Browser hacking helped to discover the records of the creator of the first cryptocurrency

Long lost bitcoin code with Satoshi Nakamoto’s notes published online

10.10.2022 - 09:00


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What’s new? Cryptocurrency user Jim Blasko reported on the social network Facebook that he had discovered the Bitcoin v0.1 raw data, including notations of bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto himself. Blasko was able to find this data through a little “browser hacking”

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What other statements have been made? According to Blasko, he found “the official oldest known uploaded copy of Satoshi’s Bitcoin” code, originally appearing in August 2009. He found this code through browser hacking on the software development platform SourceForge, where the first cryptocurrency was registered in November 2008. Blasko believes that it took the bitcoin creator six months to mine 1 million coins.

According to the two SourceForge links provided by Blasko, Satoshi’s personal notes included remarks about why bitcoin used base-58 encoding instead of standard base-64, as well as a question about what to do about errors in the future.

Blasko noted that these files had been lost for at least 10 years — for whatever reason, they were removed from SourceForge’s search engine in 2012.

January 12, 2022, was the 13th anniversary of the first bitcoin transaction. On this day in 2009, Satoshi sent 10 BTC to cryptographer and programmer Hal Finney.

On October 10, 09:00 UTC, BTC is trading at $19 234, down by 0,8% per day, according to crypto exchange Binance. The capitalization of the asset exceeds $368,8 billion.

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