Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are the new trend market today almost everywhere people are talking about Bitcoins, particularly with examples that someone has made millions in only a couple of years by smartly investing in bitcoins. It is decentralized, which means it isn't controlled nor backed up by any administration, nation, or an individual element. Unlike traditional currencies, such as dollars and euros, bitcoins are issued and managed without any regulation from any central government. Thus, it is more resistant to inflation and corruption. A Bitcoin derives its value basically from the demand and usage of bitcoins, similar to a stock. With this kind of innovation, everyone is thinking about how Bitcoin started and who created this kind of technology? The name "bitcoin.org" was registered on 18 August 2008. While on the 31st of October 2008, a link to a paper authored by Satoshi Nakamoto titled Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System was posted to a cryptography mailing list. Nakamoto implemented the bitcoin software as an open-source code and released it in January 2009. Then on the 3rd of January 2009, the bitcoin network was created when Nakamoto mined the first block of the chain, known as the genesis block. Embedded in the coinbase of this block was the text "The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks". This note references a headline published by The Times and has been interpreted as both timestamp and comment on the instability caused by fractional-reserve banking. With all these groundbreaking accomplishments of bitcoin, Nakamoto's identity remains unknown. Several speculations and theories were made, but all of these speculations don't have concrete evidence to prove their speculations are true. One of the first and most easily dismissed claims was that of Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto. The 68-year-old Japanese-American living in California, was identified in a 2014 Newsweek article as the elusive Bitcoin creator. Despite his work as a systems engineer on classified US defense projects as well as his background in digital finance, the homonymous nature was sheer coincidence. While one of the most intriguing speculations is the announcement made by Craig Wright that he is Satoshi Nakamoto. As said to this article, Craig Wright is an Australian academic who was brought into the spotlight of Satoshi when Wired Magazine published an article in 2015 claiming Wright “either invented Bitcoin, or is a brilliant hoaxer”. Shortly after the Wired article was released, Gizmodo released their article stating they were contacted by a supposed hacker that had gained access to Wright’s emails and claimed that Satoshi Nakamoto was a pseudonym for Wright and his accomplice, the deceased cybersecurity expert David Kleinmen. However, when asked to provide evidence a list of addresses associated with the Tulip Trust, said to hold almost 1 million BTC the documents were highly redacted and shed little light on the true nature of Wrights involvement in the birth of Bitcoin. Still the story is not yet and finish and there is still no enough evidence in this proclamation of Craig Wright. The man behind the empire of bitcoin is still unknown, but it'll just be a matter of time till someone claims that he, she or they, are the people behind Bitcoin.
Reporter finds the record for a Satoshi Nakamoto in a database containing registration cards of naturalized U.S. citizens.
Reporter discovers the man has since changed his name to "Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto" and signs his name "Dorian S. Nakamoto".
Reporter finds this 64-year old man living in Southern California.
Reporter discovers that Dorian works on model trains as a hobby.
Reporter contacts company through which Dorian buys trains, asking for Dorian's email address.
Company sends reporter Dorian's email address.
Reporter strikes up an email conversation with Dorian about trains. Reporter asks about Dorian's professional background, but only gets evasive answers.
Dorian asks about reporter's background.
Reporter says she will tell him about her background by phone.
Dorian doesn't answer phone when reporter calls him, and does not return subsequent calls.
Two weeks later, reporter appears at the door of Dorian's home.
Dorian opens the door a crack, then shuts it. He then calls the police.
Two police officers arrive.
A meeting takes place in Dorian's driveway between the reporter, Dorian, and the two police officers.
Reporter explains she wants to ask Dorian some questions about Bitcoin. One officer acknowledges knowing about both Bitcoin and Satoshi Nakamoto.
Dorian says he's "no longer involved in that", adding "It's been turned over to other people. They are in charge of it now. I no longer have any connection."
Dorian refuses to answer further questions.
The police break up the meeting.
If you know anything about journalism, you will see here that there was no restraint and the irresponsibility presented by the reporter (Leah McGrath Goodma) by posting this innocent man's address and sudden reveals that he now allegedly has over $400 million worth of Bitcoin. Now then, let us see what evidence is presented. There's no transcript of the conversation, and we are presented with events out of sequence from the get-go. She opens with the conversation with the police officers, who weren't called until later in the article, when she actually encountered Dorian. Given a different context, every quote in the article could be cast in a completely different light. Without knowing the conversations verbatim, her in-between narration is the equivalent of editorial ellipsis, which can turn a firm, unambiguous denial into a wholehearted admission. His writing style also doesn't match up with the Satoshi. Bitcoin's Satoshi had flawless English, this guy takes his mother 'for shoppings'. The quote is the only thing the article has, and could be out of context/he never mentions Bitcoin. See: http://i.imgur.com/DB4oq5s.png Once the story broke yesterday, his house was immediately swarmed by reporters trying to get the most info first, as seems to be the norm in journalism today (report first, fact check later). See: http://s4.postimg.org/lsgeuikkd/satoshi_media.jpg They continued to harass him while he was at work, swarming him going out for lunch. He then denies everything and demands free lunch. He ends up going with AP reporter Ryan Nakashima. In this interview, he attempts to clear himself. He states that, "In an exclusive two-hour interview with The Associated Press, Dorian S. Nakamoto, 64, said he had never heard of Bitcoin until his son told him he had been contacted by a reporter three weeks ago". Several times during the interview with AP, Nakamoto mistakenly referred to the currency as "bitcom," and as a single company, which it is not. See: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ap-exclusive-man-denies-hes-bitcoin-founder What is interesting to note is that the "real" Satoshi has supposedly come back, stating simply, "I am not Dorian Nakamoto." on where Bitcoin all started, the P2P foundation. The only problem with this, as many of you may know, is that accounts get hacked, things happen, and there's no way at this time to prove 100% that it is the "real" one posting this message. It would have been far more useful for him to post his PGP signature to confirm identity. This is what is being called for largely by the community, but I am skeptical that another post will ever happen. See: http://p2pfoundation.ning.com/forum/topics/bitcoin-open-source?commentId=2003008%3AComment%3A52186 Now then there's the whole validity of Newsweek Magazine that comes to question... Remember this is the same "News" magazine that says there is a concrete evidence of the afterlife: http://www.newsweek.com/proof-heaven-doctors-experience-afterlife-65327 There's nothing here remotely resembling a "scientific reason" to believe his experiences related to anything outside his brain. Now that I've full disseminated this obvious publicity stunt done by Newsweek, where do we go from here? A man with medical troubles, a passion for trains, and an ex-government work contracts that cannot discuss whose life is essentially ruined by one irresponsible journalist only looking to further their career. What can be done? First off, LET PEOPLE KNOW. Thousands are already very upset with this obviously incorrect story, and I believe that a lawsuit may be in the future. What else can be done, that shows a community effort and that we, as supporters of crypto-currencies and frontier of the digital age, are better than what I consider now as "corporate scum"? Why not help this man medically? It's obvious this man does not have $400,000,000, that obviously doesn't add up. As of right now, Andreas M. Antonopoulos has set up a fundraiser for this man stating that, "...if this person is not Satoshi, then these funds will serve as a "sorry for what happened to you", help with medical bills his family is facing, any legal bills they may incur, or anything else. Most of all, it serves to soften the damage caused by irresponsible journalism and to demonstrate the generosity and empathy of the community, which I know is huge". Antonopoulos is a very respected person in the crypto-world and is one of the most trustworthy people I've seen. I could go into this more, however you can do your own research if you feel otherwise. PGP signed and video proof delivered here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCF1u1Wqfv0 "Here's how it works: * Donations accepted until the end of March. * At the end of March, donations will be converted to USD and delivered to Dorian Nakamoto. * If the donation is rejected by Dorian, then the funds will go to a charity of his choice * If he doesn't want to choose a charity, funds will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation * Any funds sent after the deadline, will be donated to Dorian at a later date, or a charity of his choice or EFF as above." Of course all donations are done in Bitcoin: 1Dorian4RoXcnBv9hnQ4Y2C1an6NJ4UrjX See: http://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/1ztjmg/andreas_im_fundraising_for_dorian_nakamoto/ The response already is overwhelming. As of right now is has been set up for about 6 hours. There have been over 1,000 transactions to this account, amounting to 24.54006561 BTC, or $15479.63 USD. See: https://blockchain.info/address/1Dorian4RoXcnBv9hnQ4Y2C1an6NJ4UrjX And now, all I ask of you, as a decent human being and a journalism major, PLEASE let someone know. I've done what I can for now, and I wish for you to do the same, however you feel fit.
The list of people associated with the name is growing, including Dorian Nakamoto, Ian Grigg, Nick Szabo, and Craig Wright and, as Bitcoin.com puts it, “a man from Hawaii”, not to forget that writer of the first chapter of he-who-shall-been-known-as-Satoshi’s memoirs. Early 2007: Start writing code for Bitcoin. August 8: Buy bitcoin.org domain name and create website at that address. August 10: Issue Bitcoin's original whitepaper, describing the blueprint for a "peer-to-peer electronic money system". August 1: Released version 0.1 of the source code and the release of cryptocurrencies by mining genesis blocks. By mid-2010: Satoshi Nakamoto continued Dorian Nakamoto is often used as the face of Satoshi, due to a Newsweek report identifying a Japanese California man as having been born with the name Satoshi Nakamoto. Coincidentally, Nakamoto worked as a systems engineer for tech and finance firms. And even more unusually coincidental, Finney and Nakamoto both lived in Temple City, California The first attempt was made by the Newsweek in March 2015. It identified Dorian Nakamoto as the person who created Bitcoin. He graduated in Physics from California Polytechnic. Dorian Nakamoto also worked on classified defence projects. He is a Japanese-American. Dorian Nakamoto although denied all the rumours. Craig Wright The neighbor of Dorian Nakamoto, Hal Finney, an individual who was highly involved in cryptography and the Bitcoin community, was also speculated to be the man behind the scenes.Not only was he the first person who received a Bitcoin transaction, but he was also the first person to work on and improve Bitcoin’s source code after Satoshi handed it over.
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