The man everyone thinks is the creator of bitcoin gave a speech discussing the …

Nick Szabo Bitcoin Ethereum talkBusiness Insider/Rob PriceSzabo discusses the ideological origins of bitcoin and ethereum, including Ayn Rand (L) and Friedrich Hayek (R).

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Nick Szabo, the man believed by many to be the creator of digital currency bitcoin, made a public appearance at a conference on Friday morning, discussing blockchain technology and his vision for the future of the cryptocurrency space.

Szabo was speaking at Devcon 1 in London, a conference dedicated to Ethereum. Bitcoin attempts to decentralise money by using a public ledger of all transactions called the blockchain; Ethereum attempts to do this to law itself, creating “smart contracts” based on a combination of cryptography and programming to enforce terms.

Although Szabo’s talk — on the final day of Devcon — was billed as the “history of the blockchain,” he didn’t go too deeply into the nuts and bolts of the history of the tech.

Bitcoin was created in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto, a pseudonymous figure who many believe to really be Szabo. (Szabo has denied this, however.) In fact, Satoshi didn’t even get a mention, and

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