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Satoshi Nakamoto

| 🗖 nosplit | ↑ parent "Bitcoin" | words: 148 | descendant words: 203 | descendants: 1
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2008-08-22: private Wei Dai email: https://www.gwern.net/docs/bitcoin/2008-nakamoto from gwern.net
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Paper announcement: 2008-10-31 https://www.metzdowd.com/pipermail/cryptography/2008-October/014810.html linking to bitcoin.org, from satoshi@vistomail.com Claimed one year and a half development time.
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Replies in November: https://www.metzdowd.com/pipermail/cryptography/2008-November/thread.html#14863 under satoshi@anonymousspeech.com claims source code shared privately by request at that point.
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It is unknown how he could have paid anonymously: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/89532/how-did-nakamoto-untraceably-pay-for-registering-bitcoin-org, so it seems likely that the true identity could be obtained by law enforcement if needed.
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First open source release: 9 January 2009. Announcement: https://www.metzdowd.com/pipermail/cryptography/2009-January/014994.html "Windows only for now. Open source C++ code is included" Arghhhhhh how can those libertarians use Windows??? Had a GUI already.
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Hal Finney:
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