The mysterious creator of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency Satoshi Nakamoto, has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Economics by the Professor of Finance PhD Bhagwan Chowdhry, University of California (UCLA). The big problem is that nobody knows their identity.
Professor Chowdhry has used his official nomination for the Nobel for Nakamoto to apply for the award. Since its inception in 2009, the Bitcoin has been a real economic boom, pushing the virtual currency market and even allowing anonymous payments between people. MyCoin and Mt.Gox markets have fallen, and the price of Bitcoin has changed a lot in recent years, but the bitcoin cryptocurrency still alive, without relying on any country or financial institution.
And that is your greatest achievement, at least for Professor Chowdhry, who says he would be happy to receive the award on behalf of Mr. Nakamoto. The reason? Nobody knows who is truly the creator of Bitcoin. Nakamoto is only a pseudonym, one that has been attributed to people like Dorian S. Nakamoto, who immediately dismissed the theory.
The nomination of Nakamoto to the Nobel, however, has been a violation of the rules of the awards, not because it is an anonymous person, but because the rules of the Nobel require that the names of the nominees are not revealed until 50 years later that the award is delivered. But anyway, it’s a very interesting nomination, especially if he were to win.
[Via The Huffington Post]
Jorge Fernandes is Bachelor in Computer Science experienced in telecommunications, security, banking and programmer since 1984. He works in Valhala Networks focused on high-level decisions about scientific and technological policies and strategies of projects oriented to develop web and standalone applications, as well as smart solutions at mobiles. He always oriented to produce innovator products.