Who is Joseph Lin?
Many of us have stared at the Bytecoin Team Members list on Bytecoin.org and wondered just who they were — or more precisely, who they are. Are they still around? Are they layered in pseudonyms to protect their identities? If so, why?
There are so many ways to search the internet that one can get lost in the noise of it. Sometimes it’s better to be obvious. In other words, you can ask the question of any number of search engines (Google, Mozilla FireFox, DuckDuckgo, or even TOR) and get a thousand answers, all speculation; or you can click around.
So click around. Try the “News” heading, instead of the “All” setting.
For example, you can begin with this article on Bytecoin.org:
The guest author is Ray Patterson, but don’t read the article. That’s not what I’m on about. Instead search for “Ray Patterson” and “Bytecoin” in quotes.
A little ways down in your search results you should see another article on Coin Telegraph. It’s dated July 8, 2015. Follow this link:
Did you see the name associated with the article? Joseph Lin?
There it is, but is it? Is Joseph Lin really Neocortex of Bytecoin fame? Is he or was he really the lead programmer of Bytecoin. The fortepiano player who favors the works of composer Johann Bach. And who really cares if he plays with his organ?
If we can trust the name, Lin seems to be of Taiwanese descent, but he could just as easily be from China or any number of Asian countries. So we are no closer here. It’s like the name Smith or Jones.
We can explore Lin’s alleged Alma Mater: University of California, Berkeley. That’s a ride. Lin is a common name. Good luck.
The same goes for attempting to search Lin’s college or alleged degrees. There are so many possibilities.
Here are some curious tidbits, however.
July 9, 2015. Joseph Lin publishes…
Was he trying to expose the weaknesses of Bitcoin then? Sure.
July 16, 2015. Joseph Lin pops ups again. This time commenting about DigitalNote in the this article:
Lin gives us some useful information. It is also curious that he cares about dissidents. This makes me think he is Chinese or maybe a Hong Konger. He’s chomping under the “bit” of oppression.
October 7, 2015. Here is another tantalizing clue:
Well, that didn’t happen, but again we find Joseph Lin lurking about. He apparently asked a question about Neucoin, but it went unanswered.
Then nothing. At least nothing obvious. Did something happen on October 7, 2015? Why did he drop from view?
My point here? There are so many bloggers out there who tell us that there are few if any leads to the mysterious Bytecoin Team Members. Here is one: Joseph Lin.
Can we track him or is this just another dead end?
How about you Joseph Lin aka Neocortex, do you care to respond?