Sergio Dermain Lerner, a researcher who has extensively analyzed the mining habits of Satoshi Nakamoto, posted his latest findings via a blog post on August 22. Lerner suggests that Satoshi could have been a single individual who used just one computer to mine 1.1 million Bitcoins.
- In June 2020, Lerner published conclusions on Satoshi’s early mining activity, noticing that there was a distinctive pattern and that he would adjust his hashrate to allow others to mine
- This particular miner was titled “Patoshi”
- Patoshi’s blocks can be grouped into 5 categories based on a nonce value, which typically increases with every mining attempt
- However, Patoshi worked within a limited range and decreased the nonce value with every attempt; this led to the the idea that the miner was calculating the “5 subranges in parallel, but each subrange internally sequentially”
- The long and short of the most recent analysis by Lerner is that Patoshi was using a single CPU with strong multithreading capabilities
- The use of a single CPU would suggest that Satoshi was one person, not a group of people