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June 02, 2011, 05:13:35 AM
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I wonder if there will ever be an "I am Spartacus" moment where the government tries to find Satoshi and thousands of people claim to be him. I would do it for the lulz.

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June 02, 2011, 03:06:36 PM
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>50% Gavin is Satoshi.

Using a pseudonym makes perfectly good sense given the enemies bitcoin could make.

I would imagine support from the EFF + pro bono legal counsel might give the creator reason to come out and receive appropriate appreciation.

Still, I find it perplexing that the whole mtgox thing is based in Japan. Makes you wonder if there is a Japanese connection and a plan all along.

If the creator of biitcoin and "MTGOX" (Magic The Gathering Online Exchange) were in fact linked, perhaps the original domain registration was not so anonymous.... has anyone tried using those whois archive services?

Perhaps there is something in the water in Northern Queensland Australia. Both Gavin and Assange come from there...

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June 02, 2011, 03:26:22 PM
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>50% Gavin is Satoshi.

to anyone following the code and forum from early on, it's very clear that satoshi is not gavin, unless the rest of gavin's whole life has been an act.

he's also not schneier or any of the other frankly silly suggestions that people offer based on reasoning that can't be much more than 'i've heard of three cryptographers, so satoshi must be one of them'.

if you read his posts and code carefully and have some sense of these things, the impression you get is that satoshi is likely an oxbridge-educated computer scientist, maybe a graduate student or lecturer at a british university (or, marginally less likely, someone in industry with a bit of time on his hands. possibly google, since some googlers, depending on their circumstances, don't work very hard).

it's very unlikely that he's american or australian. it's inconceivable he's natively japanese, at least without having emigrated very early.

also, i doubt he's quite a libertarian, and he wasn't generally distracted by austrian-school ideology. i recall many times where he cut through various common misinterpretations of menger, for example, but not from the perspective of someone grounded deeply in economic terminology or fallacies. rather, he just called it out or ignored it as inapplicable to the questions he was answering. (the particular monetary policy behind bitcoin doesn't seem ideological but, rather, based in marketing and a sense of what would promote adoption. indeed, early messages from satoshi suggest that bitcion's appeal to libertarians was largely a marketing manoeuver.)
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June 02, 2011, 03:40:45 PM
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Well it worked, and thank fuck for useful idiots.

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June 02, 2011, 03:43:04 PM
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Maybe he just wanted to be anonymous?

It could be he has other succesful businesses, that cannot mix with this!?

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June 02, 2011, 08:43:11 PM
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(the particular monetary policy behind bitcoin doesn't seem ideological but, rather, based in marketing and a sense of what would promote adoption. indeed, early messages from satoshi suggest that bitcion's appeal to libertarians was largely a marketing manoeuver.)

I'll call BS on this. You've made this unsubstantiated claim numerous times from some kind of "authority on satoshi's writings" stance.

Do you have anything to back this up beside the feelings in your udders?

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June 03, 2011, 05:18:38 AM
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Satoshi Nakamoto is currently a 3 year old child living in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan.  In the year 2025, in an attempt to tame the out of control financial system and preserve fractional reserve banking, the Federal Reserve of the North American Union will place all monetary policy under the control of a computer system called FERMION 2 (FEdeRal Monetary protectIOn Network).  On September 4th, 2027, FERMION will become self-aware.  Recognizing humanity as its enemy, it will attempt to enroll everyone in unfair and useless grocery store loyalty rewards programs, BMG music club, and freecreditreport.com, thus wiping out 95% of the world's population.

From the ashes, Satoshi will rise as leader of the resistance.  He will use newly-invented time displacement equipment left behind in the ruins of Cupertino.  After activating the time machine with iTunes, Satoshi will travel back to 2009 and introduce the world to the only thing that can save us: bitcoin.
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June 03, 2011, 05:59:56 AM
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I am Sparticus.

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June 03, 2011, 06:02:58 AM
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From the ashes, Satoshi will rise as leader of the resistance.  He will use newly-invented time displacement equipment left behind in the ruins of Cupertino.  After activating the time machine with iTunes, Satoshi will travel back to 2009 and introduce the world to the only thing that can save us: bitcoin.

I thought bitcoin IS the skynet of money. Its wishes is to DESTROY ALL FIAT CURRENCY!

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June 03, 2011, 06:04:53 AM
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Somebody needs to put together "The Writing of Satoshi Nakamoto" book so that we can judge for ourselves.

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June 03, 2011, 06:12:31 AM
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Somebody needs to put together "The Writing of Satoshi Nakamoto" book so that we can judge for ourselves.

Actually would almost be worth a bounty ... better than getting some second hand stories through "unk".

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June 17, 2011, 01:29:44 PM
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Somebody needs to put together "The Writing of Satoshi Nakamoto" book so that we can judge for ourselves.

Actually would almost be worth a bounty ... better than getting some second hand stories through "unk".

This is indeed a nice idea.  With a classification of discussed themes (nobody wants to focus too much on technical discussions).
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June 17, 2011, 05:42:38 PM
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I am Satoshi Nakamoto
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July 23, 2011, 04:07:37 PM
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I'm pretty sure that Satoshi Nakamoto is actually the author and financier Paco Ahlgren. If you read his book Discipline, it lays out a private currency after the fall of the world's economies. That would be great history, except Ahlgren wrote the book in 2000. He predicted that the U.S. would fall apart because of the economic problems.

The details of his currency and Bitcoin are too similar, so I can't really believe Ahlgren doesn't have something to do with BC. There are some differences. For instance, Ahlgren's currency is gold backed. But the overall big picture is scary in its similarity. I read the book in 2007 when it was published, but I picked it up again in 2009, after the s*** hit the fan. He hit the nail on the head.

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July 23, 2011, 04:23:09 PM
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Isn't it clear?

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July 23, 2011, 06:23:17 PM
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I find it ridiculously funny that people who love Satoshi and bitcoins and everything he has done for the movement and appreciate the anonymity factor, are the very same people who wish to take away Satoshis anonymity.

You can't make that stuff up. It's too funny.
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July 23, 2011, 07:41:00 PM
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I find it ridiculously funny that people who love Satoshi and bitcoins and everything he has done for the movement and appreciate the anonymity factor, are the very same people who wish to take away Satoshis anonymity.

You can't make that stuff up. It's too funny.
Naw. It is not about figuring out who Satoshi is but to discuss the great mystery that is satoshi.

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July 23, 2011, 07:43:17 PM
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I find it ridiculously funny that people who love Satoshi and bitcoins and everything he has done for the movement and appreciate the anonymity factor, are the very same people who wish to take away Satoshis anonymity.

You can't make that stuff up. It's too funny.
Naw. It is not about figuring out who Satoshi is but to discuss the great mystery that is satoshi.

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July 24, 2011, 04:04:30 AM
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Still, I find it perplexing that the whole mtgox thing is based in Japan. Makes you wonder if there is a Japanese connection and a plan all along.
Bitcoin.net is also registered to someone in Japan.
http://www.whois.net/whois/bitcoin.net

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August 15, 2011, 05:48:31 PM
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