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Nakamoto’s family describe him as extremely intelligent, moody and obsessively private, a man of few words who screens his phone calls, anonymizes his emails and, for most of his life, has been preoccupied with the two things for which Bitcoin has now become known: money and secrecy.
For the past 40 years, Satoshi Nakamoto has not used his birth name in his daily life. At the age of 23, after graduating from California State Polytechnic University, he changed his name to “Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto,” according to records filed with the U.S. District Court of Los Angeles in 1973. Since then, he has not used the name Satoshi but instead signs his name “Dorian S. Nakamoto.”
Descended from Samurai and the son of a Buddhist priest, Nakamoto was born in July 1949 in the city of Beppu, Japan, where he was brought up poor in the Buddhist tradition by his mother, Akiko. In 1959, after a divorce and remarriage, she immigrated to California, taking her three sons with her. Now age 93, she lives with Nakamoto in Temple City.
Misschien wel de nieuwe Bitcoin
Een variant van Bitcoin dat makkelijker te genereren is. Als Bitcoin goud is, dan is Litecoin zilver.
Bitcoin is een vorm van elektronisch geld, en tevens de naam van de open source software die is ontworpen om dit te gebruiken. Het gebruik ervan neemt alsmaar toe en begint langzamerhand mainstream te worden. Onder andere PayPal overweegt het om het te gebruiken als betaalmiddel.