Satoshi Nakamoto's return?

Let's look at a bit of bitcoin history. In 2008, an article was published describing a digital money transfer system authored by Satoshi Nakamoto. The article referred to a peer-to-peer version of electronic money that allowed online payments to be made directly from one party to the other without having a financial institution as an intermediary. A year later he launched the Bitcoin software and created the first units of currency called bitcoins. However, the beginnings of Bitcoin also had the participation of Hal Finney, Adam Back, Ray Dillinger and Martin Malmi, they would also have participated in the first bitcoin mining activities. In 2010, Nakamoto handed over control of the source code repository and network alert key to Gavin Andresen and transferred related domains to members of the Bitcoin community.

What happened now? On Wednesday, May 20, a transfer of 50 bitcoins was made, which were mined in February 2009 (the first month of existence of the cryptocurrency bitcoin) to an unknown portfolio. These bitcoins were generated in block 3654 and had not been moved since its creation date, until a couple of days ago. They are presumed to have been mined by bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, he noted. Cointelegraph.


This transaction had to make use of a mixer in order to hide the address of the final portfolio. According to cryptocurrency expert Courtnay Guimaraes, "The address is so old that the mined coins were in a public key (p2pk), not a version 0.1 address."

However, not everyone agrees that said transaction was made by Satoshi, according to Whale Alert, the transaction was made by an anonymous miner.

Of the 50 bitcoins transferred, 40 are kept idle in one exchange address, and the remaining 10 were sent to a multisig address. From there the transaction chain becomes more difficult to track as the bitcoins were broken into almost dozens of pieces in a complex chain of results. With which it is understood that the signer of these transactions seeks to hide the destination of the funds.

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Marilú Lazo
Bachelor in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP). He has experience in corporate advice, as well as personal data protection and new technologies.


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