Bitcoin’s Inception: A 340-Web page Guide Compiles All of Satoshi’s Writings in Chronological Order
The mysterious creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, first appeared on the internet when the software programmer (or programmers) published the Bitcoin white paper on Halloween 2008. After the paper was published and the crypto network started, the inventor spent a little time with the community that ran the curated project. People inspired by Nakamoto or interested in researching 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.”
Crypto 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 was compiled by Mill Hill Books and is available in print for $ 29.
All writings were collected and compiled chronologically “with almost no editorial comment”. Many of the resources in the book came from websites such as nakamotoinstitute.org, bitcointalk.org, The Cryptography Mailing List on metzdowd.com, personal emails to and from Dustin Trammel (aka Druid), and personal emails from Mike Hearn and Hal Finney as Gut.
In the “Editor’s Notes” section, there are a few comments that explain why the Compendium of Nakamoto’s Scriptures was compiled.
“Satoshi shot a shot over the bow of the future financial powers,” writes the author. “Bankers, politicians and manipulators of the money supply were not happy about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.”
The editor explains that after a decade, those in power have warmed to the idea of cryptocurrency and essentially to the “inevitability” of this technology. Of course, the mainstream financial institutions are slow and cautious, the author emphasizes.
The editor’s notes also suggest that the financial bigwigs are threatened by the fact that Bitcoin gives individuals “power, freedom and responsibility”.
“As a boy, my brother and I occasionally came across a hornet’s nest while we were playing in the woods,” said the editor.
When we were boys there was really nothing to do but throw or stick a stone or kick a stone. Kicking a hornet’s nest isn’t rational, but it’s just too tempting and just too fun not to do. And when you do you do it quick and then you run like hell.
The editor of the book writes a number of attributes that the creator of Bitcoin had shown in writing, such as the fact that he liked to double up spaces after completing a sentence. Other lessons learned from Nakamoto’s chronological work were that Satoshi was polite, a good teacher, a clear communicator, a fantastic thinker, a heads-down programmer, and a person or group who “values privacy,” the editor said.
In addition, the author writes that it is noteworthy to recognize that “since Satoshi Nakamoto is unknown, Satoshi’s gender is unknown”.
The editor adds:
Satoshi can be a man, a woman, or a group. Since サ ト シ is generally a male name in Japan, reference is made to Satoshi here [in this book] with singular masculine pronouns.
The book, compiled by Mill Hill Books, has a lot to digest, as Nakamoto wrote 539 times on bitcointalk.org, and there are roughly 34 publicly known emails. The compendium of Nakamoto’s writings is 340 pages long and ends with the last message from Satoshi in March 2014 when the programmer (or programmers) allegedly wrote:
I am not Dorian Nakamoto.
The editor notes that the authenticity of this particular message has not been fully verified and the post has been discussed for legitimacy.
“Despite his focused, logical, and business-oriented tendencies, it seems to me to be a little boyish about him,” concludes the editor’s note. “This is seldom shown, but there is what is revealed in rare glimmers in his writings. This leads to a final conclusion … Satoshi is human. “
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