Some community members believe this internet user could be Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of bitcoin and the very first bitcoin miner.
The bitcointalk.org forum, one of the oldest forums about bitcoin, is still being talked about. A member of this forum recently asked this question: “who has/had mined the oldest bitcoin?” and he probably didn’t expect a response from any of the netizens. On November 26, a person using the “OneSignature” handle posted a cryptographic signature referencing the first blocks of the Bitcoin blockchain.
A link with block N°1018
“Several studies explain that this signature would prove a link to block No. 1018 of the Bitcoin blockchain, mined on… January 19, 2009! That is just 16 days after Satoshi Nakamoto generated the Genesis block (the very first block of the BTC network )”, highlighted The Corner Journal.
As a reminder, a bit like a digital book, the blockchain brings together all the blocks (transactions) of a network, from the oldest to the most recent. The two best-known blockchains are Bitcoin (and its own cryptocurrency bitcoin) and Ethereum (and its own cryptocurrency ether). A signature is proof of a block transaction on a blockchain.
For its part, the American media Mint telegraph conducted the investigation and reveals that “OneSignature” is linked to a protected Twitter account created in October 2009.
“Mint telegraph confirmed that the address used by the user does not contain a balance. The unveiling of the signature dating back to bitcoin’s genesis confirms that those involved in building bitcoin’s legacy are keeping a close eye on the ecosystem and occasionally sparking public curiosity.” The media.
Return of Satoshi Nakamoto?
The question on everyone’s lips is whether this famous “OneSignature” is not really Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of bitcoin, who in particular mined the first blocks of bitcoins (called “Patoshi blocks”).
“Block 1018 is not a Patoshi block, so it is unlikely to be Satoshi. While many people could have been mining bitcoin this early, the overwhelming evidence suggests that almost no one did,” said Cøbra, the Bitcoin.org heir, quoted as saying. by the Corner newspaper.
As a reminder, on October 31, 2008, a certain Satoshi Nakamoto – an as yet unidentified person or group of people – published the Bitcoin “white paper”. This one White Booktitled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Money System” or translated into French “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Money System”, laid the foundations for the operation of the Bitcoin protocol.
It will have to wait until January 3, 2009 for this first block of the Bitcoin blockchain to be created, the famous “genesis block”. It is in this block in particular that we can read, again referring to mistrust of the traditional financial sector, “the chancellor is about to bail out the banks for a second time”. And it will be on January 12 that there will be a first exchange of bitcoins between Satoshi Nakamoto and Hal Finney.