Nobel Committee Shuts Down Bitcoin Award Rumor

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Since UCLA Professor of Finance Bhagwan Chowdhry suggested nominating ostensible Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto for a 2016 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, a lot of questions have come up. Namely, either a Nobel Committee could endowment a esteem to someone who competence not even exist.

It looks like a answer is no.

“The prize, as in this instance, a Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Science in Memory of Alfred Nobel, is never awarded anonymously nor posthumously.”

That’s Nobel press officer The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Hans Reuterskiöld responding to a doubt about either he could be nominated for a esteem in economics.

There we have it. Possibly Nakamoto could go open with his or her genuine identity, though so distant a cryptocurrency dignitary has been gentle as a Banksy of a mercantile system.

Since edition ”Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” in May 2009, many have attempted to lane Nakamoto down, and there are some who trust a name is a substitute for a organisation rather than an individual.

Newsweek claimed to have found him in Temple City, California in 2014, though that 64-year-old Nakamoto claimed he had nothing to do with a coins.

So unless someone unmasks, there’s no

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