Jim Blasko, a cryptocurrency enthusiast has claimed to have found “the oldest official copy of Satoshi’s Bitcoin code,” which was released in August 2009.
In an Oct. 7 Facebook post, Blasko said he found code dating back to satoshi’s earliest days of Bitcoin’s launch by “using some browser hacks” on the open-source software development platform SourceForge, which was electronically registered in November 2008. He claimed that it took the BTC creator six months to mine 1 million coins “because block 20,000 were not mined until July 22, 2009, and others were also mining.
“This upload is supposed to have been around for at least 10 years, but after researching some of the old coins I created, I went to [SourceForge] and with a bit of a browser hacking trick, I found the original data of Bitcoin v0.1 that was lost,” he said. Blasko said. “Since 2012, it is assumed that the original code and files have disappeared because they were scanned from the search engine [SourceForge] for some reason […] But I was able to find the original code.”
According to two SourceForge links provided by Blasko, Satoshi’s personal symbols include comments on why Bitcoin uses base-58 “instead of standard base-64 encoding” and questions about what to do about future errors:
The first Bitcoin block – Genesis Block was mined on January 3, 2009, after Satoshi released a Whitepaper on the cryptocurrency in 2008. Satoshi’s identity continues to be speculated by many in the crypto space, with creator pseudonyms remembered with statues, documents, memes, and NFTs.