All bitcoins belonging to Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin, were extracted using a single computer. This is the conclusion reached by a researcher on mining schemes, Sergio Dermaine Lerner.
Satoshi Nakamoto is a person, not a group of people
In his study, Lerner shows that Satoshi Nakamoto used a computer to mine 1.1 million bitcoins instead of 50 network computers, Lerner’s opponents claim.
All conclusions are based on the study of the “Patoshi pattern” and the relationship between that pattern and Satoshi Nakamoto himself through some known public transactions between first successes of Bitcoin and Nakamoto.
However, as Lerner himself states
“Since the relationship is based on unsubscribed emails rather than math, we will never be sure of that.”
So, according to Lerner’s study, Satoshi Nakamoto refrained from mining in the first five minutes of the block.
Other researchers have also expanded Lerner’s research. TechMiX has shown that all blocks extracted by Satoshi can be grouped into five baskets based on the frequency distribution of Nonce’s LSB values.
The number of disposables increases with each new attempt to solve the puzzle. Obviously, Satoshi’s team didn’t use all the available space, instead focusing only on a limited range. Lerner’s latest study shows that Satoshi has reduced it:
“I modeled several standard nonce scanning algorithms and found that they all cause some imbalance in the nonce histograms, but the real nonsense about Patoshi is not a clear imbalance. The reason for this mismatch may be that Patoshi’s mining machine did not reset the available number between blocks, distributing the decisions more evenly over his mining range, but I couldn’t find any proof of this property … It contradicts the theory that Patoshi deployed the first mining farm of 50 standalone computers (or any other highly isolated system) and supports the theory that Patoshi was simply threading a high-performance processor ”,
This proves that Satoshi Nakamoto only used a computer to mine bitcoins instead of building a mining farm of 50 or more computers. Too may indicate that Nakamoto is the only person, not the development team, as previously thought.
Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?
This study does not answer the question that every person in the crypto community asks: “Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?” Nakamoto’s personality is attributed to many famous enthusiasts of cryptocurrencies who participated in the development of the most popular successful cryptocurrency in the world.
So the nickname Satoshi Nakamoto was attributed to Nick Sabo, Craig Ryatt, Bram Cohen.
Earlier, American sociologist, philosopher and information technology pioneer Ted Nelson said in an interview that he still knows who might be hiding under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Nelson first expressed his hypothesis in 2013
but he hasn’t changed his mind so far. At the time, he said that the creator of Bitcoin was none other than Japanese mathematician Shinichi Motizuki.
And the editors of the Barely Sociable YouTube channel posted a sensational 40 minute video arguing that the true creator of Bitcoin could be British cryptographer Adam Back.
However, it is still not known for sure who the true creator of Bitcoin is, although if his identity were discovered the consequences could be dire for the crypto community.