Good Monday morning, Austin. Hope you had a great weekend.
Here are some of the stories creating buzz around the tech world this morning.
The Bitcoin mystery: Is it solved?
Since Bitcoin's creation in 2009, its origins -- and its creator -- have remained a mystery.
Now, an Australian computer scientist named Craig Steven Wright has publicly identified himself as "Satoshi Nakamoto," the name long used for the founder of the cryptocurrency.
Wright told the BBC, the Economist and GQ that he is the father of Bitcoin. He has also published a blog that he says includes cryptographic proof for the claim.
Speculation over the mystery flourished in recent years, and multiple media outlets carried out investigations that sought to unmask the founder. At least a dozen of people have been named as Bitcoin creators.
The BBC reported that in its meeting with Wright, he "digitally signed messages using cryptographic keys created during the early days of Bitcoin's development. The keys are inextricably linked to blocks of bitcoins known to have been created or "mined" by Satoshi Nakamoto."
However, some skeptics say they need more proof before accepting that Wright is, in fact, the creator of Bitcoin.
Researchers: Samsung’s SmartThings have some security problems
Samsung markets its SmartThings as a single, command and control center for all your home Internet of Things devices. However, The Verge and other tech sites report, the system has some security issues. Researchers at the University of Michigan say they have found design flaws in Samsung's SmartThings platform that could allow a malicious app to unlock doors, set home access codes, falsely set off smoke alarms, or put devices on vacation mode, among other attacks.
Reviewing the new Kindle Oasis
The folks over at CNet have taken a close look at Amazon's latest Kindle reader, and their take is: A really impressive e-reader, but with a painfully high price tag.
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