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World-Famous Writer Neal Stephenson Denies Inventing Bitcoin, Says He Is not Satoshi

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 08:38
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Yuri Molchan
The prominent science fiction writer replies that the theory he is the Bitcoin creator is flattering but completely untrue
World-Famous Writer Neal Stephenson Denies Inventing Bitcoin, Says He Is not Satoshi
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In a recent ‘Conversations with Tyler’ podcast that was published earlier this week, the world-famous sci-fi writer Neal Stephenson expressed a hope that people do not actually believe him to be the man who used the name Satoshi Nakamoto to invent BTC and launch it into a free ride.

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A perfect candidate for being the BTC creator

In an article that was published in Reason magazine in June, the author assumed that the writer of elite best-selling sci-fi books, such as Cryptonomicon, etc, may well be the true BTC inventor and in fact the founder of the crypto industry.

When reminded about this article on the podcast by the host Tyler Cowen, Stephenson replied that he is flattered that people believe he has the necessary expertise to work with blockchain and invent BTC but it was not him.

As reported by Marketwatch earlier, Elon Musk has also denied being Satoshi Nakamoto and inventing Bitcoin.

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Not a fan of crypto but a blockchain believer

The author of the article points out that in his novels Stephenson has been showing he was fascinated with tech and cryptography, placing these things in a post-government world.

Besides, he calls the writer an inspiration to some of the most famous ‘technical’ entrepreneurs. Besides, Stephenson used to work for Amazon, the market leader now taking small steps towards accepting crypto from purchasers.

When asked how bullish he is on Bitcoin and crypto, the writer said that he believes in the prospects of blockchain use rather than crypto.

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Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

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