On Tuesday, both Wired and Gizmodo dropped a big bombshell: According to “leaked” (Wired) or “hacked” (Gizmodo) documents
I am completely serious in suggesting Satoshi Nakamoto for the Prize. The invention of bitcoin -- a digital currency -- is nothing short of revolutionary.
OK. BUT WHY WOULD I USE IT? HOW DO I GET BITCOIN? A digital currency. But unlike Visa or PayPal, there's no centralized operation
Just as a true artist lives by his or her art--creating and being remembered through a legacy of masterpieces--Nakamoto's anonymity perfectly mirrors the anonymity of his Bitcoin masterpiece.
Nevertheless, the BITCOIN idea is sheer Proustian in its alternative logic and shares the main features of Harai's description "humans are different because they inhabit an imagined world."
Newsweek did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The magazine, which used the Nakamoto cover story to launch
"It sounded like I was involved before with Bitcoin and looked like I'm not involved now. That's not what I meant. I want
4. He probably hasn't worked a real job in 13 years His daughter told Newsweek her father briefly worked for the Federal
Bitcoin true believers really do hope, even perhaps intend, that their new currency subverts and supplants a state-based system they believe to be non-consensual and coercive. In the end, however, the state's role will be vindicated.