In late 80s, Stornetta joined the legendary Bell labs, he had come from the West Coast; where he had been working at Xerox XRX, another hotbed of innovation. When he came to Bell labs, Stornetta was already working on an open problem. Stornetta had been witness to a scandal, which was the publication of a remarkable result by a prominent researcher in biology; this remarkable result was the result of manipulation.
Scientist Scott Stornetta gave a presentation this Saturday, May 30, 2020, curated by the Government Blockchain Association Of UAE. The birth of the blockchain is among the many topics he discussed. Stornetta and his colleague, cryptographer Stuart Haber’s three papers were referenced in Satoshi Nakamoto’s 2009 bitcoin whitepaper. Hence, there was speculation that Stornetta is Satoshi Nakomoto. For what it is worth, he denied being Nakamoto in Japanese, which he speaks.