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Elon Musk seems to agree with many that hyper-secret cryptocurrency expert Nick Szabo could be Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious creator of the digital currency Bitcoin.
“You can watch ideas evolve before Bitcoin was launched and see who wrote about those ideas,” Musk told artificial intelligence researcher Lex Fridman on a podcast posted Tuesday when asked what he thought about the real ones Identity of Nakamoto thinks.
The Tesla billionaire said that while he “obviously” doesn’t know exactly who created Bitcoin, Szabo’s theories seem central to the creation of cryptocurrency. “It seems that Nick Szabo is probably responsible for developing these ideas more than anyone,” he said. “He says he’s not Nakamoto, but I’m not sure it’s neither here nor there.
But he seems to be responsible for the ideas behind Bitcoin more than anyone. Bitcoin was first proposed by Satoshi Nakamoto in October 2008. , a pseudonym for what people thought it could be.
In 2014, a team of linguists examined Nakamoto’s bitcoin whitepaper along with the writings of Szabo and 10 other potential creators. They found the results undeniable. “It’s mind-boggling,” said the researchers, adding that none of the other possible writers were anywhere near as good.
A 2015 New York Times report also identifies the invention of bitcoin in Szabo, who has spoken publicly about the history of bitcoin and blockchain technology but repeatedly claims that he is the anonymous inventor of the digital asset. Another reason it is associated with Bitcoin is because of its origins. of the cryptocurrency “Bit Gold” in 1998.