20 May '13, 5pm

Is Japanese mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki the mystery man behind Bitcoin?

Ted Nelson, who is perhaps best known for coining the term “hypertext ” back in the 1963, says he knows who invented the virtual currency Bitcoin. The honor belongs to Shinichi Mochizuki, 44, a professor at the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences at Kyoto University, according to Nelson’s video called “I Think I Know Who Satoshi Is .” Satoshi refers to Satoshi Nakamoto, the sole author of Bitcoin’s founding paper . It is believed that Satoshi Nakamoto is a pseudonym for a person and his or her true identity remains a mystery. Nelson said he came to his conclusion after reading an article on Mochizuki, according to a report in Quartz , but doesn’t provide any direct evidence. Mochizuki’s biographical blurb on Kyoto University’s website says his research focuses on the arithmetic of hyperbolic curves. He holds undergraduate and doctorate degrees in mathematics from ...

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