Questions tagged [satoshi-nakamoto]

Use this tag for questions about the creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, and their work on Bitcoin.

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What is a 'Satoshi'?

I am aware that Satoshi Nakamoto is the author of the paper that originated Bitcoin and the creator of the original bitcoin client. However, I often hear the term Satoshi as if it was a monetary unit. ...
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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 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?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...