Was Hal Finney “Satoshi”? Jameson Lopp Argues Otherwise

During a speech at the Plan B Forum in Lugano, Switzerland, Jameson Lopp, the co-founder and CTO of CASA, expressed skepticism regarding the widely held connection between the renowned cryptographer Hal Finney and Satoshi Nakamoto. Notably, Finney, who passed away in 2014, is believed to be the enigmatic Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin.

Lopp acknowledged Finney’s significant contributions to the world of Bitcoin, notably being the first person, besides Satoshi Nakamoto, to download and run the Bitcoin software. However, CASA CTO presented compelling evidence suggesting that Finney may not have been the mastermind behind the Satoshi persona.

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