On August 19th, Beijing time, a person who claimed to be “real” Nakamoto Satoshi began to unveil his identity as the founder of Bitcoin on the satoshinrh website. He called himself a Pakistani and lived in the UK, losing his initial mail because of a blackmail mailbox and losing 980,000 bitcoins due to a hard drive crash.
However, practitioners in the cryptocurrency industry do not seem to have shown much interest after the self-proclaimed article of the self-proclaimed "real" Nakamoto. Perhaps the whole industry has turned a blind eye to the topic of "Who is Nakamoto."
In fact, in the early years, "Who is Nakamoto" is a very hot topic. Many media, computer geeks, and blockchain enthusiasts have been looking for Nakamoto.
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In 2014, Newsweek issued a document saying that it had found Nakamoto Sakamoto, Dorian Nakamoto. On September 13 of the same year, Nakamoto Satoshi, who had been hiding for a long time, suddenly posted and denied the matter. Subsequently, Dorian Nakamoto said that he is not the founder of Bitcoin, Nakamoto.
Later, CW (Craig Steven Wright) stood up and said, "I am Sakamoto." Gavin Andresen, the leader of Bitcoin's "fathering father" and former Bitcoin core development team, also supported CSW, and later Gavin Andreson regretted it. But even today, CSW has always claimed that he is the real Nakamoto, and the industry has given him the title of "Ao Ben Cong".
▲ Left: Dorian Nakamoto Satoshi; Right: Own Ben Cong (CSW)
How is " Zhong Bencong completely anonymous?" In the article, the world's human flesh search is helpless . In the article, the vernacular blockchain introduces several versions of Nakamoto's version that are circulating among the people: 1. Aliens; 2. Future passers; 3. Passed away; 4. A team; 5. British.
Many people may have a question. If the real Nakamoto is still alive in the world, then how should he prove that he is really Sakamoto?
In fact, in the past few years, there have been many articles and forum posts on the topic of "How to self-certify that you are Zhongben Cong". For example, the US Wired magazine published an article in April 2016. The article entitled "How to prove that you are Bitcoin founder Nakamoto".
Among the many self-certified methods of Nakamoto, the most credible method is to sign with a private key. Zhao Changpeng (CZ), CEO of Coin's, once said:
The real Nakamoto can digitally sign any message to prove its identity, which is as simple as breathing, we also have a public key (to verify).
On January 3, 2009, Nakamoto created the Bitcoin Creation Zone (block height is 0) and “carved” "The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks" (At this time, it was the moment when the British Chancellor of the Exchequer was forced to consider the second time to ease the banking crisis.)
The 50BTC block reward of the creation block cannot be transferred or consumed due to its design, but the private key corresponding to the bitcoin address of the 50BTC can sign other messages.
In addition, on January 9, 2009, a total of 14 blocks (block heights 1 to 14) were dug up in the Bitcoin network. The block rewards of the 14 blocks were stored in 14 different bitcoin addresses. Among them, one of the bitcoin addresses (the block height of 9 rewards 50BTC storage address) was transferred out of 10BTC on January 12, 2009 to the cryptographer Hal Finney (Hal Finney, this transaction is also bitcoin The first transfer transaction in history), the remaining 13 addresses did not have any transfer records.
These 14 bitcoin addresses are also recognized by the industry as the address controlled by Nakamoto. If you want to self-certify Nakamoto, you can transfer the bitcoin in these addresses.
CSW has always claimed that it is Nakamoto, and it is proved in a way similar to “ zero knowledge proof ” (describe/provide some events/materials in the process of creating bitcoin, etc.), but most people in the industry Not buying it, because he has been reluctant (or disdainful) to prove with a private key.
How to self-certify Nakamoto? On Bitcointalk, a netizen gave a "God reply": If you want to ask someone else, then you are not Nakamoto.
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Author | JackyLHH
Source: vernacular blockchain
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