June 25, 2024

One of the creators of the blockchain said who can stand behind the name of Satoshi Nakamoto

The creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, was most likely one person and not a group of people, while extensiveknowledge in many disciplines he did not need. Such an opinion in an interview with Cointelegraph was expressed by one of the inventors of the blockchain Scott Stornett.

In 1991, Stornetta co-authored with StuartHeyber published a document on timestamps in digital documents in the Journal of Cryptology. Subsequently, this work was mentioned in the white paper of bitcoin.

Stornetta himself rejects the suggestion that he could take part in the creation of bitcoin. He also excludes the possibility that an odious Australian businessman Craig Wright was involved in this.

Speaking of who might be hiding behind a pseudonymSatoshi Nakamoto, Stornetta believes that most likely it was one person. At the same time, he insists that the creation of bitcoin did not require extensive knowledge in many disciplines - for this it was enough to follow the ideas of the movement of cipher banks.

“The arguments about teamwork come down tothat it was necessary to understand not only cryptography, but also to have knowledge in programming, economics, mathematics, monetary policy, etc. But frankly, I see him as a software developer who monitored the distribution of cipher banks. I think this alone was enough to have the necessary level of understanding of cryptography and economics, ”Stornetta said.

Stornetta was also subscribed to the cipherpunk newsletter, however, she unsubscribed even before the creation of bitcoin.

According to him, despite the Japanese name, Satoshiwas a representative of Western culture living in the eastern United States. Stornett builds his assumption on the time of sending emails to the creator of Bitcoin.

He does not exclude that he could meet Satoshi onone of the many cryptography conferences held at the University of California, Santa Barbara. At these events, the ideas of cryptography, software development and economic incentives, subsequently displayed in bitcoin, were widely discussed.

However, Satoshi Nakamoto, most likely, was not an experienced specialist in the field of cryptography.

“All his ideas then hovered among cryptographers. For example, ideas about cost-effectiveness were a typical topic of discussion in this community. I think several hundred people could be suitable for this role. There is some evidence that this person was not a specialist in cryptology. I think that the implementation he created also testifies to this ”- said Stornetta.

According to him, the genius of Satoshi is not in deep knowledge in any particular field, but in the ability to collect ideas from various fields into one bright mosaic.

“I belong to the camp of those who believe thatBitcoin was the work of a genius. But this is more an art, an engineering art that opens the door to a whole series of possibilities, but it’s not the final or best solution that can be created, ”— Stornetta concluded.

Recall that earlier ForkLog wrote about a 1999 publication found, the author of which could be Satoshi Nakamoto.