CRYPTO DEV DIGEST: Blockstream Co-Founder Adam Back is Pegged as Satoshi Nakamoto

TL;DR: Crypto Dev Digest (CDD) documents cryptocurrency development, highlighting the projects and persons working under the hood. Blockstream co-founder Adam Back is pegged as the dev’s dev, Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin ABC set to do a livestream AMA. Ethereum 2.0 testnet, Teku, is here. Knuth node Flipstarter campaign is fully funded. Bitcoin Cash tutorial website pops up, and so much more in this packed digest.

Blockstream Co-Founder Adam Back is Satoshi Nakamoto

A few months ago, Barely Sociable suddenly appeared as a keen analyst on YouTube. From what anyone can tell, he is a he, he is a Yank, and has a pretty firm grasp of Bitcoin’s finer points. Beyond that, speculation abounds. And, of course, it’s apropos of Barely Sociable’s content: slick imagery, provocative subject matter, professional presentations wrapped in mystery after mystery.

The Bitcoin Cash community is a perfect target audience for Barely Sociable. You have a conspiracy, we’ll give you a fair hearing. When Alex Jones’ meth-like jaw shakes and rattles about eating your ass, we’re all ears (ASIDE: he’s 46 years old … only 46). Throw-in Blockstream and Adam Back (who is 3 years older than Jones), and, well, you had us at Hello. We’re going to watch every frame, dissect it to the millisecond, toss around terms like psyops, gaslighting, bikeshedding, and probably spend an inordinate amount of time in subreddits arguing.

Bitcoin – Unmasking Satoshi Nakamoto is the former SoundCloud rapper’s third in a series of slow burns toward the conclusion Back is the pseudo-anonymous creator of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. Adam Back, of course, is public enemy number one (or close) among the BTC scaling wars PTSD remnant BCHers, and his company Blockstream lives rent-free in our heads. To make the ultimate case it is he who started this project, this rabbit hole we’re bent-on defending, induces major cognitive dissonance (plus, everyone knows Jörg Molt is Satoshi).

That typed, Bitcoin – Unmasking Satoshi Nakamoto is really well done. Barely Sociable mentions the ethics of “outing” Satoshi and acknowledges pitfalls for the person, and doesn’t claim originality in his exposé reveal — Back has been seriously considered by sleuths before. What Barely Sociable does insist upon is how no one prior marshaled evidence leading to Back in a comprehensive manner. Again, it’s a fun watch. Highly recommended. However, the video’s real value for the peer-to-peer electronic cash enthusiast is in introducing noobs and the general public to the scaling debate and why BTC is slow, unreliable, and expensive. Barely Sociable links those manufactured features/bugs to Blockstream’s founding and misaligned incentives, a cynical money-making grab, which might be persuasive until you realize if Back is Satoshi he’s already stashed away billions. But maybe that’s exactly what Backtoshi knew we would say. Still, do have look at Jörg Molt’s hair and tell us that isn’t the mane of a crypto god.

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