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ELI5 Who is Nick Szabo?

Nick Szabo is an American cryptography specialist, known for pioneering work in digital currencies.

Considered by many to be the father of smart contracts, a concept he developed in the 1990's.

A few years later, Szabo implemented Bit Gold - a digital currency which laid the framework for several ideas behind modern cryptocurrencies.

In a wide ranging interview with Naval Ravikant and T im Ferriss, Szabo claims Bitcoin is the latest on cryptography:

There are some old ciphers where it’s starting to work but as long as you have the latest stuff like Bitcoin does, then you’re fine.

Nick Szabo Net Worth

It is estimated that Nick Szabo's net worth is around U$ 2 million.

On the other hand, if he is Satoshi Nakamoto, that figure gets multiplied a few thousand times over.

Links

Nick Szabo [Wikipedia]

Nick Szabo describes his idea for Bit Gold

Nick Szabo's Blog

Nick Szabo on Twitter

Why Nick Szabo Probably Isn’t Satoshi

The Many Facts Pointing to Nick Szabo Being Satoshi Nakamoto

CoinTelegraph: Nick Szabo News

Nick Szabo - Computer Scientist, early cryptocurrency pioneer

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