Nick Szabo is the inventor of Bit Gold and the use of smart contracts.
There are other arguments that state that Szabo and Satoshi have identical explanations as to why Bitcoin has to have value and that even their manner of writing is similar, according to a report from Gizmodo. Furthermore, research published by Aston University examined both of their publications too and found out that there is, indeed, parallelism in the mannerisms and phrasings that Satoshi and Szabo used in their papers.
However, the community still remains divided as to whether Szabo truly did create Bitcoin. Even Szabo himself has outright denied this claim, calling out a journalist in an email that stated: “Thanks for letting me know. I'm afraid you got it wrong doxing me as Satoshi, but I'm used to it.”
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