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Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

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Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? It is a billion dollar question that has been going around since Bitcoin became famous. The New York Times may have found the answer. There have been speculations going around and news publications have been pointing their fingers at various people ever since the research paper was published under the name of Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008.

According to a recent article on The New York Times written by Nathaniel Popper, Satoshi Nakamoto is none other than Nick Szabo. Nick Szabo is one of the well-known figures in the bitcoin community. He is known for his contributions towards digital currency and digital contracts which are also known as smart contracts. This article by Nathaniel draws few parallels between Nick Szabo and the elusive Satoshi Nakamoto, thereby building a strong theory.

Even before Bitcoin came into the picture, Nick was involved in developing a digital currency called “bit gold”. Digging deeper into bit gold reveals that it shared many remarkably similar services as Bitcoin. What makes it more interesting is a blog post by Nick where he talks about resurrecting his bit gold project, which was soon followed by the introduction of Bitcoin. Once Bitcoin was introduced, he changed the date on his blog to make it appear as if it was published after the launch of Bitcoin.

Other clues that point towards Nick as Satoshi Nakamoto includes his role in Vaurum (now Mirror), a bitcoin based start-up which was meant to become a bitcoin exchange. Under Nick\'s guidance the company started using Bitcoin technology to create smart contracts, which requires great in-depth understanding of the technology. As a creator of Bitcoin, Nick will definitely have understanding and access to the tech.

The writing about Bitcoin by Satoshi Nakamoto was found to be remarkably similar to that of Nick Szabo\'s writing about bit gold. According to researchers from the Aston University, it is possible that the similarities exist because Nick was involved in the creation of bitcoin at one point or another.

Last year, Newsweek has published an article wrongly identifying an elderly Dorian Prentice as Satoshi Nakamoto. This wrong revelation greatly affected his life and he decided to sue Newsweek for all the trauma and damage caused by their erroneous reporting.

READ MORE: Man Pegged By Newsweek as Satoshi Nakamoto Plans Legal Action

Some believe that Nakamoto is not one but a group of people who were responsible for the creation of Bitcoin, others want him to continue being anonymous and there are few who continue searching for his real identity.

bitcoin programming book

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is there any reference or authoritative resource, or book on bitcoin programming? Bitcoin is dubbed "programmable money" but there is no obvious resource for how to do it aside from trudging through subsections of hack-prone forum. Altcoins many times are simply find and replacing the word (...)

San Bernardino Sheriff Has Used Stingray Over 300 Times With No Warrant

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An anonymous reader writes: After a records request by Ars, the sheriff in San Bernardino County (SBSD) sent an example of a template for a "pen register and trap and trace order" application. The county attorneys claim what they sent was a warrant application template, even though it is not. The application cites no legal authority on which to base the request. "This is astonishing because it suggests the absence of legal authorization (because if there were clear legal authorization you can bet the government would be citing it)," Fred Cate, a law professor at Indiana University, told Ars. "Alternatively, it might suggest that the government just doesn't care about legal authorization. Either interpretation is profoundly troubling," he added. Further documents reveal that the agency has used a Stingray 303 times between January 1, 2014 and May 7, 2015.

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Bitcoin Alternative DNotes Launches World\'s First Digital Currency Employee Incentive Benefits Plan

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Bitcoin Press Release: DNotes is pleased to announce the launch of the world\'s first Digital Currency Employee Incentive Benefits Plan – the latest in a family of unprecedented digital currency financial instruments from the DNotes team. Chicago, Illinois. [May 25, 2015] – DNotes announces the release of their Employee Incentive Benefits Plan, the latest addition to their family of CRISPs (Cryptocurrency Investment Savings Plans) that already provides an investment vehicle for Children, Students, and Retirement funds. The Employee Incentive Benefits Plan combines knowledge of the employer/employee relationship with macro-economic foresight to maximize its users\' long-term potential benefit. Employee benefits play an important role in the lives of employees as well as their families. Benefits offered by an employer can be a deciding factor for a potential employee\'s job decision. The cost of doing business is ever increasing, and with it, employee savings requirements. The traditional idea that pension plans will take care of an employee\'s financial needs upon retirement is quickly becoming obsolete. The relationship between employers and employees needs urgent re-examination, and a new mindset of partnership for mutual benefit and survival is necessary. “Employees are struggling to secure their financial future. This means high stress, increased anxiety, lower productivity, and diminishing loyalty that breeds high staff turnover. High interest credit cards are being used to supplement cash flow. Furthermore, these fraud-prone cards have high transaction costs and shockingly high chargebacks that are paid for by the merchant, anywhere up to 8%, thus impeding business, jobs, and wage growth. I see Digital Currency adoption as a solution to high transaction costs for merchants, and inflated prices for essential consumer goods,” said DNotes Co-founder Alan Yong. Self-Employment Trending Down Yong, a pioneer from the early days of mobile computing, pointed out that while small businesses continue to be the main incubator of job creation in the US economy, the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics data showed that entrepreneurship is in steady decline, with both incorporated and unincorporated self-employment dropping nearly ten percent since 2004. Small business numbers have not recovered in line with economic growth since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. Yong attributes this in part to small business owners having difficulty meeting costly payroll, healthcare obligations, mounting regulations, and funding their own retirement accounts. Why is CRISP for Employee Incentive Benefits Plan the Solution? And What are DNotes? CRISP for Employee Incentive Benefits will facilitate the distribution of digital currency called DNotes – a cryptographically secure digital currency which is the most reliably appreciating and stable currency in its class. DNotes has increased against the US dollar more than 30 fold since its inception in February 2014 and centers its business strategy on creating a stable trustworthy digital currency from the ground up for everyone, whether they are rich or poor. DNotes promotes trust and integrity for the long-term mutual benefit of all as it continues to work towards further capital appreciation. As DNotes positions itself to be the predominant digital currency used for global payments, with instantly cleared payments at near zero transaction costs, multiple strategic plans are systematically executed to ensure that DNotes becomes the foremost digital currency to supplement fiat currency worldwide. How Will the Program Work? Director of CRISP for Employee Incentive Benefits, Marc Fortenberry, said that employers will register for the program by completing a simple online form at https://dnotesvault.com/crisp-for-employees.php. Each employer will have a main dashboard which will include a company specific link for their employees to sign up. The employer dashboard will also have a table that shows employee details to facilitate instant balance transfers into their accounts. The employer will then be able to send DNotes to reward their staff as they see fit. Every approved employer registration will receive 1,000 DNotes to get them started. Employees need to have a DNotesVault account, and sign up with the link given to their employer, which requires only the employee\'s e-mail used to register at DNotesVault. When submitted, a new address is created in the employee\'s DNotesVault account that is identified with their company name. About Alan Yong: DNotes Co-Founder Alan Yong is a well regarded visionary since the early days of personal computers. He founded Dauphin Technology in 1989 and is best known for creating the Dauphin DTR, the most powerful window-based miniature computer that competed head on with Apple\'s Newton computer that became the Apple Iphone as we know it today. In 2007, Yong co-founded Smokeys Daylily Gardens, one of the largest daylily growers in the world. Smokeys Daylily Gardens is the first merchant to accept DNotes as payment for daylily purchases. Alan recently shared his thoughts on the disruptive potential of Bitcoin, blockchain technology and DNotes in an interview. Yong agrees with other industry\'s visionaries that digital currency and the Blockchain technology will be the greatest technology revolution since the Internet. However, he passionately believes that to gain mass acceptance, the currency must be built from ground up for everyone with trust and integrity. There must be strong leadership and sufficient self-interest from its community to promote and protect the currency\'s stability for the long-term mutual benefits of all participants. For more information about us, please visit: https://dnotesvault.com/crisp-for-employees.php To trade Bitcoin with DNotes please go to: http://poloniex.com/exchange#btc_note Follow DNotes on twitter: http://twitter.com/dnotescoin Media contact: Name: Alan Yong Email: Contact@DNotescoin.com Virtual currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and accounts and value balances are not subject to FDIC and other consumer protections. This press release is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as investment advice. About Bitcoin PR Buzz: Bitcoin PR Buzz has been proudly serving the PR and marketing needs of Bitcoin and digital currency tech start-ups for over 2 years. Get your own professional Bitcoin and digital currency Press Release. Click here for more information. 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