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Last week, The Verge reported on a self-proclaimed Satoshi who had appeared to drum up interest in a new blockchain — and the mysterious figure’s scheme now seems to have attracted interest from some of the cryptocurrency world’s most influential players. Emails shared by the mysterious developer reveal weeks of planning alongside a major investor and several SEC officials, many details of which have been independently verified by The Verge. Throughout August, the supposed Satoshi and prominent Bitcoin investor Tim Draper were in discussions for an initial coin offering based on the new coin blockchain — talks that seem to have abruptly dropped off when Draper lost faith in the scheme late last week.

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