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Was the first full node IP address Satoshi's and how did shim hide it?

It is not surprising that people assume Satoshi used ToR when scouring the internets however if my understanding is correct in order for someone to run a full node they need to provide their IP ...
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How did Nakamoto untraceably pay for registering bitcoin.org?

Wikipedia says "Nakamoto created a website with the domain name bitcoin.org" and "transferred several related domains", while bitcoin.org says it was "originally registered and owned by Bitcoin's ...
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Do サトシ (Satoshi) or ナカモト (Nakamoto) mean anything in Japanese?

Do サトシ (Satoshi) and ナカモト (Nakamoto) have any special meaning in Japanese? For example, the last name "Smith" or "Miller" refers to a blacksmith or grain miller, respectively.
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If someone wanted to pretend to be Satoshi by posting a fake signature to defraud people how could they?

If a random fraudster wanted to post a bunch of mysterious ECDSA signatures that the public would believe came from Bitcoin's creator, in order to disrupt the Bitcoin market, extract money from people,...
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Satoshi Nakamoto's Transaction Chain Diagram Hash Value

In Satoshi Nakamoto's diagram: The line coming from transaction block 1 and going the the "Hash" label in transaction block 2 appears to represent the hash of the entire transaction block (Owner 1's ...
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What are all the small transactions in Satoshi's address?

I read that Satoshi never moved or spent his coins, so I expected to see his address stay unchanged since mined. But it looks like there are lots of small transactions: e.g. in the first address there ...
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Can old coins be banned by a soft fork?

Satoshi Nakamoto is supposed to own 1.000.000 bitcoins on a thousands of wallets, and most of them are untouched since early blocks. This stake can potentially flood the market, so miners could ...
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Can a Bitcoin ( or any other cryptocurrency ) be compromised with a large botnet/s?

I'm new to cryptocurrencies, so I recently read the paper from the Satoshi Nakamoto ( link is here ) to know a little bit more about the Bitcoin.And I saw this statement: What is needed is an ...
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Why did Satoshi not choose for Segwit?

I know that the very early version of the Bitcoin code had a lot of advanced features, and was already very mature. But Segwit (storing signatures separately from the transactions in the block) is a ...
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When was the paper of bitcoin announced?

When examining about this, it is said that many are November 1, 2008, but on the other hand, there are sites that are on October 31st. Which one is correct?
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Have the early mined coins been moved/transacted?

Has anyone done an analysis of the early coins mined by Satoshi and Hal Finney? Have those coins been moved/spent/transacted? I wonder whether Satoshi has been cashing in on his collection or does he ...
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Why was the maximum target set to 0xffff0000000…?

Is there any specific reason why the initial target was set to this: 00000000ffff0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 Why not the maximum value for a 256 bit number: ...
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Who added the 21 million limit to Bitcoin?

After reading the white paper of Satoshi Nakamoto. The white paper does not mention anything about a limit of money supply. I think I have read somewhere mentioned the name, but unfortunately I cannot ...
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What exactly were the novel contributions of Bitcoin?

When Satoshi Nakamoto published the original white paper describing the Bitcoin protocol, they referenced Hashcash and B-money. B-money is a proposal for an electronic cash protocol, similar to ...
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Did Satoshi ever acknowledge that his name was a pseudonym?

I am curious if Satoshi publicly acknowledged that he was concealing his real name, or if he actually claimed that was his real name. Like the title says, did Satoshi ever publicly acknowledge that ...
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how does the creator of Bitcoin get paid?

Is the exchange the only people making money of the purchasing of bitcoin or is the creator profiting as well?
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Can anyone delineate a phrase in the Satosh's white paper?: limiting the minimum practical transaction size

Can anyone explain what the phrase below, from the Satoshi Nakamoto white paper, means? Introduction The cost of mediation increases transaction costs, limiting the minimum practical ...
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Did Satoshi transfer several bitcoin domains before disappearing?

Wikipedia Satoshi's page says that: Nakamoto continued to collaborate with other developers on the bitcoin software until mid-2010. Around this time, he handed over control of the source code ...
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Are there any other anonymous developers like Satoshi Nakamoto and BCNext that abandoned their project?

I'm doing some research on anonymous developers in the crypto currency space. Satoshi Nakamoto was the first to create a crypto currency and then vanish from existence. Another one was BCNext that ...
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Why is Poisson instead of Negative Binomial used for computing attacker's potential progress?

In chapter 11 of the Satoshi's paper it is claimed that: The recipient waits until the transaction has been added to a block and z blocks have been linked after it. He doesn't know the exact ...
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did Satoshi anticipate large pools?

Is there any statement about the design of Bitcoin alluding to dealing with large pools controlling a good part of the network? while it is true that pools can compete and people can "vote" by ...
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Why does Satoshi's public key have the uid “BuZz Spacedout”

This is more of a historical question about bitcoin than a technical question. Hope that's okay... Does anyone happen to know why the public key numbered: pub 1024D/5EC948A1 2008-10-30 ...
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Did Satoshi Nakamoto Really Publish A Second Paper In December, 2015?

http://bitcoinnewschannel.com/2015/12/27/page-2-of-the-hash-tube-signature-scheme-credited-to-satoshi-nakamoto/ The guys working at this site claimed that Satoshi Nakamoto sent them a paper titled (...
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Is there any concrete evidence that Wright & Kleiman were involved or not involved in the creation of Bitcoin?

Is there any cryptographically verifiable evidence that one or both Wright & Kleiman were or were not involved with the Satoshi Nakamoto character? Looking for information related to Bitcoin keys,...
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Supposedly 'Satoshi' was found in Australia… is there any way to verify this? [duplicate]

So far I can't tell what's true about all this. It also seems like it'd be easy for someone to claim to be the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin. I've only seen information about this from main stream ...
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Wouldn't it be better to have used Java for Bitcoin Core? Is there a good cryptocurrency that went with Java from scratch? [closed]

Java is sooooooo much easier than C++. Wondering why in 2008 people decided to go with C++ instead. Was it because Satoshi only knew C++? And to compliment this question, is there a noticeable ...
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Satoshi's IP address(es)?

Does anyone know Satoshi Nakamoto's IP address(es)? The forums he posted on should be able to figure that out. He posted on p2pfoundation.org, bitcointalk.org, and the cryptography mail archive.
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Was this message written by Satoshi?

the program i am writing to parse the bitcoin blockchain got stuck on block 251718. i hadn't yet implemented support for some of the opcodes in the txout script for tx 24 and i'm now in the process of ...
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How to identify large block of coins referenced in this article, reportedly mined by Nakamoto?

This article refers to a large block of Bitcoins mined in 2009, potentially by Nakamoto. What's the best way of identifying which block of Bitcoins are referenced in the article?
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How did Satoshi manage to mine so many bitcoins being the first user of the system?

I'm just learning about Bitcoin and if I understand its conception properly, mining bitcoins means validation of transactions by computing a hash which should satisfy some preset condition. In other ...
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Satoshi's final statement

I read some articles about Satoshi's history and stumbled upon this one: No one knows what Satoshi is up to, but one of the last emails he sent to a software developer, dated April 23 2011, said “I’...
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How many coins does Satoshi have? [duplicate]

There are rumors that the creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, currently possess as much as 1.5m bitcoins. What are the steps involved to determine / guess how many coins Satoshi has?
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Why does the hash come before the signature?

The first figure in the original paper of Satoshi is a diagram of transactions. This diagram seems to indicate that the transaction data is hashed before the sender's signature is appended. Why not ...
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How much trust is placed on Satoshi Nakamoto?

Is the safety of bitcoin dependent on the creator of it being a trustworthy person? Or would it be safe to use even if it turned out the creator's day job was working at the NSA?
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Which wallets belong to Satoshi Nakamoto?

I am curious to know which wallets belong to Satoshi Nakamoto? I heard that the BTC in them were never moved.
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Who has named 10e-8 BTC “Satoshi”?

When and where did the term come up for the first time? Did Satoshi Nakamoto comment on the naming?
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Holding of 9% of all bitcoins?

In this discussion: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/a/9057/10490 One of the users mentions a wallet with 9% of all bitcoins. My question is: Is this true? What could be the source of this ...
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Won't DNS records reveal who Satoshi is?

Fine, we don't know who he is. I get that. But he did register bitcoin.org, and as a result had to use a credit card. So the original domain registrar must know who he is, no?
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Is bitcoin mining itself compromising the security of SHA256

Following good scientific practice I propose a Theory/Hypothesis and now ask you to test it. Initially this is a "thought" experiment but may progress to real testing depending on your thoughts. Back ...
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Who created the Bitcoin blockchain?

Satoshi Nakamoto wrote the theory about Bitcoin in his paper, but did he (or they) also launch the Bitcoin blockchain? Like: Peter Higgs founded the Higgs particle in theory, but he didn't find the ...
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how exactly was the original coefficient for difficulty determined?

I'm assuming difficulty has a "target" of 10 minutes because the coefficient satoshi chose becomes multiplied by a variable to help the network remain in proportion. IE, if the network hashrate is 2x ...
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Why does Wikipedia's Bitcoin entry imply Satoshi's whitepaper is from May 2009?

The first citation in Wikipedia's Bitcoin article is of Satoshi's original whitepaper. It is worded: Nakamoto, Satoshi (24 May 2009). "Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System". Retrieved 20 ...
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Does the creator of BitCoin hold a 'master' private key?

If the creator of BitCoin, whoever he/she is, was the one that started the block-chain and with every cryptographic operation deriving from that initial key, would the network be under the complete ...
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What is the email of Satoshi Nakamoto?

I know the Satoshi Nakamoto profile: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=3 and his public key: http://forum.bitcoin.org/Satoshi_Nakamoto.asc And I know maybe Satoshi is not a real ...
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How would we know the real Satoshi?

Should Satoshi decide to reveal his or her true identity, how can one know the person is the real creator of Bitcoin, rather than a person who hacked the forum login, email address or the like? In ...
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Where is the post where the original Bitcoin Whitepaper was first released? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When and how did Bitcoin start? I understand Satoshi release the original whitepaper to some cryptography mailing list, in 2009 I believe. Can anyone point me to that thread? ...
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When and how did Bitcoin start?

Exactly when was the first block mined and the first bitcoins generated? How many people knew about the project at this point? Had the project been publicly announced before the first block was mined ...
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What was the last life sign of Satoshi Nakamoto?

I heard that the name may be a pseudonym and that very little is known about the initiator of bitcoin. Also it seems that he has stopped working on the main client. When was his last verifiable life ...
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Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? I have heard about him and read his paper. Why is he no-longer publicly involved in Bitcoin?