Even though there is a mystery about who Satoshi actually is, there should be no doubt that Nick Szabo is the intellectual godfather of Bitcoin. Szabo is a polymath who has written insightful and ground-breaking ideas in blog articles about computer science, law, economics & history. Szabo graduated as a Computer Science major at the University of Washington and has a law degree at George Washington University. In the early 1990’s, Szabo worked under David Chaum at DigiCash, an Internet startup that built eCash, one of the first digital cash systems of the Internet era. Szabo was also part of the early cypherpunks movement, a group of activists promoting cryptography and privacy technologies primarily over an email list.