23 January 2021
As per a new report, London could be the location where Satoshi Nakamoto worked on Bitcoin between 2008 and 2010.
The report was published by Doncho Karaivanov and to justify the claim he reviewed several factors. It includes an analysis of timestamps of Satoshi’s published materials, his use of regional colloquialisms and word spellings, and the fact that The Times headline embedded in the genesis block was specific to England’s print version of the periodical.
This is not the first time when Satoshi was claimed to be British as hundreds of journalists, sleuths, and investigators have shared traces and activity of bitcoin creators.
However, The Chain Bulletin report gives additional information to previous claims, as it highlights the probability that Satoshi must have been referring to the print edition of The Times when coding the now-famous headline from Jan. 3 2009 into Bitcoin’s genesis block.
The print edition of The Times was only distributed in England using the headline, “Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks,” while the same article online included the chancellor’s name in the headline. As per Karaivanov analysis, 43% was the readership was located in London and being the financial hub there are high chances that Satoshi lived in London in the period between 2008 and 2010.”
The research analyzed time-stamped materials posted by Satoshi — including posts on Bitcointalk, emails sent to Bitcoin’s early developers, and commits made to the Bitcoin repository on SourceForge — gives evidence that Satoshi may have lived in in the GMT (U.K.) time zone.
Karaivanov doesn’t agree with the P2P Foundation profile, and Australia, that Satoshi was from Japan as he says was “not even remotely possible” unless Satoshi was “a vampire.”
However, some Reddit users didn’t agree with Satoshi living in London while one commented, “In other breaking news, Santa Claus may have lived in the North Pole while working on toys for young children.”