The legend of Satoshi Nakamoto lives on. A bitcoin enthusiast that goes by Jim Blasko claims to have found “the lost Bitcoin v0.1 raw data and files.” Skepticism would be the normal reaction to outlandish claims like these, but here’s the kicker: the code is still in Soundforge. That is, Satoshi Nakamoto’s original code disappeared from search engines and was considered lost for ten years, but “using some browser hacking” Blasko realized the files were still up there. How can anyone fake that kind of discovery?
According to Jim Blasko, “the official oldest known uploaded copy of Satoshi’s Bitcoin v0.1” is here and here.
The Satoshi Nakamoto Story, By Jim Blasko
The facebook post with which Blasko announced his discovery is full of bitcoin history. For example:
“Satoshi released his first statement on the Cypherpunks cryptography mailer on Jan 8th 2009, with a link to his freshly uploaded Bitcoin.v0.1.rar on soundforge. He had been CPU mining Bitcoin for 5 days (since Jan 3rd) with the difficulty factor of only 0 when he went public on the 8th.”
A time when bitcoin CPU mining was a thing, can you imagine? “Since 2012 it was thought t
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