Craig Wright is a good friend of BTC News. Without this fake satoshi, the news would be a lot more boring. The last news? Wright has shared a document via Skype with which he assumes to prove that he is the one who coined the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto.
In a recent interview via Skype with Brendan Sulllivan from Modern Consensus, he shared a timestamp document that should reveal the origin of the pseudonym “Satoshi Nakamoto”. The image and document are far too blurry to be able to interpret all details properly.
The Japanese Adam Smith
It seems that Tominaga Nakamoto, one of the leaders of the Japanese “enlightenment movement” in the XVIII century, was the real inspiration for the most famous name in the cryptocurrency community. As you can see above, he shares a JSTOR document.
JSTOR is a digital library that was established in 1995. Originally it contains digitized earlier editions of academic journals.
According to the JSTOR document, the article about Nakamoto was already consulted by Wright on May 1, 2008, six months before the bitcoin whitepaper was published.
Tominaga Nakamoto is actually a kind of Japanese version of Adam Smith. Smith is the moral philosopher and a pioneer in the field of political economy. Adam Smith was also one of the most important figures of Scottish enlightenment. He wrote two influential books called The Theory of Moral Sentiments and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
In a 2016 interview, Wright said he is a fan of Tominaga Nakamoto, a 17th-century Japanese philosopher and merchant. This Nakamoto, was very critical of the normative idea of his time and preferred free trade. Wright said at the time that the reason why Satoshi was chosen as a given name must remain secret.
The anonymity of Satoshi
The real identity of the mysterious creator of bitcoin who manages an estimated 1 million bitcoin is unknown. And that is not surprising, read the story of Phil Zimmermann once again. This is the developer of PGP, which allows you to communicate with other parties without the government, or anyone else, being able to listen. Zimmerman was eventually arrested because of PGP. He entered the same circles as Satoshi and his case may have served as an inspiration for Satoshi to remain anonymous.
In addition, there is also a decentralized aspect. Satoshi as a pseudonym has taken his hands off bitcoin, without being able to blame him. After all, we do not know who to charge. In addition, this has also ensured that bitcoin is truly decentralized in terms of leadership.