[Ads-l] Possible Slight Antedatings of "Bitcoin"

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 6 16:21:18 EDT 2021


Excellent pointers, Fred.
Here is a link to what appears to be a copy of the email dated October
31, 2008 from Satoshi Nakamoto announcing the paper "Bitcoin: A
Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System" on The Cryptography Mailing List.

https://www.metzdowd.com/pipermail/cryptography/2008-October/014810.html

Here is a webpage at the "Satoshi Nakamoto Institute" with a
collection of links to Satoshi Nakamoto's archived emails.

https://satoshi.nakamotoinstitute.org/emails/cryptography/1/

I have not verified the authenticity of any of these emails.
Garson

On Mon, Sep 6, 2021 at 4:06 PM Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:
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> The OED's first use for the word "Bitcoin" is dated 1 Nov. 2008.  Wikipedia has the following information:
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> On 18 August 2008, the domain name bitcoin.org was registered.[11]<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_bitcoin#cite_note-11> Later that year, on 31 October, a link to a paper authored by Satoshi Nakamoto<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satoshi_Nakamoto> titled Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System[12]<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_bitcoin#cite_note-whitepaper-12> was posted to a cryptography mailing list.[13]<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_bitcoin#cite_note-13>
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> I am not sure where Wikipedia gets these dates from, or whether they are valid and meet OED standards, but I am pointing them out as possible antedatings.
>
> Fred Shapiro
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