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New York Times: UW CSE alum Nick Szabo = Satoshi Nakamoto?

opengraphA lengthy and fascinating article in today’s New York Times fingers 1989 UW CSE alum Nick Szabo as Satoshi Nakamoto, the elusive creator of Bitcoin:

“Mr. Szabo denied that he was Satoshi … But he acknowledged that his history left little question that he was among a small group of people who, over decades, working sometimes cooperatively and sometimes in competition, laid the foundation for Bitcoin and created many parts that later went into the virtual currency. Mr. Szabo’s most notable contribution was a Bitcoin predecessor known as bit gold that achieved many of the same goals using similar tools of advanced math and cryptography.”

Intriguing. Read more here.

May 15, 2015