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Old 06-13-2019, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by ftg View Post
In other Neal Stepenson news, he's the latest candidate to be the real Satoshi Nakamoto. inventor of bitcoin. The "reasoning" is:

1. Cryptonomicon.
2. NS - SN, get it?

I ... don't think so. He had to get outside help just get a basic cipher system (Pontifex) for Cryptonomicon.
You have, I hope, read his 1995 short story The Great Simoleon Caper?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Simoleon_Caper

He was on to crypto-currency way before the general public.