David Schwartz: “When I Found Bitcoin…”

February 20, 2022 12:56 pm Comments

David Schwartz continues to be one of the most enigmatic, fascinating characters in all of cryptocurrencies.

So much so that many people suspect he may be Satoshi — or affiliated with the Satoshi group.

We actually wrote about this a while back and Mr. Joel Katz himself (Schwartz) responded to our article!

If you missed that you have to check this out.

Here is where he denied being Satoshi — kind of.

Is David Schwartz Satoshi? @JoelKatz Responds!

He has, however, admitted to “optimizing” the Bitcoin code and to working on it VERY early on in 2011.

To wit:

David Schwartz Confirms He “Optimized” Bitcoin Code In 2011

So with all of that in mind, I found this latest presentation he did for the XRP Ledger Foundation incredibly fascinating!

(Video at the bottom of this article)

But one line in particular stood out.

Near the beginning he talks about when he “found” Bitcoin.

It’s probably just me wanting to hear what I want to hear, but it almost sounded like he really wanted to say “founded” with the -ed added to the end.

I wasn’t the only one who picked up on it:

And this:

That was just the start.

Most of you were more concerned with what he was wearing…

Like this:

And this:

And this:

My take?

First of all, I don’t think he looks bad at all, could have maybe dressed up a bit for the event.

But it seems very common for geniuses to not care much about clothing.

Steve Jobs famously adopted one single outfit (the whitewashed jeans and black mock turtleneck) so he didn’t have to think about clothes each day.

I don’t put him in the genius category, but Mark Zuckerberg has done the same thing with his t-shirt and hoodie.

So it doesn’t surprise me at all that David is not concerned with fashion.

He has much bigger things to put his energy towards.

But then the comments shifted to one particular item of clothing: his belt buckle.

If you would please excuse me for zooming in on David’s crotchall region, you can see it here:


And apparently so do many of you:

I’m getting that bad boy and wearing it into work the day $XRP hits $20!

And now for everyone interested in what he had to actually say, please enjoy this fascinating interview from the one and only David Schwartz aka Joel Katz:

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