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March 08, 2012, 08:44:59 AM
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We may never know who Satoshi is(and do we really want to know?), but I think it's starting to be clear where Bitcoin was invented: University of Dublin Trinity College

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March 08, 2012, 08:45:58 AM
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or Michael Pierce is his student who produced this ...

http://www.w3.org/Conferences/WWW4/Papers/228/

To be clear, even though the other thread I just created is in reference to marcus_of_augustus's post (quoted) and is time stamped one minute later, I was not aware of this post when I pen the OP of the new thread. If that were not the case, I would've stated it as such.

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March 08, 2012, 09:17:16 AM
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IMO the best proof we could get would be obtained by doing an extensive bibliographic research on the topic. Then :

- Compare writing style in paper (difficult, since there's never one person to write a paper)
- Compare figures, and trying to find out which software was used to generate them (again not the best proof, but still informative)
- Get source code examples from the articles, and compare it with Satoshi style. Mostly in comments, and in the naming of functions/variables.

Something odd about the satoshi whitepaper is that there's no Fig # below the figures. That's something most researcher automatically do while writing, which could suggest a young one, not used to write papers.

Anyway, we'll never be sure, and that's ok with me. Whoever you are, thanks dude Wink

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March 08, 2012, 09:49:19 AM
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The concepts in the paper
http://www.w3.org/Conferences/WWW4/Papers/228/

are clearly related to bitcoin and online cash but I would say are an iteration or two beforehand, they all are based on client-server models (like Open Transactions). The peer-to-peer (decentralisation) crucial (and most brilliant) step of bitcoin has come along after, or entirely separately, I would guess.

The forth-like script stuff for the tx is someone experienced with thinking in very low level network functionality (big endian) ...

Holy Trinity, O'Mahony, Pierce and Clear? Smiley

Who knows, who really cares anyway? Godspeed to whoever it is.

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March 10, 2012, 04:37:36 AM
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What if Satoshi works for Yahoo! oppose to Google? I'm referring to Peter Stern who wrote this White Paper: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:soGU-gM9X_MJ:www.cs.rutgers.edu/~iftode/smph04.pdf+&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESgYWo0Xy8UB3qDWt0gG8pWhSKSHlVWy0AbnckchB5VQChrWmP_kV7nE-rKz4tCLbCsskFFYIVCg4C0M_OH7AfJGPesxv_qdTAnaKlSSMIASnHTvgQAE1SLHqhQFv0_22-B1YZ0N&sig=AHIEtbQbovrLX0gr_a25V8pw5NyGOT9QCA as well as this: http://discolab.rutgers.edu/smartphone/Bill-README

In it, you'll read about millicents of which you'll find in the table of contents in this book: http://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Payment-Systems-Computer-Science/dp/0890069255/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1331348298&sr=1-1

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/peter-stern/3/a36/7b4
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March 12, 2012, 08:07:00 PM
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For those curious as to why Satoshi Nakamoto opt to become mysterious, perhaps the answer lies here: http://www.ted.com/talks/j_j_abrams_mystery_box.html (for what it's worth, you won't be disappointed)
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March 12, 2012, 09:19:52 PM
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We will know who Satoshi Nakamoto is the day he chooses to reveal himself (for example, by revealing the private key that can redeem the generation transaction from the genesis block). Until that happens, all we can do is guess - and we won't know if we are right.
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March 12, 2012, 10:22:10 PM
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We will know who Satoshi Nakamoto is the day he chooses to reveal himself (for example, by revealing the private key that can redeem the generation transaction from the genesis block). Until that happens, all we can do is guess - and we won't know if we are right.

somehow i think the percieved value of those first 50 bitcoins is much higher than $5 per btc.

Just a thought. Grin
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March 12, 2012, 10:34:17 PM
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Note: When I first joined this forum I made a post in the Newbie thread, "Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?". Since this thread has the same title I'll repeat my post here because it's relevant.

Quote from: Dinkytoyz
My bet is that he/she is just a middle aged American with a anime fetish or so
I can see your perspective.  Wink

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Oshi, which means “Push,” is inspired by a Japanese legend in which the Goddess Amaterasu gifted the first Japanese emperor with her ancient wisdom, in the form of a game. The game is said to have taught the emperor and his court to temper their influence and power with caution.
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/23935/oshi

There is even a reference to low earth orbit debris that might give some kind of geo positional location.  Lips sealed

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because government can make the law against bitcoins, when it become enough popular that government become crazy about hidden money (unpaid taxes), and satoshi can finish in the prison or he can be hunted by police.
Maybe Bitcoins were created because the enforcement of Laws were unjust already.

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October 07, 2012, 11:34:11 AM
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I know who Satoshi is about as well as the next guy does. Smiley

I do, however, have a theory that he could be Phil Zimmerman of PGP fame. But he probably isn't.

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October 07, 2012, 12:00:44 PM
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its jed mccaleb probably
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October 07, 2012, 04:46:50 PM
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I know who Satoshi is about as well as the next guy does. Smiley

I do, however, have a theory that he could be Phil Zimmerman of PGP fame. But he probably isn't.

Thank you, wise sage.
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October 07, 2012, 07:07:12 PM
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Anything bitcoin related that is shrouded in mystery can be an intriguing subject and a great way to bring up cryptocurrency at any party.
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October 21, 2012, 12:40:37 PM
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Could it really be him?Huh
http://www.linkedin.com/in/satoshinakamoto
and links to
https://www.facebook.com/satoshi.nakamoto
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October 21, 2012, 12:43:26 PM
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It could be, but probably not. Smiley

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February 12, 2013, 02:15:38 PM
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He's Bill Murray, but no one ever believes it.

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February 12, 2013, 07:44:04 PM
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I have a guess as to where he was on a particular weekend last millennium...

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February 13, 2013, 08:59:12 PM
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Simple answer: Chuck Norris...

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February 14, 2013, 02:33:28 AM
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We will know who Satoshi Nakamoto is the day he chooses to reveal himself (for example, by revealing the private key that can redeem the generation transaction from the genesis block). Until that happens, all we can do is guess - and we won't know if we are right.

He wouldn't even need to reveal his actual private key, just use it to sign a message saying "here I am."  So long as the public key in the signature hashes to the address that received the genesis block reward, then Q.E.D.

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