#23 - A Bitcoin Story for People Who Don't Care About Bitcoin

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 04:06 PM

Hal and Fran Finney (courtesy: Fran Finney)

When Wired reporter Andy Greenberg read Newsweek's cover story claiming to have found mysterious Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, he was disappointed. Not so much that the mystery had been solved, but that the answer to the search was not all that interesting. But then, as the Newsweek started getting picked apart, he got a tip about another possible Bitcoin creator: a very ill, very brilliant cryptographer named Hal Finney. 

Andy Greenberg is the author of This Machine Kills Secrets: How WikiLeakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World's Information.

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Danny from A box on the side of the freeway

I don't mean to be rude, but the creator of bitcoin is Satoshi Nakamoto. Not that other guy.

Jun. 25 2014 04:56 AM

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