19 May '13, 9pm

Here's The Problem With The New Theory That A Japanese Math Professor Is The Inventor Of Bitcoin

Here's The Problem With The New Theory That A Japanese Math Professor Is The Inventor Of Bitcoin

Earlier today we wrote about the intriguing new claim, from computer industry pioneer Ted Nelson , that the inventor of Bitcoin was probably Japanese math professor Shinichi Mochizuki. Mochizuki had made a name for him last fall when he cracked the infamous ABC Conjecture , which dealt with the nature of prime namers. Nelson's argument, which he laid out in a video, is that Mochizuki showed a level of intelligence and breadth of knowledge that was similar to the pseudonymous Bitcoin creator, who went by the name Satoshi Nakamoto. Nelson pointed out that like Nakamoto (who introduced Bitcoin to the world and then disappeared without a trace) Mochizuki did much the same thing after his famous proof last year. But some are skeptical. In a comment posted on YCombinator which he has let us publish , Clark Minor explains the problem with the theory that Nakamoto is Mochizuki: Th...

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