Welcome to the Friday edition of Bitcoin in Brief. The fourth instalment of this new feature from news.Bitcoin.com is the most eclectic yet, encompassing everything from Satoshi Nakamoto’s faux birthday to juicy snippets from the Tezos lawsuit.
According to court documents, the project’s co-founder, Kathleen Breitman is a “one woman band”. Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Busted in Bangkok On Thursday, bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator was sent birthday greetings from all corners of the cryptosphere.
The DOB Satoshi Nakamoto entered on his Bitcointalk forum profile is almost certainly not his true birthday. Nevertheless, April 5 now rivals January 3, when the genesis block was mined in 2009, as unofficial Satoshi Day.
It has been suggested that Satoshi chose this date because on April 5 1933 President Roosevelt signed an executive order “forbidding the hoarding of gold coin, gold bullion, and gold certificates within the continental United States”. Saving gold was henceforth a crime punishable with a $10,000 fine ($200k today) and upto 10 years in jail.
Then again, perhaps people are reading too much into all this. For what it’s worth, if his Bitcointalk DOB was correct, Satoshi would be 43. Read more from news.bitcoin.com…
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