The mysterious creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, first appeared on the web when the software programmer (or programmers) published the Bitcoin white paper on Halloween 2008. After the paper was published and the crypto network launched, the inventor spent some time through with the community to support the project. People who are inspired by Nakamoto or who enjoy exploring the engineer’s work can get a physical copy of Satoshi’s writings in their entirety from a book called “Kicking the Hornet’s Nest”.
Cryptocurrency advocates can now take advantage of a book called “Kicking the Hornet’s Nest: The Complete Writings, Emails and Forum Posts of Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency.” The compendium of the Bitcoin maker‘s writings were collected by Mill Hill Books and is available in printed form for $ 29.
All writings were collected and compiled chronologically “with almost no editorial comment”. Many of the book’s resources came from sites like nakamotoinstitute.org, bitcointalk.org, The Cryptography Mailing List at metzdowd.com, personal emails to and from Dustin Trammel (aka Druid), and personal emails from Mike Hearn and Hal Finney also.
There is a little commentary in the “Editor’s Notes” section, which explains why the compendium of Nakamoto’s writings was compiled.
“Satoshi fired a shot at the bow of the financial powers that are,” the author writes. “Bankers, politicians and money supply manipulators were not happy with Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.”
The editor explains that after a decade, those in power are warming to the idea of cryptocurrency and essentially “the inevitability” of this technology. Of course, financial incumbents are slow and cautious, the author points out.
The editor’s notes also suggest that the financial bigwigs are threatened by the fact that bitcoin “gives power, freedom and responsibility to the individual”.
“As a boy, my brother and I would occasionally hit a wasp nest while playing in the woods,” the editor said.
When we did that, as boys, there was really nothing to do but throw a stone, throw a stick at it or kick it. Kicking a hornet’s nest isn’t rational, it’s just too tempting and just too fun not to do it. And when you do it, you do it quickly and then you run like crazy.
The editor of the book writes some attributes that the creator of Bitcoin displayed when he wrote, such as the fact that he liked to use double space bar after a sentence is complete. Other insights gleaned from Nakamoto’s chronological work included that Satoshi was polite, a good teacher, a clear communicator, a fantastic thinker, a head-down programmer and a person or group who “ values privacy, ” said the editor.
In addition, the author writes that it is remarkable to recognize that “since Satoshi Nakamoto is unknown, Satoshi’s gender is unknown.”
The editor added:
Satoshi can be male, female or group. However, since サ ト シ is generally a masculine name in Japan, Satoshi is referred to here [in this book] using singular masculine pronouns.
The book curated by Mill Hill Books has a lot to digest, as Nakamoto wrote 539 times on bitcointalk.org, and there are about 34 publicly known emails. The compendium of Nakamoto’s writings is 340 pages long and ends with Satoshi’s last post in March 2014 when the programmer (or programmers) reportedly wrote:
I am not Dorian Nakamoto.
The editor notes that the authenticity of this particular message has not been fully verified and that the message has been discussed for its legitimacy.
“Despite his focused, logical, business-minded tendencies, there seems to be a little boyishness about him,” the editor concludes. This is rarely shown, but it is there, revealed in rare glint in his writings. This leads to a final conclusion … Satoshi is human. “
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