Slate Magazine Quotes Jason Weinstein on Identity of Bitcoin Inventor

May 6, 2016

Slate magazine quoted Jason Weinstein in a May 4 article titled “Stop the Search for Bitcoin’s Creator!”  The article discusses whether the identity of Satoshi Nakoamoto, the mysterious inventor of the cryptocurrency bitcoin, matters.

Mr. Weinstein says:  “At the end of the day, knowing the identity of Satoshi is about as important as knowing who created HTTP or HTML.  Every day people communicate, socialize, get information, move money, and transact business over the Internet using these protocols without knowing how they work or who created them.  What matters is how this groundbreaking technology is fundamentally changing the way we secure and move assets and the many ways it can be used to improve people’s lives, not who wrote it.”

The full article can be read at Slate.