However also see Wei Dai's B-money, and Nick Szabos bit-gold, and also some old cypherpunks discussions involving those people and Ian Grigg (systemics SOX server), and others, and some anonymous participants too - there were a group of people trying hard to find a way to make distributed ecash work. Maybe Satoshi was one of them (anonymous or not). One of the anonymous participants certainly seemed more positive on the feasibility of the proto-bitcoin plan laid out there in 1999. Or if we nearly worked it out, maybe someone new figured out the same thing. We didnt give up on the cocnept