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Satoshi is back ?

Late in the day on 02 December 2022, after a funny innocuous message, like so many that are posted in a forum, invited to “post the signature with the oldest key of the address owned,” a kind of challenge to publicly show the oldest bitcoin owned.

A user appears, newly registered to the forum by the name “OneSignature,” this user signs with an address that has mined bitcoin at block 1018, two weeks since the start of bitcoin.

The address traceable to the signature is : 1NChfewU45oy7Dgn51HwkBFSixaTnyakfj

There is a first transaction on 19 January 2009, and it can be traced back to the reward of 50 mined Bitcoin. Recall that in those days Bitcoin was mined directly from the wallet, there were no pools, and the reward was 50 Bitcoins per block.

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https://bitinfocharts.com/bitcoin/address/1NChfewU45oy7Dgn51HwkBFSixaTnyakfj

Could the person who holds the key to this wallet be Satoshi? It could, certainly it is the oldest signature ever published

Below is the signature :

-----BEGIN BITCOIN SIGNED MESSAGE-----
1E9YwDtYf9R29ekNAfbV7MvB4LNv7v3fGa
-----BEGIN SIGNATURE-----
1NChfewU45oy7Dgn51HwkBFSixaTnyakfj
HCsBcgB+Wcm8kOGMH8IpNeg0H4gjCrlqwDf/GlSXphZGBYxm0QkKEPhh9DTJRp2IDNUhVr0FhP9qCqo2W0recNM=
-----END BITCOIN SIGNED MESSAGE-----

You can follow the discussion on the topic Bitcointalk :

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5421158

Archive : https://web.archive.org/web/20221202222746/https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5421158

I’ll go make popcorn 🙂


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