Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin State Of Mind

Imagine Tupac Shakur (also known professionally as 2Pac) coming back to discover modern rap music. At the very least, he would have some questions, “What the fuck is ‘mumble’ rap?” Not that 2Pac invented rap, but he’s certainly a contender for the greatest rapper of all time, so assuming he would have input is no stretch.

Satoshi Nakamoto coming back to discover modern “crypto” might experience something similar. Building something as elegant and necessary as Bitcoin, then later realizing the market is hungry for countless imitations, might be confusing and insulting. Nakamoto clearly had a vision.

Based on his own words, and the specifications of Bitcoin, we should feel confident while speculating on his vision. In other words, what do we think he was trying to accomplish for generations to come? We can start by eliminating some common suspicions. If his dormant coins are any indicator, then he wasn’t motivated by profits. His anonymity is apparently important to him because even after Bitcoin became globally recognized, his identity is still unknown, so he’s unlikely motivated by fame or recognition (if he’s still alive).

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