The Creator of bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto was probably one person and not a group of people with extensive knowledge in many disciplines it was not required. This opinion in an interview with Cointelegraph was expressed by one of the inventors of the blockchain Scott Stornetta.
In 1991, Stornetta in collaboration with Stuart Haber published in the Journal of Cryptology paper on the time stamps to digital documents. Subsequently, this work was mentioned in the white paper of bitcoin.
Stornetta rejects the assumption that could participate in the creation of bitcoin. He excludes the possibility that was involved in this odious Australian businessman Craig Wright.
Speaking of who can hide behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, Stornetta believes that most likely it was one person. However, he insists that the creation of bitcoin was not required extensive knowledge in many subjects – it was enough to follow the ideas of the movement Shirobokov.
“Arguments about teamwork boil down to the fact that it is necessary to understand not only cryptography, but also to have knowledge in programming, Economics, mathematics, monetary policy, etc. But frankly, I see it as a software developer, which followed the mailing Shirobokov. I think this one was enough to have the necessary level of understanding of cryptography and the economy”, – said Stornetta.
Stornetta was also subscribed Shirobokov, but unsubscribed from it before the creation of bitcoin.
According to him, despite the Japanese name, Satoshi was the representative of Western culture who lived in the Eastern part of the United States. His assumption of Stornetta builds on time send e-mails the Creator of bitcoin.
He does not exclude that can meet Satoshi at one of the numerous conferences on cryptography held at the University of California at Santa Barbara. These events were widely discussed ideas of cryptography, the development and economic stimulus subsequently displayed in bitcoin.
However, an experienced professional in the field of cryptography Satoshi Nakamoto, according to Stornetta, probably was not.
“All his ideas then hovered among cryptographers. For example, ideas about the economic effect was a typical subject for discussion in this community. I think this role could be a few hundred people. There is some evidence that a specialist in cryptology, this man was not. I think this is evidenced and its implementation”, – said Stornetta.
According to him the genius of Satoshi is not a deep knowledge in some particular field, and the ability to gather ideas from various fields into a single striking mosaic.
“I belong to the camp of those who believe that the bitcoin was a work of genius. But it’s more art engineering art that opens the door to a whole range of possibilities, but this is not the final or best solution that can be created”, — concluded Stornetta.
We will remind, earlier ForkLog wrote about found publications 1999, the author of which could be Satoshi Nakamoto.