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:

First blog post about the Patoshi pattern:

Block 3654:

Photo of where block 3654 fits against the Patoshi pattern:

More background on the Craig Wright case:

The addresses moved this week:

BitMEX Research on the recent transactions:

Stephen Palley’s take on what this means for Craig Wright’s claim: 

Links from news recap: