02 Apr '13, 6pm

Still Nobody Knows Who Created Bitcoin — But There Are A Few Big Theories by @rjwile

Still Nobody Knows Who Created Bitcoin — But There Are A Few Big Theories by @rjwile

Given that the crypto-currency's value has skyrocketed in recent weeks thanks to the crisis in Europe and a spate of good publicity, you'd think we'd know the answer. But the identity of its creator — or creators — remains one of the Internet's great mysteries. Recap: Introduced in 2009, Bitcoin is really just a series of decrypted code that's been cracked by super-industrial computers (the "brute force" required to process the code can take weeks to achieve). Today, Maria Bustillos writes on the New Yorkers' new tech page, "Elements," that it's widely agreed Bitcoin emanated from an individual calling himself Satoshi Nakamoto. Until his disappearance from the Web, around the spring of 2012, Nakamoto was a visible participant on cryptography forums, where he discussed Bitcoin freely, and published a nine-page paper outlining the details of the project. These posts reveal t...

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