Satoshi Nakamoto

A Deep Dive Into Satoshi’s 11-Year Old Bitcoin Genesis Block

11 years ago today, Satoshi Nakamoto launched the Bitcoin network at approximately 18:15:05 UTC and the world hasn’t been the same since. The Bitcoin blockchain came to life on January 3, 2009, and so far, more than 600,000 blocks have been mined into existence. Nakamoto’s genesis block is special and the hardcoded block has a...
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Why Nick Szabo Probably Isn’t Satoshi

Search online for ‘possible creators of Bitcoin’ and Bit Gold creator Nick Szabo will always appear near the top of the list. His long history in the cypherpunk space, his writings on money, digital cash, and smart contracts, and some facts about his past have often been used to create a compelling picture that he...
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These Are the Bitcoin Stories You Loved in 2019

2019 was a crazy year for cryptocurrency enthusiasts and a number of interesting events happened throughout the last 12 months. It’s hard to keep track of the day-to-day activities taking place within the cryptosphere and there may be a few incidents some of our readers missed. At news.Bitcoin.com we took the opportunity to scan our...
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Alleged $8B BTC Tulip Trust Expires With Tales of Bonded Couriers

Five years ago, the crypto community became aware of an alleged contract called the Tulip Trust. The supposed contract emerged when a few tech-based news outlets published stories on two former business partners Craig Wright and David Kleiman. According to the Tulip Trust contract story, Wright and Kleiman were ostensibly part of the group that...
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1 Million Bitcoins Will Be Attributed To Craig Wright Tomorrow

BitMEX ends the year with around 13,000 BTC in its insurance fund which is a 61% increase compared to last year’s levels, the latest crypto news show. The popular exchange has been building out its Insurance Fund and now added this amount of BTC, reaching a total of just over 33,491 BTC as of December...
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Bitcoin Gained 8.9 Million Percent Over the Last Decade

2020 is fast approaching and the last decade will be behind us. Throughout the last ten years, the biggest unicorn firms were born like Uber and Airbnb. However, even though Bitcoin isn’t a company, the best investment of the decade belongs to the decentralized cryptocurrency Satoshi created. In fact, Bank of America’s recent securities report...
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Satoshi Nakamoto Pseudonym Explained By Craig Wright

Craig Wright, the convicted Faketoshi, has been at it again. Now ‘proving’ that he truly is the creator of bitcoin, by publicizing a timestamped document, in which the origins of the Satoshi Nakamoto pseudonym are shown. Or just holding up an unclear printout with something written on it, on a Skype interview with a compassionate...
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The Many Facts Pointing to Ian Grigg Being Satoshi

Financial cryptographer. Cypherpunk. Inventor of Ricardian contracts and early utilizer of triple-entry accounting systems, which would later be exemplified in Bitcoin. Ian Grigg may have claimed that Satoshi was a team effort and is now dead, only living on in bitcoiners everywhere, but some seem to think it’s him. In this installment of “the many...
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Craig Wright Unveils the Origin Behind ‘His’ Satoshi Nakamoto Pseudonym

Serial forger, fantasist, and the world’s most famous Faketoshi, Craig Wright, has been at it again. This time ‘proving’ that he genuinely is Satoshi Nakamoto, by sharing a timestamped document, revealing the pseudonym’s origins… Or at least holding up a blurry printout with some writing on it, during a Skype interview with a sympathetic journalist. Rather than,...
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Satoshi Impersonator Craig Wright Tries Escaping Paying The Fines

A new report is in the Bitcoin Cash news, showing that the Bitcoin Cash spending in Australia has outshined BTC retail spending in a major way during the month of September.The other month when BCH captured 90% and more of the total spend was October where the spending rose to new highs. Now, the website...
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Bitcoin History Part 21: Miners Pour One out for Satoshi

There are a few ways of looking at bitcoin mining. As an ostensibly selfish enterprise, wherein miners are seeking to extract precious coins for profit. And as a community of individuals who envisage a better way of generating, handling and using money, and are motivated to secure the Bitcoin network. The truth is probably somewhere...
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23 Days Until a Bonded Courier Supposedly Delivers Keys to $8 Billion in BTC

In 23 days, the infamous self-proclaimed Bitcoin inventor Craig Wright will allegedly receive 1,100,111 BTC from a trust purportedly held in Seychelles. In fact, many Wright supporters and BSV proponents wholeheartedly believe Wright will “gain complete ownership of the trust,” and to a few of these individuals, the funds could be used to bring the...
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A List of Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Inventors and Satoshi Clues Debunked in 2019

Since the inception of Bitcoin, a variety of unique individuals have come forward saying they invented blockchain technology. In 2019, a few more self-proclaimed Satoshis came out of the woodwork, alongside evidence pointing toward other individuals who could have used the moniker. So far, clues examined this year still haven’t revealed a smoking gun and...
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In Nod to Crypto Community, Twitter Won’t Purge Hal Finney’s Account

Crypto Twitter members breathed a collective sigh of relief today after some reassurance from the man himself. Square Crypto, whose Twitter account is seemingly manned by bitcoin bull Jack Dorsey, revealed that the Twitter account of the late Hal Finney isn’t going anywhere. It started with a tweet by bitcoin rewards app Lolli, which asked...
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Tether Announces Support for McCormack against Craig Wright Libel Suit

Tether has announced that it will fully support Peter McCormack in defending a libel suit brought by self-proclaimed Satoshi, Craig Wright. By pretty much any standard, Craig Wright easily became the most controversial person in crypto over the years. For a long time now, Wright has been at the center of a suit brought against...
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Bitcoin’s Biggest Controversies Converge as Lawsuit Pits Craig Wright Against Tether

Craig Wright claims to have invented bitcoin, and he’s suing a podcaster who alleges otherwise. Wright’s lawsuit now faces a challenge from the creator of the fourth-largest cryptocurrency. Bitcoin’s most thrilling scandal continues to grow more and more exciting. As if the Craig Wright saga couldn’t grow any more mesmerizing, the most controversial person in...
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Bloomberg Bitcoin ‘FUDster’ Promoted ‘Faketoshi Wannabes’ Last Year

A Bloomberg journalist who published a ‘bitcoin manipulation FUD’ article yesterday was called out for promoting Satoshi Nakamoto wannabes in June last year.  One of Bloomberg’s journalists, going by the name of Matt Leising, caught the attention of the bitcoin and crypto Twitter community yesterday for his latest article on a ‘new Tether FUD’. However,...
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What Craig Wright’s Non-Payment Saga Means for Bitcoin Markets

Craig Wright has declined to pay Dave Kleiman’s estate a $4.5 billion settlement. The plaintiff and defendant had agreed to enter into a non-binding agreement with the promise that Wright would pay. The U-turn has reset litigation proceedings. It looks like the Satoshi Nakamoto saga will continue into the next year. According to the latest...
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Craig Wright Sets Kleiman Case Back as He Declares He Can’t Pay Settlement

The Kleiman vs Wright case that has dragged for a while has now taken another step back as Wright has said he is unable to finance the settlement. One of the most popular court cases in the crypto industry is the one between the Kleiman estate and Bitcoin SV founder, Craig Wright. The case, however,...
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German Entrepreneur Claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, Co-founder of Bitcoin

The magic title of Satoshi Nakamoto—the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin, seems to draw claimants from everywhere with the latest being a German entrepreneur and former DJ popularly known as “Jorg Molt.” Molt claims he is the real Nakamoto, a co-creator of Bitcoin, and owns 250,000 BTC. He revealed this to attendees of a crypto industry...
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Billion Dollar Bitcoin Lawsuit Continues as Craig Wright Breaks Settlement

In early September, the high-profile court case Kleiman v. Wright looked as though it was coming to an end as the two parties reached a non-binding settlement. Then on October 30, without much notice, Wright explained that he couldn’t finance the settlement and the agreement was broken. Now the trial will start again and the...
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Craig Wright Fails To Pay Settlement In Kleiman’s Case

Craig Wright fails to pay the court settlement with the Kleiman Estate and now the rumors have it that he is running low on cash. Let’s try and find out more about it in the latest crypto news today. Wright failed to finance the court settlement and he still claims to be the creator of...
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One Down, Next Decade Up: Happy 11th Birthday to Bitcoin Whitepaper

11 years ago on October 31st, the mind or minds behind the Satoshi Nakamoto pseudonym released the Bitcoin whitepaper, marking the first time the public was introduced to the alternative currency system — a “purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash,” per its creator — that’s gone on to capture the attention of millions. What hasn’t...
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How Bitcoin’s Peer-to-Peer Cash System Was Revealed 11 Years Ago

On October 31, 2008, on the eve of Halloween, Satoshi Nakamoto published the Bitcoin whitepaper. Since then the revolutionary design of the network has changed the lives of many and has transformed how we look at money today. Also read: China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain The 11th Anniversary of the...
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Satoshi Nakamoto’s Dream Project Bitcoin Turns 11 Today

Bitcoin has completed 11 years since the release of its official whitepaper. Here’s a brief journey about the crypto and its growing popularity. Today, October 31, marks the 11th birthday of Bitcoin after its founder Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled the whitepaper back in 2008. Over the last 11 years, Bitcoin has established its supremacy in the...
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Bitcoin Whitepaper: Eleven Years On And Still Going Strong

Halloween is not just a festival for warding off spirits. Anyone with an interest in crypto assets and blockchain technology will also know that October 31 marks the day that the visionary Satoshi Nakamoto released the Bitcoin whitepaper. BTC has come a long way over the past 11 years.Down With The BanksOn October 31, 2008...
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Satoshi’s Final Messages Leave Tantalizing Clues to His Disappearance

Maybe the smartest thing Satoshi did after creating Bitcoin was to disappear. The question isn’t ‘why did Satoshi disappear?’ but rather ‘why then?’ Was Satoshi’s departure in early 2011 scheduled long in advance, or did unforeseen events compel Nakamoto to pack his bags and flee the community he had founded, never to return? Several credible...
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The 18 Millionth Bitcoin (BTC) Was Mined Today

Today is a big day – at least for the Bitcoin news now – which are showing that the 18 millionth Bitcoin (BTC) was mined 12 hours ago. The first information was revealed by Statoshi.Info which is a recent block that brought the 18 millionth BTC into existence and left only 3 million BTC remaining...
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Craig Wright: “Either I Am Satoshi Nakamoto Or He Plagiarized Me”

The Australian computer scientist and tech entrepreneur who stands behind the Bitcoin SV (BSV) cryptocurrency, Craig Wright, is now in the crypto news for asserting that Satoshi Nakamoto – the author and founder of Bitcoin (BTC) and its white paper – plagiarized him. Speaking at the CC London Investment in Blockchain and AI Forum 2019,...
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Crypto Supporters Boycott Wright’s Blockchain Conference Attendance

In the altcoin news today, we can see many gains and many greens from the top performing altcoins. As Bitcoin rises, Bitcoin SV soars too with a 7% increase which recently brought it to the long-awaited $200 mark.For those of you who don’t know, Bitcoin SV (BSV) was created in one of the most contentious...
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