“Satoshi Nakamoto” is the pseudonym used by the person(s) who created Bitcoin. We do not know who they are, whether they are still alive, whether it was more than one person, whether they were a ‘good person’ or a ‘bad person.’ Geometric proofs and Euclid’s identity. You know parallel lines don’t intersect in a three-dimensional space because when you studied the proofs in school, you started from certain axioms, and if they were violated there was an absurd outcome. The axioms hold true not because Euclid told us they do, but because we have independently verified their truth. Bitcoin works not because Satoshi Nakamoto said so, but because we have independently verified the operations underpinning it and continue to use it ourselves. It does not matter who Satoshi is, any more than it matters who Euclid is.
This is part of a talk which took place at the JW Marriott Sahar (International Airport) on March 26th 2017 in Mumbai, India: https://www.townscript.com/e/bitcoin-talk-by-the-world-famous-andreas-antonopoulos-203132
Why Satoshi’s Identity Doesn’t Matter – https://youtu.be/D2lZxl53TLY
Can patent law slow down Bitcoin? – https://youtu.be/aGQKc-dQNC4
The Stories We Tell About Money – https://youtu.be/ONvg9SbauMg
Privacy, Identity, Surveillance and Money – https://youtu.be/Vcvl5piGlYg
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin.
He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters.
THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
[NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388
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