Bitcoin, I believe after reviewing the protocol description here -> http://www.righto.com/2014/02/bitcoins-hard-way-using-raw-bitcoin.html
is a US gov’t black op. Here are the reasons I believe this to be true.
- The bitcoin protocol (not the code but the protocol) in its raw form, is highly obfuscated. It’s obfuscated to a point that reveals that crypto-currency was not the intended use. And the obfuscation is completely unnecessary.
- No fewer than 50 people worked on the core bitcoin code when it was “invented”. This is evident in the lack of integration and coherence in the design and implementation of the protocol. The design/implementation by committee is obvious in the design.
- The bitcoin protocol was (likely) not invented for the purpose of crytpocurrency but possibly for the secure transmission of encrypted messages which could be validated without doubt.
- The pre-bitcoin peer to peer network was operating in the clear on the internet and obfuscation was (likely) simply a tactic to confuse would be onlookers from its actual functioning.
- Bitcoin was released into the wild at around the same time as Stuxnet.
- Bitcoin is a cryptographic botnet in which any “bitcoin” transaction can use the full mining power of the bitcoin network as a brute force attack on any public/private key pair to enter the transaction into the “blockchain”.
- The NSA likely released Bitcoin as a means to outsource brute force attacks on encrypted transmissions to reduce the costs of doing so in house with a gamification/reward system for bitcoin miners.
In summary, although I am not an expert on cryptography, I am an expert on software and the products of software groups and the things that end up in software that can only be produced with certain intentions.
I believe that any forensic analysis of the bitcoin protocol would reveal the same results as I have posited.
(When I said that 50 people wrote the bitcoin protocol, it could have just as easily been two people, but only the 2 dumbest people on earth would have ended up with the current result (still possible). So I believe that regardless of the number of typists that 50 people were involved which is the threshold for creating some of the shittiest protocol you can find.) (Lack of reason).