Jackson Dumont

 4. July 2020      

Blockstream’s CSO, Samson Mow, explored a variety of topics in his latest interview on Cointelegraph’s YouTube channel. Watch the full interview above and be sure to subscribe to the channel for more cryptomoney content each week!


Blockchain in the games

Mow is not only the director of strategy at Blockstream, but also the founder and CEO of the game development company Pixelmatic. He created the company after working for two years as Production Manager for Ubisoft in China.


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His interest in gaming economies stems from his experience playing Lineage 2. He remembers that he and a friend conducted a gold farming operation that involved buying and selling accounts. Coincidentally, his username from those days inspired his Twitter ID, Excellion.


He goes on to explain that he sees the merger of blockchain and games as the advent of a new type of game economy: one in which the game currency can operate separately from the game itself.


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Is that Adam Back Satoshi?

Satoshi Nakamoto’s identity has never been confirmed. Since Bitcoin Profit inception, there has been rampant speculation and even outright self-proclamation about the identity of its elusive creator. More recently, a YouTuber called Barely Sociable released a 40-minute research video that claims Blockstream’s CEO Adam Back is the most likely candidate to be Satoshi.


As a close colleague of Back’s, Mow explains why he thinks Blockstream’s CEO is “too slick” to be Satoshi. According to Mow, it’s reasonable that any of the early participants in Bitcoin would be its creator:


“You could pick Nick, you could pick Wei Dai, Hal Finney, Adam Back. They’re all candidates because they all share that common background and interests. If you choose to look for Satoshi, you can find Satoshi. It’s very easy.


Be sure to watch the full video to get an in-depth look at the potential for blockchain in gaming economies, the balancing act involved with putting games in a blockchain, and whether Satoshi’s identity should remain a secret.


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