‘Bitcoin, the Book’ by Ghost Nakamoto
There is a rumor in the digital asset dome that the unknown creator of Bitcoin writing a book about it.
The rumor emanated from a cryptic message posted Friday at a website that may be linked to Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym used by the person or people who/that released the original Bitcoin white paper in Y 2008.
The site details the “1st excerpt to a literary work consisting of 2 parts” that promises to be “a short story if you will, with some of the most brought up Q&A’s. I wanted the people and the facts to be known.”
In Nakamoto’s style, it even includes a cryptogram, which when solved reveals names related to the title of the book.
The answer to the cryptogram appears to be “honne and tatamae,” which according to Wikipedia is a Japanese expression that describes “the contrast between a person’s true feelings and desires” and “the behavior and opinions one displays in public.”
Lots of journalists have tried and failed to discover the true identity of Nakamoto, and it is still a secret within the CryptoDome.
There is an excerpt posted on website, wherein the author lists pioneers in early digital asset research such as Adam Back, Wei Dai, David Chaum and Hal Finney.
There are also strange bits in the text
The author refers to the “1st” Genesis block for Bitcoin. This was the 1st block in the Bitcoin blockchain released by Nakamoto in early Y 2009, the excerpt implies that there are more than 1.
The author claims that Ghost Nakamoto got involved in the cypherpunk movement that spawned Bitcoin as a 14-year-old.
Making the point: “I’m going to take a moment here to explain something. I know that some of you might be reading this or hearing about it for the 1st time, might not know, so I should state it publicly, although by now it is assumed, but has never been publicly stated before, so I will make it official,” the author writes.
“Satoshi Nakamoto is not a real name. Specifically, not a legal name. It is primarily the essence of thoughts and reason.” It is a Ghost.
A book by the Ghost Nakamoto will be devoured by Bitcoin enthusiasts around the world.
“It was inevitable.”
Currently Bitcoin is trading at 6,415.0049,+25.9399, or +0.41% at the close: 1:23aBST, the market is closed.
Have a terrific weekend.