The earliest known reference to a Bitcoin “miner” was coined by Satoshi himself and is present in the Bitcoin source code. To make matters more interesting, Satoshi Nakamoto termed Bitcoin’s technology as “Timechain” and not “Blockchain”, which was mentioned in the source code copies released by Satoshi on November 16, 2008.
Recent tweets posted by Francis Pouliot detailed Satoshi’s terminologies.
Accidentally discovered a mind-blowing artefact of Bitcoin history. I had heard rumors of its existence.
I give you: the pre-release source code of Bitcoin! https://t.co/VeEFHglz2J
Confirmation by Satoshi many had access to code when he mined Genesis: https://t.co/reEQ8nvITM
— Francis Pouliot 🐂₿ (@francispouliot_) March 14, 2019
A user “iasenko” posted the archive copies of the source code posted by Satoshi on Bitcointalk.org. The image attached below shows the earliest reference to Bitcoin miners by Satoshi.
Francis Pouliot tweeted:
“TL;DR Satoshi got many people to review the Bitcoin source code, so this means he wants the only miner when bitcoin launched… Mindblown: earliest reference to the term BitcoinMiner is in the source code. Satoshi himself invented the term “miner” !!”
Like every currency, Bitcoin also has smaller denominations called “Satoshis”. One BTC is currently equal to 100,000,000 Satoshi. This term was coined by the community in honor of Satoshi, but Satoshi had a different denomination terminology.
According to Satoshi, the smallest denomination was “CENT” and the largest denomination was “Coin”. The mention of it in the source code can be seen in the image attached below.
Another important terminology lost by the community is “timechain”. In the source code,