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Author Topic: [NPR] Did A Reporter Just Solve A Bitcoin Mystery? - Satoshi Found?  (Read 5163 times)
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October 03, 2011, 10:29:00 PM
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Don't think so:

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o Davis, the author of the New Yorker story, emails Clear.

"I like to keep a low profile," Clear replies. "I'm curious to know how you found me."

Davis eventually cuts to the chase:

Finally, I asked, "Are you Satoshi?"

He laughed, but didn't respond. There was an awkward silence.

^ awkward silence doesn't really work over email.

LOL

The bigger LOL is when he cashes out after the scheme is uncovered and the baby Jebus is found Smiley

Who cashed out 20k last week ? Must have been him too seems he likes living the good life lucky on him  Cool
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October 03, 2011, 10:31:19 PM
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Granted, our hero is not that stupid. There is not a single possibility that Satoshi is being discovered by a journalist because he wrote in british style.


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October 03, 2011, 10:33:44 PM
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Always knew he was from the UK.

Dublin is not in the UK.
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October 03, 2011, 10:52:28 PM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Ireland

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October 03, 2011, 11:07:13 PM
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He certainly looks the part.

Somebody should make a tshirt with this.  You know, kind of like Che tshirts except for libertarians.

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October 04, 2011, 01:11:56 AM
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Michael Clear put a message on is university page.

http://www.dsg.cs.tcd.ie/Michael.Clear => http://www.scss.tcd.ie/~clearm/bitcoin.html

This is the last message I'm posting about him. If he wants to be be low profile that's ok. He did enough for Bitcoin already. Smiley
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October 04, 2011, 01:15:08 AM
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This poor guy is going to be hounded for quite a while I bet Sad

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October 04, 2011, 01:17:44 AM
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Um, so he thinks the fact someone's using British spellings means they are from the UK? He didn't think maybe there were a few people from the UK employed teaching English in other countries?  Tongue
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October 04, 2011, 02:09:53 AM
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your wrong, I AM SATOSHI NAKAMOTO.

but to be serious, if his real identity is found, gradz.

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October 04, 2011, 05:17:47 AM
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is "bloody hard" a phrase Americans use?  It's used a bit here in Australia and maybe UK though I'm not sure.
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October 04, 2011, 06:51:28 AM
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Leave Satoshi ALONEEEEE

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October 04, 2011, 07:30:50 AM
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This guy, Michael Clear, is a little too young to be Satoshi, no?  Just graduating as an undergrad in 2008?  Well, it's possible certainly, but I had thought Satoshi was ~30yo.  Some of Satoshi's forum posts also appear a bit more mature than undergraduate posting, but you never know I guess.
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October 04, 2011, 08:56:08 AM
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Bitcoin was Satoshi's passion, not his career. Satoshi succeeded because he was a generalist, an all-rounder, someone who had a great understanding of crypto, but also of economic reality and software construction.

I think anyone who attends a specialist cryptography conference is not going to be Satoshi.
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October 04, 2011, 09:50:55 AM
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It is better that there is no human face to Bitcoin. That is what they are trying to do.

If you can put a face to Bitcoin you can slander that face and create guilt by association for anyone who uses Bitcoins.


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October 04, 2011, 10:34:35 AM
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It is better that there is no human face to Bitcoin.
Until they are ready to award Satoshi the Nobel Prize for Economics.
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October 04, 2011, 10:50:44 AM
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Apparently the 2nd 'suspect' is from Finland - so the New Yorker story has hit the Finnish press  (tietoviikko.fi - A Finnish IT magazine)


(sorry for the google-translated title)

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Finnish researchers suspected Bitcoin-inventor of money

[2011-10-04


http://www.tietoviikko.fi/kaikki_uutiset/suomalaista+tutkijaa+epaillaan+bitcoinrahan+keksijaksi/a697067

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=fi&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tietoviikko.fi%2Fkaikki_uutiset%2Fsuomalaista%2Btutkijaa%2Bepaillaan%2Bbitcoinrahan%2Bkeksijaksi%2Fa697067&act=url


"This suspect is a 31-year-old Finnish Technology Research Institute researcher George Lehdonvirta . He has studied virtual currencies, and he is a programmer background. He is also involved in other things, privacy issues, focused on the Electronic Frontier Finlandin (Effi) operation."

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October 04, 2011, 10:57:51 AM
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It is better that there is no human face to Bitcoin.
Until they are ready to award Satoshi the Nobel Prize for Economics.
Would the prize be paid in bitcoins?

(I dont always get new reply notifications, pls send a pm when you think it has happened)

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October 04, 2011, 03:07:09 PM
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your wrong, I AM SATOSHI NAKAMOTO.

The great Satoshi would know how to spell "you're" correctly  Roll Eyes

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October 04, 2011, 03:21:39 PM
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That story was lame and does not prove anything. If he was Satoshi - He would not of done the interview at all.
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October 04, 2011, 04:43:58 PM
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Satoshi knows that search is a hard problem, but verification is trivial.
I think if he really was Satoshi, he would not have tried to deny it.
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