[Cryptography] Satoshi's PGP key.

Phillip Hallam-Baker phill at hallambaker.com
Wed Dec 9 15:47:06 EST 2015

It seems like a very bad situation to be in. Satoshi generated about a
quarter of the coins in the blockchain back before the system caught on.

He may have generated the coins and destroyed them or he might still have
the private key. In either case he would find it impossible to convince an
extortionist or kidnapper that he doesn't have the money.

Given the extensive use of bitcoin by the criminal community, the risk of
that type of attack is very high.

That is why I don't speculate about his identity and would urge others to
do likewise.
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