Anyone who has found an interest in the world of cryptocurrencies, at least once has wondered who or who are behind Satoshi Nakamoto. However, now the mystery may be solved sooner than we think with the Patoshi Pattern.
This all started with the investigations of a man named Sergio Demian Lerner. Lerner became known thanks to his discovery of the so-called “Patoshi pattern.”
In the process, he discovered that Satoshi Nakamoto likely used a single computer to mine roughly 1.1 million Bitcoin (BTC).
What is the Patoshi pattern, and why is it relevant?
This story began in 2013, when Lerner first spoke about some privacy flaws in the original Bitcoin code, which allowed him to discover some of Satoshi’s mining patterns.
The crux of the pattern stems from the fact that Satoshi Nakamoto’s mining code incremented the ExtraNonce field differently than the default Bitcoin code.
With all this way of doing things, it is almost as if Nakamoto had marked his BTC and with it there was a pattern, which is what we know as “Patoshi”. Others say that this was a way that Satoshi’s team delineated their share of wealth. Some speculate that Satoshi optimized their equipment or code, allowing them to mine faster than anyone else.
Determining the origin of the Patoshi pattern can go a long way when it comes to searching for Nakamoto’s identity.
What were the new findings?
From this point on, many experts have speculated on what really originated the “Patoshi”, and even in 2020 this continues to happen. One of the more interesting theories indicated that the pattern originated because Satoshi Nakamoto was using around 50 machines for mining.
Whether or not it is true, the truth is that each day we are closer to confirming it according to Lerner. Therefore, after years of research, he has come up with a possible explanation for this pattern.
According to Lerner, Satoshi may have been using a multi-threaded PC to mine. To avoid redundancy, Satoshi would limit each thread to a distinct, non-overlapping nonce space.
The above is important if we remember that, during Bitcoin mining, a nonce increases with each unsuccessful attempt to solve a hash puzzle. Thus, it is possible that the mystery pattern was not created by choice, but as a side effect of Satoshi’s unique mining setup.
Lerner agreed with this conclusion, potentially allowing us to end speculation on this theory once and for all. Even if this is really the case, we should know that speculation will continue to appear until the day we finally know who is behind Satoshi Nakamoto.