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May 29, 2014, 10:59:40 AM
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The creator behind Bitcoin is obviously anonymous/pseudonymous. Nobody knows who Satoshi really is. Some may argue that this is a good thing, others might see it as a bad thing.

The creator of Peercoin and Primecoin (Sunny King) is also anonymous. Same goes for Auroracoin and the mysterious devs behind Bytecoin/Cryptonote technology.

Then you have non-anonymous devs like Charlie Lee who developed Litecoin.

So do you think having an anonymous/pseudonymous developer is a plus or a minus for a cryptocurrency?
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May 29, 2014, 11:09:43 AM
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Just because Bitcoin is successful and the dev is anonymouse doesn't mean it is good for a coin you can see this as a evidence from all the cryptocoins.

I'm not sure if there is a relationship between having an anonymous developer and the success of a coin. Taking a look at the most popular coins: Bitcoin, Litecoin, Peercoin, and Dogecoin. Of these, the creators of Litecoin and Dogecoin are publically known while the creators of Bitcoin and Peercoin are pseudonymous.
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May 29, 2014, 03:00:29 PM
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The anonymity of the devs doesn't really matter until they keep supporting their brainchild and they are not scamming.
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May 29, 2014, 03:13:11 PM
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The code can (and should) speak for itself. It's all open source so who cares who wrote it. If the original dev calls it quits, then other people will surely pick it up.
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May 29, 2014, 03:17:34 PM
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The code can (and should) speak for itself. It's all open source so who cares who wrote it. If the original dev calls it quits, then other people will surely pick it up.

True.

Also I see anonymous developers as a safety measure against coercion, extortion, etc.
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