Posts Tagged Satoshi Nakamoto

Re-mining Patoshi Blocks for Dummies

In my previous article I discussed re-mining with a lot of technical details. A few days ago, a non-technical friend (yes, I have a few of those) asked me what was re-mining all about. I tried hard to find an analogy in the real world that compares to re-mining Bitcoin blocks. My first attempt to […]

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A New Mystery in Patoshi Timestamps

Patoshi is the name I gave to the prominent miner that in 2009-2010 mined about 1.1M bitcoins, and that some people associate with Satoshi Nakamoto. Last time I wrote about Patoshi was in April, 2019. At that time, I posted in order to clarify what we know, technically, about how Patoshi mined. Impossible was for […]

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July 2009 Mystery Solved

A year ago I analyzed a mining pattern that suggested a correlation between Satoshi computer and another computer mining at the same time. This relation had been highlighted to me by a another user in the forums (I don’t remember who) . From this correlation I conjectured that the same computer was mining both patterns […]

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How you will not uncover Satoshi

Computer forensics is the science of finding evidence in computers and digital documents, and when a hacker perform forensics, better be prepared for the unknown. Satoshi did many things in order to try to stay anonymous: he used Tor, he used anonymous e-mail servers, he did not disclose personal information in posts and probably he […]

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Refutation to Ron/Shamir paper on DPR/Satoshi link

As almost any other Bitcoiner I read the recently published paper authored by Ron Dorit Ron and Adi Shamir that suggests a link between Satoshi and the Dread Pirate Robets (DPR), the Silk Road black market operator. The paper states: “The Bitcoin community believes [9] that the vast majority of the early mining operations were […]

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A mistery trip to the origin of Bitcoin, Ekoparty 2013 talk (Spanish)

For all who where unable to attend to the formidable Ekoparty Security conference, the video of my talk has been published. Both slides and video are in Spanish. Video (45 minutes)   Slides (31 slides)   Hope you enjoy it! (slides have a couple of images grabbed from the web. I apologize to the (unknown) […]

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Satoshi’s Machine: One Mystery is solved and another one opens

When I was thinking about all the ideas that people posted in order to solve the mystery of the Satoshi LSB nonce, I tried to match the new explanations, such as the one given by Eyal0, with previous evidence. One of the mysteries about Satoshi mining hardware I originally posted is that it appears that […]

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A new mystery about Satoshi hidden in the Bitcoin block-chain

Some time ago, I received an e-mail from my friend Timo Hanke. If you don’t know Timo, then you should, because he is, apart from a respected mathematician and Bitcoin enthusiast, an excellent person. The e-mail suggested that I looked into the nonce field to see if I could find out the endianess of Satoshi’s […]

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Satoshi ‘s Fortune: a more accurate figure

Since yesterday, my post was read 30k times in just one day. So a lot of people started asking me how precise was my analysis, since I had estimated the figure just by looking at the graph. People want a more rigorous analysis. Today I carefully masked all blocks that were not part of Satoshi […]



More on block mining history: 1st half of 2010

This post is a follow up of my previous post. I’m showing another interesting graph. It shows how Satoshi mining pattern disappears in approximately MAY 2010. Click on the image to see it clearer.