Early Bitcoin Network Developer Laszlo Hanyecz Talks Satoshi Nakamoto Interactions


After many years of investigations and suppositions about who is the person, or group of individuals, behind Bitcoin there is still no answer about that. Satoshi Nakamoto as he called himself, disappeared from the internet back in 2011, but he was able to share important information about how he was and about Bitcoin developments.

Laszlo Hanyecz, the famous crypto figure that is known for making the first purchase with Bitcoin after paying 10,000 BTC for two pizzas, told important information about how Mr. Nakamoto was as a person and how his attitudes were. Hanyecz was able to exchange hundreds of emails with Satoshi before he disappeared leaving no trace behind him.

Hanyecz explained that the interactions with Namakoto were usually ‘weird’. The cryptocurrency enthusiast wanted to be involved in the development of the famous virtual currency, and Nakamoto was sending him emails with different tasks to solve different bugs in the BTC network.

Additionally, Hanyecz explained that Satoshi Nakamoto was treating him as a full-time employee even when he was working on it for free as a side project.

Laszlo Hayecz explained:

“He’d say, ‘Hey, the west side’s down,’ or ‘We have these bugs – we need to fix this.’ I’d be like, we? We’re not a team. I thought that it was approval from him, that maybe he accepted me as a member. But I didn’t want the responsibility. I didn’t really understand all of the forces that were going on at the time.”

Hanyecz confesses that in some occasions he answered to Mr. Nakamoto that he was not his boss. Sometimes, the mysterious creator behind Bitcoin was giving difficult tasks and orders to a developer that was doing its best to help the project without getting paid for it.

Apparently, Nakamoto was answering just in the weekend and not during the week. Hanyecz was asking different questions regarding bitcoin’s code but he couldn’t get the answers so fast as he would have liked.

Additionally, Nakamoto never talked about his private life, who he was, what he was doing or anything similar. Hanyecz said that he asked some questions about who he was or what he was doing but Nakamoto was very good at dodging them, and indeed, the questions never got answered.

“There were a few times when I got messages that seemed off-base. I brushed them off because I was like, who cares if this guy tells me to go pound sand and go away? This wasn’t my job or anything – it was a hobby. I was trying to be friends with him. He seemed very paranoid about people breaking the software. He kept calling it ‘prereleased,’ and I was helping him get it to release,” said Hanyecz.

Another interesting point that Hanyecz commented about was the fact that Nakamoto was even more weird than other individuals on the internet. The developer said that he had a ‘weird feeling’ about him.

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