Satoshi

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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Early Cypherpunk Emails Reveal a Blueprint for Bitcoin

The cypherpunks, a ragtag group of tech tinkerers, cryptographers, and privacy advocates, were obscure in their 1990s heyday. And it would have remained that way in perpetuity were it not for a certain Satoshi Nakamoto launching a digital currency in 2009 encapsulating their core beliefs. We don’t know if Satoshi was a cypherpunk. But what...
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Debate Ensues After 68% of BCH Hashrate Mined by Stealth Miners

2019 was known for the growing trend of stealth miners mining on the BTC and BCH network. On Dec. 30, data shows that 68% of the Bitcoin Cash network’s hashrate is being mined by mystery miners. As the year comes to an end, the large number of unknown BCH hashrate has attracted scrutiny. Also Read:...
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Ripple’s XRP Near Crucial Support Level Against BTC

The dollar price of Ripple’s token XRP has remained relatively flat, with a long-time gradual slide for all of 2019. But the story about price action may be hidden in another pair, XRP/BTC. XRP Closes In on Crucial Level Against BTC XRP may be nearing another crossroad level, though not expressed in terms of dollar...
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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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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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Satoshi ‘Nakamolto’ Emerges With Great Hair and Questionable Claims

A viral video taken at a Las Vegas event has put self-claimed “Bitcoin co-founder” Jörg Molt in the spotlight this past week. A Twitter user in the space known for hair trigger accusations calls Molt a scammer in the video, and Molt proceeds to knock off the guy’s baseball cap. Amusing as the sophomoric dumpster...
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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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Rare Joint Statement From U.S. Regulators Proves Crypto Centralization Is Here

The U.S. SEC, Fincen and CFTC issued a rare joint statement Friday addressing regulation of “activities involving digital assets.” Citing crypto’s perceived role in money laundering and terrorism, the regulatory power trio prescribed stricter adherence to anti-money laundering (AML) policies and know your customer (KYC) protocols. The statement is a highly visible product of the...
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Bitcoin Unit “Satoshi” Now in the Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the most prestigious English dictionary in the world, just embraced the terms of “satoshi” and “cryptocurrency,” showing how much Bitcoin and its spawn have successfully entered toward mainstream society. Published by Oxford University Press, the OED is a sprawling British-centric historical dictionary that tracks how English has evolved over time....
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Bitcoin’s Smallest Unit ‘Satoshi’ Added to Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford University Press published its recent quarterly report which revealed the term ‘satoshi’ was added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) database. The word represents the “smallest monetary unit in the Bitcoin digital payment system,” according to the definition. Also Read: The Fed Plans to Inject $60 Billion per Month Into the Economy Satoshi, the...
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Is Lightning Network Suitable For Bitcoin Deposits, Withdrawals?

A Twitter poll by bitcoin evangelist Pierre Rochard discussed whether the Lightning Network is a suitable tool for BTC transactions on crypto exchanges.  Poll Signals to Lightning Network Curiosity Should Bitcoin exchanges enable Lightning deposits and withdrawals? — Pierre Rochard (@pierre_rochard) October 14, 2019 Proponents of LN believe it would be a good fit for...
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Bitcoin’s Smallest Unit ‘Satoshi’ Gets Added To Oxford Dictionary

It’s official – Satoshi, the smallest divisible unit of bitcoin, is now an English word. While it has been used for years among the crypto community, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) added the term earlier this month. Now It’s Satoshi’s Turn to Refresh English Language The crypto community requires new words to explain different aspects...
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Bitcoin Could Find New Buyers If Exchanges Switch To Satoshis

Exchanges offering fiat on-ramps into BTC and other crypto-assets should better woo new buyers with satoshi listings, believes Twitter personality @DrBitcoinMD. If major exchanges/fiat onramps were to switch from $/₿ to $/sats, people would be far less hesitant when considering dipping their toes into Bitcoin. Unit bias is incredibly powerful and we all underestimate how...
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Self-Proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto to Challenge Court Ruling in $10 Billion Bitcoin Law Suit

Contrary to his previous statement that he would obey the court ruling, the new filing suggests the controversial Bitcoin investor is gearing up to challenge the court’s decision. Craig Wright who once claimed to be long-sought Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto is taking the necessary steps to challenge a ruling ordering him to hand over 50%...
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Could Craig Wright’s Lost 500,000 Bitcoin Flood The Market?

The crypto community has been largely reveling in the fact that a court ruled against Craig Wright yesterday. The case involved a hefty sum of Bitcoin, and concerns are growing about the possibility of it flooding the market if sold in a hurry.Wright Loses 50% BTC StashIn a Florida court hearing yesterday a magistrate judge...
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Early Bitcoin Contributor Projected $10 Million BTC Price 10 Years Ago

Just a week after the bitcoin genesis block in January 2009, computer scientist Hal Finney published a price prediction model of $10,000,000 per coin based on it becoming the world’s dominant payments system. Ten Million Dollars Per Bitcoin The assumption was based on the premise that bitcoin would eventually become the world’s dominant currency. He...
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Bitcoiners Brace for More Performance Art and Another ‘Satoshi Reveal’

On Friday, a variety of paid press releases were published stemming from a company called Satoshi Nakamoto Renaissance Holdings, a firm that claims a big “reveal” is coming on Sunday, August 18. According to the announcement, Satoshi Nakamoto will divulge his “real-life identity” alongside his “country of origin, education, professional background, and why he has...
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