Is The ‘King Of The Geeks' The Creator Of Bitcoin? The Argument About Linus Torvalds

Is The ‘King Of The Geeks' The Creator Of Bitcoin? The Argument About Linus Torvalds

A dramatic over extension in the volume of lending, the integration of sub-prime mortgages and other toxic assets into Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS') were not components that came up as a surprise during the recession of 2008. On May 3rd, 2007, these rumors emerged as just some of the concerns, and used as a reason for why the digital asset – Bitcoin – should be seen as a truly breakthrough invention. Bringing digitalized cash to the broader public.

The man, giving this talk was none other than the ‘King of the Geeks,' Linus Torvalds. He has since managed to gain a couple of other nicknames like ‘The godfather of the ope-source movement,' even being considered ‘one of the revolutionary heroes of the past 60 years.' In context, what was he actually talking about? He was, in fact, presenting his own solution known as Git.

This refers to a system which would allow for the wholly decentralized collaborative solution, giving users the ability to share code through replicating file copies into all ‘computers' that are interested in the information.  These same users would then be updated whenever the code changes.

One of the ways that we could define Git is almost as a highly mutable blockchain – considering that it stands as a version control system, operating on a structure that is interestingly similar to a Merkle Tree, a now commonly used Layer-2 solution by Blockchains like Bitcoin.

“Let’s say there’s a humongous tree under Git, would it be possible to check part of the tree?”

This is one of the questions that was asked by a member of the crowd.

Torvalds replies with gusto, complimenting the audience member for the question. Before going on to explain it further, asking why you wouldn't want just one specific file, but an entire repository of files. Along with how the former would have a certain amount of issues with scalability. All before elaborating on just how Git operates in a highly efficient manner.

One of the questions that does come up is this one – is this where the concept of Bitcoin began?

Linus Torvalds – King Of The Geeks And The Shy?

“Based on my own calculations from Tip4Commit’s publicly available tip data for the Linux project, Torvalds had earned at least 0.172 bitcoin.”

This is according to the ITWorld team all the way back in 2014.

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