What Patoshi Is and How It Affects Craig Wright – Ep.127

Sergio Lerner, the head of innovation of IOV Labs and the creator of the Rootstock side chain, describes a pattern he discovered in early Bitcoin mining that he called Patoshi and why people are talking about it now. In this episode he explains:

  • what the Patoshi pattern is
  • what connection it has to Satoshi
  • why the pattern exists
  • how the pattern is being used now in a current court case in which Craig Wright is claiming he is Satoshi Nakamoto
  • how the Patoshi pattern was used this week to evaluate a set of transactions involving early bitcoins signed with the statement, “Craig Steven Wright is a liar and fraud”
  • how it can be determined whether or not recent transactions were mined under the Patoshi pattern

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Episode links: 

Sergio Demian Lerner: https://twitter.com/SDLerner

First blog post about the Patoshi pattern: https://bitslog.com/2013/04/17/the-well-deserved-fortune-of-satoshi-nakamoto/

Block 3654: https://www.blockchain.com/btc/block/3654

Photo of where block 3654 fits against the Patoshi pattern: https://twitter.com/nic__carter/status/1263130214726582272/photo/1

More background on the Craig Wright case: theblockcrypto.com/linked/66657/plaintiffs-in-craig-wright-case-present-new-evidence-that-he-fabricated-his-list-of-bitcoin-addresses-and-blocks 

https://www.coindesk.com/craig-wright-called-fraud-message-signed-bitcoin-addresses-satoshi

The addresses moved this week: https://www.reddit.com/r/bsv/comments/gq8ao1/more_than_100_addresses_with_unmoved_bitcoin/

https://paste.debian.net/plain/1148565

BitMEX Research on the recent transactions: 

https://twitter.com/BitMEXResearch/status/1264989743139500033?s=20

Stephen Palley’s take on what this means for Craig Wright’s claim: https://twitter.com/stephendpalley/status/1265739610434473984?s=20 

Links from news recap:

https://unchainedpodcast.com/the-15-year-old-with-a-private-jet-account/

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