Wei Dai

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Wei Dai
Occupation Software Engineer
Blog http://www.weidai.com/

Wei Dai is a software engineer credited with the concept of b-money, which he described in an essay in 1998. B-money is a theoretical concept in which pseudonymous users on a computer network trade with each other using digital currency verified with SHA-1 hash functions.[1] This theory is considered a significant influence in the creation of bitcoin, blockchain, and other cryptocurrency technology. In fact, Wei Dai was part of the original team of programmers that created bitcoin, and Dai himself regularly communicated with the creator of bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto.[2] Dai is also one of several men suspected of being the real Satoshi Nakamoto.[3][4]

References

  1. b-money. Nakamoto Institute.
  2. Desperately seeking Satoshi; From nowhere, bitcoin is now worth billions. Where did it come from? Andrew Smithset off to find Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious genius behind the hit e currency. Sunday Times (London, England).
  3. One Does Not Simply Find Satoshi Nakamoto. Coindesk.
  4. CRYPTO CREATOR Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? Bitcoin creator whose identity is unknown but could be one of the richest people in the world. The Sun.