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Nick Szabo

Nick Szabo

Nick Szabo is an American computer scientist, legal scholar, cryptographer, and inventor smart contracts.

Nick Szabo is an American computer scientist and legal scholar famous for his work in cryptography, digital contracts, cryptocurrencies, and inventing the concept of smart contracts. He attended the University of Washington, and graduated with a computer science degree. He would later go on to hold an honorary professorship at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin.

Nick Szabo created the predecessor to Bitcoin with similar advanced math and cryptography algorithms to Bitcoin called bit gold. Some people believe that Nick Szabo played a crucial role in the development of Bitcoin, even going so far as to claim that he is Satoshi Nakamoto the creator of Bitcoin, although Szabo denies that he is Satoshi.

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Crypto Profiles: Nick Szabo, The Quiet Cryptocurrency Pioneer

Oliver Dale

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Is There Any Doubt This Man Created Bitcoin?

Jeff John Roberts

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Smart Contract Pioneer Nick Szabo: Don't Ditch Decentralization - CoinDesk

David Floyd

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The Genesis Files: With Bit Gold, Szabo Was Inches Away From Inventing Bitcoin

Aaron van Wirdum

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Who Is Nick Szabo, and Is He Satoshi Nakamoto?

Nathan Reiff

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Who is Nick Szabo, The Mysterious Blockchain Titan - unblock.net

Stefan Stankovic

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All-Star Panel: Ed Moy, Joseph VaughnPerling, Trace Mayer, Nick Szabo, Dr. Craig Wright

November 12, 2015

Nick Szabo - History of the Blockchain

November 14, 2015

Nick Szabo - Keynote - Smart Contracts Symposium

December 12, 2016

Nick Szabo Interview | The Tim Ferriss Show (Podcast)

August 11, 2017

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