Lazslo Hanyecz, one of Bitcoin’s earliest investors and known for paying 10,000 BTC for two pizzas, suggested that Satoshi Nakamoto received outside aid to make the biggest cryptocurrency more effective.
Lazslo Hanyecz, one of the earliest investors in Bitcoin, claimed that BTC’s mysterious investor Satoshi Nakamoto received external help to make the biggest cryptocurrency more effective.
Hanyecz, who worked as a Bitcoin developer in the early period, but is known for giving 10,000 Bitcoins for two pizzas, stated that Nakamoto’s choice to use the elliptic curve secp256k1 is a strange decision.
The elliptical curve, almost never used before Bitcoin, is the cryptography behind its key and signature mechanism. According to a Blockchain research article on the use of elliptic curves, “secp256k1” provides a 30 percent more efficient calculation than other curves if properly optimized.
Hanyecz also stated that Nakamoto told him by e-mail that he consulted the experts for “secp256k1”. Speaking to CoinTelegraph, Hanyecz said, “I showed it to a few people and they said it was good.” He did not elaborate, but said clearly that several experts were looking. ” said.
Mike Hearn opposed
However, Mike Hearn, a former Bitcoin Core developer and one of the first adopters of BTC, opposed this claim of Hanyecz. In his long article about the use of “secp256k1”, Hearn explained why Satoshi chose the elliptic curve and said, “I discussed this with Satoshi. There is no specific reason for using ‘Secp256k1’. That was how it was decided at that time, and it was so. ”