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Amaury Sechet

Amaury Sechet is a pioneer, developer best known for his work as the lead developer of the Bitcoin ABC client and for creating . He is also building the project.

Early Career and Education

Amaury Sechet earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from Ecole Supérieure d'Electronique de l'Ouest-ESEOAngers in 2009. He worked for Hub'Sales as a Web Consultant and Lead Developer from 2009 to 2012. Amaury later worked as a software engineer at Facebook from 2012 to 2016 before moving on to Bitcon ABC.[1][4] Amaury was the lead developer of Bitcoin ABC and is the creator of , has taken the lead with eCash — his latest project. [2]

eCash

eCash was built by early developers who have been Amaury Sechet has been involved in the crypto world since before the emergence of Bitcoin, actively opposing software patents and working to solve the problem of internet and financial privacy long before  
Sechet delved into Bitcoin's code and made significant contributions. [8]

“eCash opens the door to possibilities previously unattainable by combining the core tech behind Bitcoin’s success – the same fixed supply, halving schedule, and genesis block – with the latest Proof of Stake consensus and protocol governance.”

Controversy

In 2019, the Bitcoin community had its eye-rolling when Amaury Sechet, the self-described “benevolent dictator” of the Bitcoin ABC claimed he was in a tweet [3]. Although bitcoin core developer Gregory Maxwell claims that pretending to be Satoshi could be easier than expected, and according to some hypotheses, Amaury Sechet would be joking,[7] perhaps just to show how easy it can be to try to pretend to be Satoshi. In other tweets, he said [5]

Crypto Coin News asked me about being Satoshi. I obviously told them I was. Because I am.

wikiHowever, in an interview with CCN in 2019, Amaury Sechet said he didn't create Bitcoin and the move was a demonstration of what other scammers have done. [6]

“It was a demonstration of what other scammers have done. It takes the wind out of their sails. Craig Wright, others before him. Others will do it after.”

“So, for example, a couple years ago Craig Wright claimed to ‘prove he was Satoshi’ by simply copying some pre-existing signatures out of the blockchain and posting somewhat obfuscated instructions on verifying them. It was figured out pretty quickly, but still managed to fool a lot of people– they were too caught up in the mumbojumbo to think of the obvious.”

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