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April 17, 2011, 08:16:56 AM
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How can someone create something so great and not stepping out to get the credit?

Not everyone is an attention whore.

If I had created Bitcoin I wouldn't step out either. I would just sit back and watch it unfold while enjoying my wealth. 

Also, cryptography innovators have a history of being persecuted, even by the most "free" governments.

Why risk a lifetime of being bullied just for a little bit of superficial status and recognition from people you don't know?

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April 17, 2011, 09:58:46 AM
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Who is John Galt?

Satoshi Nakamoto is Japanese for John Galt.

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April 17, 2011, 10:16:32 AM
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He's just sitting on the hundreds of thousands of BTC he generated at the start, waiting for the currency to acquire value. Bam! Millionaire!
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April 17, 2011, 10:20:30 AM
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Bam! Millionaire!

Over 4-8 years... Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam. Millionaire.


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April 17, 2011, 12:25:28 PM
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Who is John Galt?

+42 (the answer...)

42 = 2 x 3 x 7 (well that's just prime)

duality x stability x morality?

Satoshi hopefully isn't Alexander Supertramp, a tragic hero.
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April 17, 2011, 12:59:30 PM
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ies.

Satoshi is everywhere and nowhere.
Satoshi could be all of us, or none of us.
Satoshi came from nowhere and dissappeared to nowhere, but his coins are everywhere.
Satoshi has no past, no future, and no present, but his creation is immortal.
Satoshi is an idea.  Satoshi has inspired all of us.  Satoshi is a legend.

Very good poem! I quoted part of it in a tweet.

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April 17, 2011, 01:42:08 PM
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Who is John Galt?

+42 (the answer...)

42 = 2 x 3 x 7 (well that's just prime)

duality x stability x morality?

Satoshi hopefully isn't Alexander Supertramp, a tragic hero.

42 is *always* the answer.

...and don't forget your towel.  Cheesy
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April 17, 2011, 04:39:49 PM
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ies.

Satoshi is everywhere and nowhere.
Satoshi could be all of us, or none of us.
Satoshi came from nowhere and dissappeared to nowhere, but his coins are everywhere.
Satoshi has no past, no future, and no present, but his creation is immortal.
Satoshi is an idea.  Satoshi has inspired all of us.  Satoshi is a legend.

Very good poem! I quoted part of it in a tweet.

Thanks kiba!  It's public domain now!

"We will not find a solution to political problems in cryptography, but we can win a major battle in the arms race and gain a new territory of freedom for several years.

Governments are good at cutting off the heads of a centrally controlled networks, but pure P2P networks are holding their own."
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April 17, 2011, 09:23:16 PM
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And given that ICANN is an American company...

ICANN is not an American company.

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April 17, 2011, 09:41:28 PM
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ICANN is not an American company.

A California Nonprofit Public-Benefit Corporation

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April 17, 2011, 11:48:40 PM
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Yeah, I would hope that the WHOIS For the site is accurate since having inaccurate info in the WHOIS is grounds for domain termination under ICANN's terms. And given that ICANN is an American company...

Using a 'privacy protection' service is apparently acceptable.  That is how bitcoin.org is registered with a service from Japan.  You could start a lawsuit in Japan to figure out who really owns bitcoin.org and that would almost certainly fail. 

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April 18, 2011, 12:34:36 AM
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I believe Satoshi was working on this idea for quite a while...looking at the code, I don't think this was something he threw together in a couple months.  I think he may have been working on it for several years and took great pains to ensure it was sufficiently evolved such that it wouldn't simply die shortly after its release.

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April 18, 2011, 12:39:54 AM
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I believe Satoshi was working on this idea for quite a while...looking at the code, I don't think this was something he threw together in a couple months.  I think he may have been working on it for several years and took great pains to ensure it was sufficiently evolved such that it wouldn't simply die shortly after its release.

Not several years.  I think he wrote somewhere on this forum that the actual coding was quite fast compared to the global mental design of the thing.

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April 18, 2011, 01:34:07 AM
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I believe Satoshi was working on this idea for quite a while...looking at the code, I don't think this was something he threw together in a couple months.  I think he may have been working on it for several years and took great pains to ensure it was sufficiently evolved such that it wouldn't simply die shortly after its release.

Not several years.  I think he wrote somewhere on this forum that the actual coding was quite fast compared to the global mental design of the thing.



What does "global mental design" mean?  I didn't mean to imply that he may have spent several years coding...designing a good system often involves a lot more than actual coding.  I suspect the creation process was several years in the making even if the actual coding was relatively quick.

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April 18, 2011, 01:38:40 AM
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What does "global mental design" mean?  I didn't mean to imply that he may have spent several years coding...designing a good system often involves a lot more than actual coding.  I suspect the creation process was several years in the making even if the actual coding was relatively quick.

I was trying to rephrase what I red some time ago.  I don't remember well.

It has to be here somewhere in this forum history anyway.    But Satoshi has written a lot of stuff.  Searching would be time consuming as I don't even recall any keyword he used.


As for the developpement history, I think I also red that Satoshi showed up on the cypherpunk list, back when Wei Dai made his proposal.  Then Satoshi disappeared until 2009 I think.



A full resarch on the historical documents could be appreciated.  It could almost deserve a bounty.
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April 18, 2011, 01:48:36 AM
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lol, no disrespect but your post sounded funny!

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WTF dude? I'm in here since this was like an uber-secret masonic club with a handful of members.
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-- you do realized that you ask question/questioned the identity behind the guy who wrote bitcoin, but try to prove your identity based on the fact your were on this website for a long time now.
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April 18, 2011, 01:57:17 AM
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I believe Satoshi was working on this idea for quite a while...looking at the code, I don't think this was something he threw together in a couple months.  I think he may have been working on it for several years and took great pains to ensure it was sufficiently evolved such that it wouldn't simply die shortly after its release.

He said he was working on it since 2007.

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April 18, 2011, 02:06:17 AM
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I believe Satoshi was working on this idea for quite a while...looking at the code, I don't think this was something he threw together in a couple months.  I think he may have been working on it for several years and took great pains to ensure it was sufficiently evolved such that it wouldn't simply die shortly after its release.

He said he was working on it since 2007.

Indeed, found it:

http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=13.msg46#msg46
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April 18, 2011, 01:04:11 PM
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Satoshi is Number One. Or perhaps Two, or Six.

Be seeing you.

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April 18, 2011, 02:57:05 PM
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Satoshi is really Sebastian Rooks.


Or Keyser Söze.

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