Best described as a cryptocurrency legend, Nick Szabo is one of the most influential people in blockchain. Although Nick Szabo might not be a name that is considered world famous, the name “Nick Szabo”is a name that is well known by cryptocurrency and cryptography devotees. The cryptocurrency legend, Nick Szabo is responsible for the ideas, Bit Gold, “a direct precursor to the Bitcoin architecture”, and smart contracts. He is also considered to have laid the foundation for the invention of Bitcoin.
Nick Szabo is both a computer scientist and a legal scholar. He obtained a degree in computer science from the University of Washington in 1989; he also holds an honorary professorship at the University of Francisco Marroquin.
Nick Szabo and Bitcoin
It is a generally accepted fact that Satoshi Nakamoto is the founder of world famous digital currency, Bitcoin. However, what remains unknown is who exactly Satoshi Nakamoto is. In as much as no one has made claims to being behind the name Satoshi Nakamoto, rumors have it that Nick Szabo is Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of Bitcoin. Although Nick has denied this over and over again, lots of cryptocurrency devotees are quite convinced that Nick Szabo is the face behind the name Satoshi Nakamoto. The reasons for these convictions are;
Some years before Bitcoin was created, Bit Gold, a digital currency was proposed by Nick Szabo. Apart from having some very close similarities, the same group of people were contacted for both the Bitcoin project and the Bit gold project for both advice and feedback.
According to a report by Gizmodo, there are indications that Szabo and Nakamoto have some marked similarities in their writings. Some of the similarities between the writings of Szabo and Nakamoto are their phrasings, their mannerisms, and a closely related writing pattern. In addition to having similar phrasings and mannerisms, both Nick and Nakamoto gave very closely related reasons why the digital currency, Bitcoin should be taken very seriously and should be of very high value. Although it is very likely that two different people with very similar interests will come up with the same reasons in support of a subject, the uncanny similarities between the arguments of both Nick and Nakamoto point to the fact that they were most likely written by the same person.
Over the years, there has been lots of evidence which point to the fact that Nick Szabo is not just a cryptocurrency legend, but also the founder of Bitcoin. However, in the mist of all these evidence, none is overwhelming and none has provided any accurate proof of Szabo’s involvement with Bitcoin.