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'We are all Satoshi': Girt by CNET podcast 53

The Australian Government wants to encourage innovation, Kogan hyperlocates a pop-up store and the creator of bitcoin might finally be revealed.

Our Prime Minister wants an "ideas boom" to reverberate around the nation. Turnbull has committed AU$1.1 billion to help fund the culture of "agility" and "innovation" required to meet the challenges of a "disruptive environment." Ignoring the conspicuously dotcom language, the package is significant and includes a funding boost for the CSIRO as well as tax breaks for start-ups.

Is Ruslan Kogan backtracking on his usual view of traditional retail with the launch of a physical Kogan store? Not quite. The Melbourne based pop-up is not only a good bit of marketing for the confident retail icon, but also a rather clever experiment in using data analytics to create a shopping experience designed specifically around what products are being bought in a particular location.

Is the creator of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin actually an Aussie? That's the word according to documents leaked this week to a number of news outlets. It's claimed that Craig Steven Wright is the person pseudonymously known as Satoshi Nakamoto, although a posting to the bitcoin-dev mailing list from someone claiming to be Satashi denied it. "I am not Craig Wright," the post said, following it up with the confusing: "We are all Satoshi." So there's that.

Finally, we check out the Infinity modular laptop. It's a new hardware initiative being developed in Australia that aims to get a low-cost, easily upgraded laptop into the hands of primary school kids around the country.

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