and created its original reference implementation.[1]
4.
sirius: Martti Malmi, was the second Bitcoin developer after Satoshi [2]
5. Unknown account: Demo Account "Maybe it's made by "sirius" ".
6. nandnor: You will get new information if you search well.
7-9: Demo Accounts.
10. Xunie: Unkown devolper.
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13. SmokeTooMuch: the first German Bitcoiner

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February 04, 2018, 01:57:31 PM
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Hi all,

I'm just trying to get some historical context of big name developers from 2009, those who would have been in touch with Satoshi.

I know we have Gavin, Mike, maybe Jeff, I assume there are names now lost to time but people here may remember?
If you use Google, you will find information everyone knows, but I will give you a little trick that you can get better information.
Use bitcointalk ID and google.
From bitcointalk URL: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u= Edit the user's ID sequentially and use Google to get information
This is your List:
1. Admin: Demo Account.
2. Unknown account: Demo Account.
3. satoshi: Satoshi Nakamoto is the name used by the unknown person or people who designed bitcoin and created its original reference implementation.[1]
4. sirius: Martti Malmi, was the second Bitcoin developer after Satoshi [2]
5. Unknown account: Demo Account "Maybe it's made by "sirius" ".
6. nandnor: You will get new information if you search well.
7-9: Demo Accounts.
10. Xunie: Unkown devolper.
.
.
.
13. SmokeTooMuch: the first German Bitcoiner

Very interesting, am surprised I never discovered this little forum hack myself! I have entertained some ideas (far, far behind on the backburner) of trying to compile a comprehensive list of developers - not only those that contributed directly on github but also those whose early discussions and efforts would have at least made some sort of important contribution. Amir Taaki, for example, I often read about and he's always noted as an "early Bitcoin developer" but I don't see any of his contributions. Then we've got very old projects like Skyledger that claims to have been built by "original Bitcoin developers" but none of their names come up on Github. They do share the same radical outlooks and demeanour - quite unlike the devs active here and on github who I find are very collected, very logical, fastidious (I hope I don't presume).

Posterity is important to me, for some context. But I know a lot of people would be against this sort thing, judging from responses I've seen last year when some new Satoshi emails were unearthed for the first time. Understandable from a privacy point of view.

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February 04, 2018, 02:25:04 PM
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Very interesting, am surprised I never discovered this little forum hack myself! I have entertained some ideas (far, far behind on the backburner) of trying to compile a comprehensive list of developers - not only those that contributed directly on github but also those whose early discussions and efforts would have at least made some sort of important contribution. Amir Taaki, for example, I often read about and he's always noted as an "early Bitcoin developer" but I don't see any of his contributions. Then we've got very old projects like Skyledger that claims to have been built by "original Bitcoin developers" but none of their names come up on Github. They do share the same radical outlooks and demeanour - quite unlike the devs active here and on github who I find are very collected, very logical, fastidious (I hope I don't presume).

Posterity is important to me, for some context. But I know a lot of people would be against this sort thing, judging from responses I've seen last year when some new Satoshi emails were unearthed for the first time. Understandable from a privacy point of view.
Most of these developers are still alive and most of them visit this forum continuously [eg. sirius i see him online many times].
If you read the first posts you will find that satoshi and sirius friends and/or team[November 19, 2009, 09:12:39 PM - November 20, 2009, 10:16:03 AM] So all the information about the Bitcoin with him.
There are also a small number of the first 1000 subscribers connected this month will find one with good information.
If we follow patterns of writing we will find alternative accounts of them.

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February 04, 2018, 03:37:51 PM
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From the github contributors list I noticed that on selecting a range between 2009-2010 I can see few developers https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/graphs/contributors?from=2009-08-30&to=2010-12-31&type=c and https://github.com/non-github-bitcoin (an account created for commits before the bitcoin-core code was probably migrated to github from sourceforge)

1) Satoshi Nakamoto
2) sirius-m (Martti Malmi)
3) laszloh - based on some commits made here https://sourceforge.net/p/bitcoin/code/252/log/?path= (go to older and you'll find them all here) https://sourceforge.net/p/bitcoin/code/123/
4) Gavin Andresen

Leaving this video here for fun too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjYbsq3FXfM (It shows a visualization from 2008 - 2018 all the developers involved based on commits made)
I know this about Gavin Andersen but there are questions about satoshi  nakamoto,I always wondered whether it's just names or their real face,what do you think about this? In my opinion creators were trying to hide their real names because of legal issues,as we know there are a lot of bitcoin opponents and all of them are trying to make a legal dispute against bitcoin,So it would be more clever desicion to hide their real faces and that's what happens but its really interesting whose names are these
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February 04, 2018, 03:56:55 PM
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Anyone interested in Bitcoin's early history should give Digital Gold by Nathaniel Popper a read. It becomes bogged down in now irrelevant business noodling later on, but the first part is a neat summary of the very early days.

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February 06, 2018, 11:22:51 AM
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From the github contributors list I noticed that on selecting a range between 2009-2010 I can see few developers https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/graphs/contributors?from=2009-08-30&to=2010-12-31&type=c and https://github.com/non-github-bitcoin (an account created for commits before the bitcoin-core code was probably migrated to github from sourceforge)

1) Satoshi Nakamoto
2) sirius-m (Martti Malmi)
3) laszloh - based on some commits made here https://sourceforge.net/p/bitcoin/code/252/log/?path= (go to older and you'll find them all here) https://sourceforge.net/p/bitcoin/code/123/
4) Gavin Andresen

Leaving this video here for fun too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjYbsq3FXfM (It shows a visualization from 2008 - 2018 all the developers involved based on commits made)

Thank you, I'm no coder so I didn't know I could just do this. I love that Laszlo, pizza guy, is one of the first involved.
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February 06, 2018, 11:24:00 AM
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Here is the list of Bitcoin Core's developers, it's in the bitcoin.org site all along: bitcoin.org/en/development
The names are clickable as a link to view their Github profiles.
The earliest developers like Gavin Andresen are in the list too.

Thanks, I'm looking specifically for those who were involved in 2009, who may not be listed any more.
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February 06, 2018, 11:25:51 AM
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Hi all,

I'm just trying to get some historical context of big name developers from 2009, those who would have been in touch with Satoshi.



Excellent, thanks.
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Very interesting, am surprised I never discovered this little forum hack myself! I have entertained some ideas (far, far behind on the backburner) of trying to compile a comprehensive list of developers - not only those that contributed directly on github but also those whose early discussions and efforts would have at least made some sort of important contribution. Amir Taaki, for example, I often read about and he's always noted as an "early Bitcoin developer" but I don't see any of his contributions. Then we've got very old projects like Skyledger that claims to have been built by "original Bitcoin developers" but none of their names come up on Github. They do share the same radical outlooks and demeanour - quite unlike the devs active here and on github who I find are very collected, very logical, fastidious (I hope I don't presume).

Posterity is important to me, for some context. But I know a lot of people would be against this sort thing, judging from responses I've seen last year when some new Satoshi emails were unearthed for the first time. Understandable from a privacy point of view.

Amir created BIPs and libbitcoin
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February 06, 2018, 11:27:50 AM
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I think it is reported somewhere that Nick Szabo also communicated with Satoshi. Hal Finney was also the recipient of the first

Bitcoin transaction, so he had to have contact with Satoshi in some way, other than the Crypto forum they talked on. The

whole secrecy around this, makes this just so more exciting. Why do you want to know? Most of this information is well

documented. {Books like, Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking}  Wink

I'm writing a history of Bitcoin so just seeing if I'm missing anyone.
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February 06, 2018, 11:28:23 AM
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Anyone interested in Bitcoin's early history should give Digital Gold by Nathaniel Popper a read. It becomes bogged down in now irrelevant business noodling later on, but the first part is a neat summary of the very early days.

I've read all the books. I'm sort of seeing whether a post like this catches the eye of someone who says, nobody ever talks about so and so.
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February 06, 2018, 02:31:17 PM
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From the github contributors list I noticed that on selecting a range between 2009-2010 I can see few developers https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/graphs/contributors?from=2009-08-30&to=2010-12-31&type=c and https://github.com/non-github-bitcoin (an account created for commits before the bitcoin-core code was probably migrated to github from sourceforge)
As far as I know the earliest versions of Bitcoin were published on SourceForge, not on Github:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/

Brought to you by: gavinandresen, jgarzik, sipa

As of 2015-06-05, this project can be found here:
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/
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February 06, 2018, 02:35:16 PM
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My 2 cents,
Did anyone ever tried to compile all Satoshi's post and run a syntaxic analyse on internet? I know that some software are capable to find who wrote what, just by comparing the style, sentences etc..
It would be very surprising that he never wrote elsewhere and without leaving some hint about his identity..
Stupid?
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As far as I know the earliest versions of Bitcoin were published on SourceForge, not on Github:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/

Brought to you by: gavinandresen, jgarzik, sipa

As of 2015-06-05, this project can be found here:
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/

Sipa is the only person still working on Bitcoin on that list, and is therefore the longest serving programmer in Bitcoin development. So Sipa has probably contributed to Bitcoin development more than anyone else.

Scratch that, apparently Sipa was not part of the deprecated sourceforge repo that Satoshi set up, or at least he was only part of the effort to move the sourceforge repo over to github in 2010.

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