A U.K. university has released a new study claiming a linguistics analysis of the people most often assumed to be Satoshi Nakamoto leads them to believe that Nick Szabo is the mysterious father of the digital currency.
A month after a firestorm erupted over Newsweek’s claim that it “unmasked” the creator of bitcoin, a U.K. university has released a new study that points to a different candidate.
The study by students and researchers at Aston University in Birmingham claims a linguistics analysis of the writings by people most often listed as bitcoin’s potential creator leads them to believe that Nick Szabo, a former George Washington University law professor, is the mysterious father of the digital currency.
In a press release, the school writes:
Szabo is by far the closest match, with a large number of distinctive linguistic traits appearing in both the Bitcoin paper and Szabo’s blogs and other writings. This includes the use of: the phrases “chain of…”, “trusted third parties”, “for our purposes”, “need for…”, “still”, “of course”, “as long as”, “such as” and “only” numerous times, contractions, commas before ‘and’ and ‘but’, hyphenation, ‘-ly’ adverbs, the pronouns ‘we’ and ‘our’ in papers by a single author; fragmented sentences following colons and reflexive (-self) pronouns. In total hundreds of documents written by the eleven possible authors were considered, including over 40 academic papers written by Szabo which are available on his personal website.
If Szabo is Nakamota that would make things real interesting. GWU is a spook factory. The CIA regularly uses GWU professors as bird dogs to scout for potential recruits for the company.