On October 7, 2022, a bitcoin supporter named Jim Blasko explained that he had discovered the oldest upload of the version 0.1 codebase for bitcoin. The original code is believed to have been lost for over a decade, and with “a little browser hacking,” Blasko was able to find the raw data and files of the lost version 0.1 stored on sourceforge.net.
Bitcoiner scrapes together “the cleanest original version of Bitcoin” that seems lost forever
For over a decade, Satoshi Nakamoto’s version 0.1 codebase was thought to be lost. If one were to look for it, it would be extremely difficult, and some people have found fragments of code. Bitcoiner Jim Blaskorevealed in a Facebook post on October 7 that he was able to scrape together the long-lost code using browser hackingBlasko explained a bit of history and then explained that the inventor of bitcoin had hidden It took about six months to mine 1 million BTC and about six months to mine BTC.
“Satoshi takes at least 6 months to mine 1 million bitcoins,” Blasko’s post explains.
“It was believed that the raw code and files were missing because they had been scraped from Sourceforge’s search engine for some reason since 2012.” Blasko’s post states:” I know that many users have been looking for the original v0.1 code for a very long time and Hal Finney was going to email it to some people in 2012, but his health was poor and by his own words, did not get online much to respond “I was very happy with the results,” the cryptographer added.
Blasko’s post continues.
Hal was the earliest person to receive the Bitcoin v0.1 code from Satoshi, so I don’t know if he sent it or not. In any case, I did some research and was able to find the original code still on Sourceforge using some browser hacking.
Blasko’s discovery of hidden code uploaded on August 30, 2009 can be found here, hereBlasko’s discovery was presented in an unaltered manner It is unique because it is the very first version of Bitcoin presented in an unaltered manner and contains all of Satoshi’s personal notations in the initial codebase.Blasko knew that there was an existing version of the Bitcoin version 0.1 codebase on Github but said he believed it was “the cleanest original version of Bitcoin.”
In the codebase, Nakamoto explains why base-58 was chosen instead of the standard base-64 encoding, as well as other notations that the inventor planned to “do” in the future. There is also an extensive explanation of the original bitcoin operation codes (opcodes) and what each code can do: OP_CHECKSIG, OP_CHECKSIGVERIFY, OP_CHECKMULTISIG, OP_. CHECKMULTISIGVERIFY, and other opcodes.
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