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Press: coder Gavin Andresen is Satoshi Nakamoto


The stylometry analysis made by the journalists from a cryptocurrency-related website tells that GitHub posts of developer Gavin Andresen stand next to Satoshi Nakamoto’s original white paper, even beating Satoshi’s posts on online forums in similarity. Another similar stylistic fingerprint comparison has already made it possible to find the works of JK Rowling she wrote under the alias of Robert Galbraith, authors of the report note.

Gavin Andresen is currently one the developers of Bitcoin Cash, if the conclusions made by the press are correct, this discovery may dramatically increase the reputation of this altcoin. Interestingly, Satoshi Nakamoto himself has announced Gavin Andersen as the lead developer of Bitcoin reference implementation tools shortly before he went silent.

Presumably, a similar analytical method has been used by the United States government - according to some reports, the NSA researchers have found out who created Bitcoin after using the modern digital means of text units classification and comparison as well as data interception tools. Even if they really did so, they are not willing to share their findings.

The problem of identification of the person who created Bitcoin dubbed Satoshi Nakamoto has never been fully solved: for example, investor Craig Wright, once assumed to be this mysterious innovator, has made a little mistake confirming he is not this coder:

Elon Musk has also been suspected by the press, but the businessman responded that he had a few bitcoins several years ago which he never used.

Satoshi Nakamoto has been characterized as bossy and paranoid by the person who engaged with him online. Laszlo Hanyecz, known for his purchase of pizza for 10,000 bitcoins in the early days of the cryptocurrency, says that his regular job didn’t matter for Satoshi at all.


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