March 12, 2024

Whitepaper recreation proof package

In my previous post I described how I recreated the Bitcoin whitepaper as an exercise and an experiment to help contextualize and properly interpret potential claims by fraudsters. Specifically, since the whitepaper can be manually reverse-engineered from the PDF to a matching OpenOffice source document, possession of such source documents is not proof of being or having any relation to Satoshi Nakamoto.

In this post I'll disclose (part of) the recreated source document itself, along with instructions for independent verification of its validity. I realize that by calling it a "proof package" I'm evoking the notorious "Sartre blog post" which Craig Wright tried to pass off as proof he had signed a message with the block 9 key, but you'll find this proof package actually does what it says on the label; no deception involved.