Sergio Dermin Lerner, a researcher known for studying the mining patterns of the original Bitcoin Miner (BTC), has turned his attention to the bitcoin blocks that Satoshi Nakamoto mined.
Lerner provided Cointelegraph a preview of his latest findings. His research is based on the non-significant byte irregular pattern (LSB) of the nonce block field.
Last June, Lerner published a blog that expanded on his original research from 2013. It was suggested that Satoshi had given up mining for an unknown reason within the first five minutes of the block period. Other researchers have also expanded Learer’s research. TechMiX showed that all Satoshi mined blocks could be grouped into five baskets based on the frequency distribution of non-core LSB scores.
Every time you try to solve a mine puzzle, an unlimited number increases. Apparently, Satoshi’s gear wasn’t using all the available space, only focusing on a limited range. Lerner’s latest research shows that Satoshi has underestimated nonce instead:
It turns out that the re-mining shows a strong tendency for Batushi’s mining algorithm to choose a higher algorithm when scanning the internal mining number. This trend indicates that the nonce value has been reduced, which is the opposite of Satochi client version 0.1.
This leads to a more interesting conclusion which will likely end the discussion of what type of equipment Satoshi Nakamoto uses:
Since the imbalance decreases when analyzing two sub-regions together, this indicates that Batushi sampled the five sub-regions in parallel, but internally each sub-region one by one. This contradicts the theory that Batushi provided the first mining farm of 50 standalone computers (or some other highly discrete system) and supports the theory that Batushi is simply multi-threaded in an advanced CPU.
If Lerner’s conclusions are correct, it would lend more credence to the hypothesis that Satoshi Nakamoto was one person, not a team. This would also set another nail in Craig Wright’s claims to be the creator of Bitcoin, having suggested on multiple occasions that he used dozens of computers for early block mining.