Why Motherboard Is Capitalizing ‘Bitcoin’ Again

  • In 2015, we elected to capitalize Bitcoin when talking about the system or protocol, and lowercase denominations of the currency: So, “I love Bitcoin, and I own many bitcoins.”
  • From here on out, we will capitalize cryptocurrencies when referring to the protocol or system—Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, etc.—but lowercase the denominations: “I love Ethereum and own a lot of ether.”
  • Bitcoin, for example, recently split off into two separate versions with nearly identical code and, most importantly, an identical transaction history up until the time of the split.
  • With this newly introduced confusion, our previous capitalization policy thrust us into the realm of value judgements: Should the new version of Bitcoin, called Bitcoin Cash, be capitalized when Bitcoin proper is not?
  • With yet another Bitcoin split on the way in November, it’s clear that the Bitcoin protocol (and community) is not as monolithic as we had presumed, and at the moment it’s not as resilient as other technologies we de-capitalize, like the internet.

A story about normalizing technology.
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Australian Craig Wright claims to be Bitcoin creator

  • Soon after Mr Wright went public, Gavin Andresen, chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation, published a blog backing his claim.
  • Questioned about the raid, Mr Wright said he was cooperating fully with the ATO.
  • “I believe Craig Steven Wright is the person who invented Bitcoin,” he wrote .
  • “These are the blocks used to send 10 bitcoins to Hal Finney in January [2009] as the first bitcoin transaction,” said Mr Wright during his demonstration.
  • Many people have called on Mr Wright to go further in proving his identify.

Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright has publicly identified himself as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.
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Australian Craig Wright claims to be Bitcoin creator

  • Soon after Mr Wright went public, Gavin Andresen, chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation, published a blog backing his claim.
  • Questioned about the raid, Mr Wright said he was cooperating fully with the ATO.
  • “I believe Craig Steven Wright is the person who invented Bitcoin,” he wrote .
  • Soon after the stories were published, authorities in Australia raided the home of Mr Wright.
  • “These are the blocks used to send 10 bitcoins to Hal Finney in January [2009] as the first bitcoin transaction,” said Mr Wright during his demonstration.

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Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright has publicly identified himself as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.


Australian Craig Wright claims to be Bitcoin creator