- Researchers identified a set of nonce patterns more specific to the Patoshi set which helped further isolate possible Satoshi-mined blocks.
- 22,503 of the first 54,316 blocks were mined by Satoshi under the new method, Whale Alert says.
- Satoshi maintained a constant mining scheme while the network was growing to protect it from 51% attacks, researchers suggest.
- The reliability of assuming nonce patterns are specific to certain mining rigs was called into scrutiny by BitMEX Research in 2018. They estimated Satoshi’s haul to be around 700,000 BTC.
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