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What if Satoshi Nakamoto was Satoshi Nakamoto all along?
This post was originally published on this siteThis post was originally published on this site Leah McGrath Goodman, the Newsweek journalist who named Japanese-American man Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto as Bitcoin’s founder in 2014, is doubling down on her claim. In an Aug. 25 episode of the Pomp Podcast with Anthony Pompliano, McGrath Goodman revealed details of the research regarding her original Newsweek […]
First of all, I want to thank the Bitcoin community for the kindness shown and expressed for my brother. My heart is touched. Thank you. I just talked to my brother with my dragon at my side for the first time in at least 2-3 weeks since this Newsweek episode turned our lives upside down, all lines of communications were cut. Majority of the world was not told that Leah was intruding upon people's privacy with zeal weeks before the launching of Newsweek hardcopies. It was agreed that none of "us" would talk. Make-Believe Journalism was never in our minds until the announcement by Newsweek. I wanted to share with those who are interested some of the human interest side. What is endearing about my brother are "things". Social concepts and personal thoughts that would be of a concern to a majority of the populace is not highlighted in my brother character. How would I word this? Dorian is a technically brilliant person who is more comfortable in an old crumpled T-shirt, cargo short pants, white crew socks and doesn't frequent mirrors at times to comb his hair. Leah McGraw Goodman got that right. The hair? Maybe a little more infrequent. These observations are not just mine. Over the decades, his friends who are and were executives in the aerospace firms and software engineering companies have told me the same things. I don't think I am going on the limb when I say that I wear 1/2 size white crew socks, wear Hawaiian shirts a lot and even collect vintage ones at that. That I can spend hours behind flat screens and not shave or comb my hair over the weekend. Since our Lexie, four footed member of the family passed on, I too am out less frequently due to no walks twice a day. If I am a geek, then so be it. I have seen my brother do exactly what he does before there was a culture of computer nerds or geeks, the terms weren't even concepts at the time. Besides, it is anti-fashion statement expressing freedom from fashion tyranny. We talked and at no time did he express or mentioned what the Huffington Post listed as the #1 thing that should be taken from the Newsweek's story written by Leah McGraw Goodman. The number one thing is that his younger brother called him to be an asshole. In usual form, I know that Dorian forgave me and moved on just before we reconnected. I wish that I can have that kind of character to do exactly that in my life. In my life, I tend to remember stuff and not forget even though I have learned over time that I have the ability to forgive people. It's part of my life I have to continuously work on. OK, here it is. Does anyone know or can ponder to guess why the AP reporter was given the exclusive? You guys all saw the video and I'm thinking some saw it over and over for details. Dorian opened the front door and he announced who would buy him lunch. The photographers of all nationalities swarmed in pushing each other flashing cameras and video cameras spearheading the way. No one spoke out but a guy way in back near the end of the low cinder block wall yelled out, "I'll buy lunch". Dorian said that the AP reporter was the only reporter to make an offer to buy lunch while all the others kept on taking pictures and taking videos. That is how the AP reporter was chosen as told by Dorian. Now you all know before any other media. Dorian had to take a short break. I am thinking things were hurting. I asked him what is a "hair ball". He said that he doesn't know exactly what a "hair ball" is and that it is probably what was called a spaghetti program long ago. Not well structured and has a lot of re-writing to do. In the short time he personally glanced at the write ups on the net regarding Bitcoin, he told me that the creator is "brilliant" but a poor code writer and that he could have done better with virtually no errors. With that, I am now convinced that my brother is not the "Satoshi Nakamoto". Can he do it? I think, Yes. I believe it and what's more important is that he is among a very select few of people of "extreme interest" as it was told to me by authority on Friday. I can see where Leah McGrath Goodman and the owner of Newsweek decided to throw Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto under the bus with a 20 to 30% probability that he is and dismiss the 70 to 80% that he isn't. Excuse me but Leah McGrath Goodman is such an 80's name. I am going to do her a favor and call her LMG. She is lucky that I don't call her LSMFT. My stuff. Calculations made for me by BCG from data publicly available sources that there are only 7 people in the world. The initial calculation went something like this. Overall demographics ie: people with computer programming knowledge, coding skills, distributed network knowledge including swarming techniques, Polish notation programming...right down to having lots of personal time to write code, disregard for family or pursuit of sex that would take time and energy, highly disciplined, focused beyond the normal, obsessive personality or just plain as BC put it "crazy" and highly anti-government. And the final kicker of the name Satoshi Nakamoto that is given weight. By the way, Satoshi is not an unusual name in Japan. The name Nakamoto is from what BCG reported, originates from the Hiroshima area as most "moto" or "source" translated phonetically is defined. I have to state that BCG is tied to the pharm medical world with statistical demographic mainframes with various programs with claims of accuracy audited by the FDA. I don't know specifically but I do know that I.Frank Nakamoto was born in Hiroshima before coming to America and then to later be thrown into an American concentration camps as a political prisoner in Perris, California for being a successful and outspoken businessman. I have been visiting his grave over many years at the Evergreen Cemetary in Boyle Heights. What calculations told me is that when it comes to human beings and their unique characters, profiling is a loose and irresponsible pseudo name for WTF, it doesn't work. All the professional behavioral analysts that Newsweek may have hired, their obviously under qualified and desperate legal advisers if they hired some, loosely expert statisticians and financial advisers didn't mean crap when the end result is that they are wrong. It's late and I have to get on with my reality. Once again, many thanks to the one and only forum that is a true community. Thanks for allowing me to vent. Thanks for the many posts of support. For those who a unsure, my sincerest apologies. My intention is to support my brother who supported me as a older brother is supposed to do. As the oldest brother, he, in Japanese and many other cultures including America, becomes the head of the family who takes care of the parent or parents. He is suffering right now and all I can do for this time being is figure out a ways to help from a distance due to irresponsible journalism operating at its finest. Instead of energies to minimize the 2nd Amendment we should spend time minimizing Freedom of the Press? I am not a Libertarian. I am a Conservative who thinks most of the Conservatives are Liberals. Andreas, my sincerest thanks. If we meet in the future, one minute, who is going to buy Dorian lunch? I will buy my brother's and you a lunch. Yalla, bye. As always, I authorize nakamotodragon to answer questions in my absence. Edit: proof for the non believers: http://imgur.com/wfFqpr1
https://nakamotosatochi.com/ October 31, 2008, at the dawn of the global financial crisis, there was a document that appeared on the mailing list of cryptographic community appeared, it was called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” the author of which was a person named Satoshi Nakamoto. In January 2009, on behalf of Nakamoto, there was a genesis block generated in the Bitcoin network, the hash files of which contained an encrypted message stating the title of the article from British newspaper “The Times” - 03 / Jan / 2009" Chancellor on brink of the second bailout for banks". A genius that was yet unknown to the world, had already hinted that the sad events of 2008 will repeat. The solution he proposed was a response to imperfection and depravity of the existing financial and credit system - centralized, corrupt, technologically imperfect and rapidly losing credibility. People did not immediately understand what they were facing. But Bitcoin's fame had grown with it's price, and it had attracted the attention of the public. At the end of 2017, people went a little crazy. And the reason for it was Bitcoin. Watching at the rapid growth rate of the first cryptocurrency, people sold property, took loans and invested in digital gold, thereby increasing the market capitalization of it. The year of 2018, marked by a deep protracted downtrend, had brought many of these cryptoinvestors frustration and huge financial losses. Now the buzz around Bitcoin and other digital assets has subsided, and the cryptoindustry is beginning to acquire a legal field in a number of jurisdictions. And a lot of the crypto-enthusiasts are concerned with the same question, that did not find the answer to in the past 10 years.
Is Satoshi somewhere nearby?
Over the years that have passed since Nakamoto had disappeared from the network, many theories have accumulated conspiracy and versions of the origin of the creator of Bitcoin, and I spent a lot of time carefully studying them. Here and there, new people who would claim themselves as Satoshi would appear. Some of them, such as the unfortunate Dorian Nakamoto in 2014, had become “Satoshi unwillingly” as a result of investigations conducted by nimble and nosy journalists. But there are other self-proclaimed “Creators” of the Great Chain, trying to earn their influence points on publicity. The most famous of the impostors is Craig Wright, an Australian entrepreneur with a doubtful past. However, Wright, like any other adventurers posing as Nakamoto, was doomed for failure and the loss of a good name in the eyes of the community. In addition to it, there are other candidates for the role of anonymous genius. Gurus of programming and cryptography. Specialists involved in working on Bitcoin after the beginning of the network. The creators of other cryptocurrencies. For each of them there are a number of articles and materials that contain possible and not so versions of who is hiding under the name Satoshi Nakamoto.
Linguistic search for Nakamoto
Did you know, that there is such an interesting thing called stylometry. Linguists are using this method to identify relationships and stylistic similarities between the studied texts. A group of enthusiastic scientists from the University of Aston under the guidance of Dr. Jack Mane conducted a study called the Bitcoin Project, analyzing the similarities between white bitcoin paper and the texts of eleven man - the ones that are the best candidates for the role of the creator of bitcoin according to experts. The research results indicated an astounding amount of linguistic markers and similarities between the white paper of bitcoin and Nick Sabo's texts, the creator of smart contracts, and the concept called BitGold. However, Sabo himself refuses to recognize himself as the creator of bitcoin, and he remains at his position. In addition to the Sabo, for the years of stylometric research a few more people had been quite similar to Satoshi in writing style and structure: Ian Grigg, Hal Finney, Wei Day Timothy May, Gavin Andresen. Poor Finney, who died in 2014 from severe disease, also came under suspicion because he lived not far from Dorian Nakamoto, who was mistakenly “exposed” and accepted by Newsweek correspondent Leah Goodman as the true Satoshi. During his lifetime Finny had clearly stated that he is not Nakamoto. In 2011 Professor of Journalism Adam Penenberg for a few months studied the texts of Nakamoto. The analysis revealed a unique phrase - “Computationally impractical to reverse”, met, in addition to copies of texts by Satoshi only in one document - the patent application filed by Neal King, Charles Bray and Vladimir Oksman on August 15, 2008, 3 days before the registration of the domain bitcoin.org. The application described the operation of a peer-to-peer system based on cryptography. Penenberg stated, that the text analysis has shown a very strong similarity in style between those who have declared themselves on the net as Nakamoto and Neil King. And Neil King, of course had denied that he is Nakomoto.
However, invisibly, Satoshi is somewhere near...
According to scientists and experts who studied the texts of Satoshi Nakamoto, this person had to be fluent in english (and both British and American), have deep knowledge in mathematics, computer science, economics, sociology and several other disciplines. The name Satoshi Nakamoto has so many possible interpretations that can be related to blockchain and bitcoin, which makes it seem that it had rather “Artificial” appearance of the world. Was he the genius of his time? Maybe. But I am sure that this is, indeed, not one person, but a group of people who united their brilliant minds and ideas in the pursuit of a new, more fair and perfect world. These are people who do not seek glory and public recognition. These are the people who care. I believe that there had to be someone who was the root cause of this group, that had created a fictional Japanese name. Someone who is charismatic, ideological, someone able to light a spark in the hearts of future pioneers of decentralization. And he almost managed to convince everyone that he doesn't exist at all ... However, Satoshi is still somewhere near ... https://nakamotosatochi.com/
Satoshi Nakamoto is the name that has been assigned to the fictional person who created and designed all Bitcoin protocol and software in 2008, the year in which the network and the first units of coins were created. The identity is still a complete mystery and what is known as Satoshi Nakamoto could be a pseudonym, a person or a group of people. This is one of the biggest mysteries in the world of the cryptocurrencies. There are several journalistic investigations, groups and individuals that have tried to discover their true identity that until now is a mystery, even the CIA has stated that it cannot deny or confirm the existence of this individual. There are 9 possible candidates that could be behind the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto:
He is a professor at the Institute of Information Technology in Helsinki, Finland. A New Yorker journalist, during the search for the identity of Nakamoto, adjudged him to be the creator of Bitcoin because during 2001 he used to program virtual games and coins; however, he has denied having any relationship with this project.
This mathematician from the University of Kyoto, Japan, got to be one of the suspects because he solved the ABC conjecture, this gave sufficient proof for Ted Nelson to consider him Nakamoto in 2013. Mochizuki denied being this person seven months later.
This brilliant computer engineer was identified as the creator of Bitcoin by Leah McGrath Goodman, after that in an interview where, according to the journalist's words, he had admitted being the creator of the project. Nakamoto denied having any connection to work during an interview with The Associted Press.
The researcher Skye Gray in 2013 through a stylometric analysis determined that Szabo was the person that best suited the profile of Satoshi Nakamoto, who is a computer and cryptographic. Even though Szabo developed a pre-Bitcoin coin called BitGold, he denied being the creator of Bitcoin as we know it.
Although he died in 2014, Finney has been the protagonist of many rumors related to the invention of Bitcoin. While he was alive, Finney denied his complete participation with the creation of the cryptocurrency, this action is awarded to him because he was the first person to receive a BTC transaction from the same creator.
Wright is considered the creator of Bitcoin thanks to the fact that he attributed himself this creation on May 2nd, 2006. Although there is a lot of evidence that deny this fact, this man is known as the "FakeSatoshi" in the networks social.
Neal King, Vladimir Oksman y Charles Bry.
The journalist Adam Penenberg in 2013 presented evidence that the trio was a fake person that is Satoshi Nakamoto. This theory originates because these three people applied for a patent in 2008 to register "Computationally impractical to reserve" and this document was used in the official document published by Nakomoto in October of that year. The bitcoin.org domain was registered three days after the patent application. But King, Oksman and Bry totally denied this fact.
Musk is nominated by Sahil Gupta to be Satoshi Nakamoto due to his background in Economics and his experience in history and innovation of many softwares. Musk immediately denied any relationship, but still Gupta says he is the one behind the Satoshi identity.
Although there is no proof that a government agency could have created Nakamoto as a fake person, this is a conspiracy theory that points to several organizations and countries as the creators of the character; the most famous is United States. There are multiple theories and many people pointed out, but really, who knows the true identity of the creator of this network? Will we ever know?
r/Bitcoin: A community dedicated to Bitcoin, the currency of the Internet. Bitcoin is a distributed, worldwide, decentralized digital money … Press J to jump to the feed. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. r/Bitcoin. log in sign up. User account menu. 12. Blacklist Leah Goodman. Close. 12. Posted by. u/sdczen. 5 years ago. Archived. Blacklist Leah Goodman ... Leah McGrath Goodman, The Newsweek reporter, now infamous amongst the Bitcoin community for claiming to have discovered the creator of Bitcoin, is still staunchly defending her article. Dorian Nakamoto, whom Goodman believes is Satoshi Nakamoto, publicly stated that Newsweek misrepresented him and that he “never was involved” in Bitcoin. This article purported to identify the author of Bitcoin as an actual man in California named Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto. Written by Leah McGrath Goodman, the article was published on LEAH MCGRATH GOODMAN. Read news and updates about LEAH MCGRATH GOODMAN and all related bitcoin & cryptocurrency news. Displaying items 1 - 1 of 1 . The Many Facts Pointing to Dorian Nakamoto Being Satoshi. 02/17/2020 - 06:50. Submit a guest post. Today's popular content. Don’t panic? ‘Smart money’ whales are waiting to buy Bitcoin at $8,800 ; Bitcoin Will Be Accepted for Tax Payments in ... In March 2014, a Newsweek columnist named Leah McGrath Goodman published a story called “The Face Behind Bitcoin.” She claimed Bitcoin’s inventor was a retired physicist named Dorian Nakamoto.
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