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Satoshi Nakamoto

| nosplit | ↑ parent "Bitcoin" | words: 344 | descendant words: 403 | descendants: 10
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https://bitcoin.org domain registration: 2008-08-18 by https://www.namecheap.com, an American company. But using a privacy oriented registrar: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/89532/how-did-nakamoto-untraceably-pay-for-registering-bitcoin-org It is unknown how he could have paid anonymously, so it seems likely that the true identity could be obtained by law enforcement if needed.
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2008-08-22: private Wei Dai email. Reproduced at https://www.gwern.net/docs/bitcoin/2008-nakamoto on gwern.net from address satoshi@anonymousspeech.com. Email provider shutting down entirely on 2021-09-30 as per https://archive.ph/wip/RRNKx, homepage now juts contains useless Bitcoin stuff.
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Bitcoin whitepaper announcement: 2008-10-31 https://www.metzdowd.com/pipermail/cryptography/2008-October/014810.html linking to http://www.bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf, email sent from from satoshi@vistomail.com Claimed one year and a half development time. Provider apparently closed in 2014: https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/3h80mi/vistomailcom_closed_and_domain_changed_owner_in/, as of 2021 just reads:
Once upon a time a man paid me a visit in cyberspace, at this very domain. He planted a seed in our heads that would become the path we are walking today.
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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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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 Microsoft Windows??? Had a GUI already.
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2011-04-23 Satoshi sent his last email ever, it was to Martti Malmi. https://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/17/business/decoding-the-enigma-of-satoshi-nakamoto-and-the-birth-of-bitcoin.html mentions:
May 2011 was also the last time Satoshi communicated privately with other Bitcoin contributors. In an email that month to Martti Malmi, one of the earliest participants, Satoshi wrote, "I've moved on to other things and probably won't be around in the future."
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Hal Finney:
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