As a result of Ian’s work, “one of the team contacted me.” She didn’t reveal her link with Satoshi,
but she seemed to be under a lot of stress, “like they were living in a pressure cooker.”
Ian wondered about the Satoshi connection, but “all I had was this crazy person talking to me, and
this person knew quite a lot of stuff. So I was interested.”
They continued to communicate online until Ian “pretty much convinced myself, ‘yes, OK, I’m talking to
the Satoshi team now.’” But his correspondent wasn’t telling him: “She was definitely keeping that
secret. But I waited and waited and waited. And eventually she said, ‘You’ve got to meet Craig. He’s,you know, he’s a good guy.’”
This led to a meeting with Dr. Craig Wright in a London pub, where Ian unobtrusively put Craig through
his Satoshi paces: “I actually threw a bunch of test questions at him. Not that they sounded like test
questions, but they were tests that I constructed in my mind, three of them, and each one he just sailed through.”
Nothing was said on either side about Craig being Satoshi. But Ian felt the clincher was in a slightly
abrupt response from Craig that he believes revealed more than Craig had intended.
As they were parting, Ian told Craig that he and a group of his friends were trying to help Satoshi by
publicly offering support and arguing against the unmasking of Satoshi: “And I asked him directly, ‘can
you help me?’ And he said ‘no, I can’t help you.’ And it was so direct, it was so immediate that I realised he
was revealing himself in that answer because I caught him in having to say directly, no, he can’t help that—because he is Satoshi.”
Nothing more was said that night, but later, corresponding with the Satoshi associate who had set up his
meeting with Craig, Ian says he “managed to get [her] to reveal the full story. And then we were OK after that.”
until 2017 that he took a liking to it, specifically the Bitcoin SV blockchain. “I chose Bitcoin SV because the
promises were all about industries and applications and businesses, so I thought it was the right one for me.”
As he tells Charles Miller in this week’s podcast, there is a lack of digitization in the construction industry.
He notes that issues often arise from communication problems between participants involved in a construction project.
To address those concerns, Dr. Korkmaz found a solution in blockchain. “I thought I might be able to make these processes
more efficient using blockchain,” he notes.
Dr. Korkmaz says Stabilwerk Bau is the first construction company in the world to accept credit tokens as payment
for services. As he explains, Stabilwerk Credits, which run on the BSV blockchain, offer his clients the chance to
pay the company in fiat in exchange for credit tokens. The incentive for those who choose this payment option is to
receive a 10 percent reduction in cost. In addition, Dr. Korkmaz, says Stabilwerk Bau plans to “tokenize the entire
relationship among the actors of construction projects,” to provide for a smoother, swifter and more efficientcommunication process.
Also in the pipeline is the P2P software company he has founded, to offer blockchain solutions to the construction
industry and others. Dr. Korkmaz plans to produce an app that will connect clients to general contractors and general
contractors to subcontractors within an area. The app, which will work exclusively with Bitcoin SV, will be made available to users worldwide.
To know more about Stabilwerk Credit tokens and Dr Korkmaz’s P2P software, check out CoinGeek Conversations podcast here:
“You’ll be able to send BSV pretty much anywhere on the internet, any web pages, any social media platform, as long as you
see a Paymail address somewhere. So if you see a Paymail address on, say, a Medium post, then the extension will highlight
the Paymail and from there you’ll be able to send money directly with just one click.”
PeerSend is a kind of identity management system which Jeff hopes will eliminate the inefficiencies of today’s internet
where users need to register separately with each business. It would mean, he says, that platforms don’t ‘own you’ as they
do now. With PeerSend, all those separate relationships could be “merged together into a single identity and single cash
system.” Jeff’s vision is of a seamless online experience where you only have to give your identity and financial details
once, for use across the internet: “It’s not bound to a currency or country or platform or anything like that.”
So how is that going to work in practice, when it comes to Amazon, for instance, where Jeff says you’ll be able to buy
things without even registering for an Amazon account?
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