Media: Satoshi Nakamoto Used a Russian Proxy Server In 2009

The mysterious creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, could use a Russian proxy server during the launch of the Bitcoin blockchain, Cointelegraph reports.

Trace in source code

Blockchain enthusiasts have been exploring the first protocol of the Bitcoin network for a long time inside out. The researchers drew attention to line number 212, located in the irc.cpp file.

Here you can see the creator’s attempts to use a simple cipher, which can delete all zeros and convert all hexadecimal values to decimal.

Media: Satoshi Nakamoto Used a Russian Proxy Server In 2009

Pic: Cointelegraph, Satoshi Nakamoto Institute

Russian proxy server

A closer look reveals the path to the IP address 87.251.146. Note, at that time this proxy server was serviced by the Russian company Anders Telecom. To date, this provider no longer exists since it ceased operations in 2016.

Satoshi Nakamoto - Russian?

If you dig deeper, you can see that a user Sergey commented on hotels in Vietnam on the Otzyv.ru from the above IP address back in December 2008 and January 2009. Besides, the Russian-language section on the BitcoinTalk website appeared quite quickly after the launch of the Bitcoin blockchain, which an issue of some concern.

Many crypto experts agree that the creator of BTC would hardly use a Russian proxy server if he lived in the territory of the Russian Federation.

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