- Craig Wright recently showed off this week a document that highlights how the former title originally came from.
- Wright showed the document to the interviewer which cites an article from the digital database of academic journals.
Supposed Bitcoin creator and Self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright recently showed off this week a document that highlights how the former title originally came from.
In a new interview published by Modern Consensus at the end of last week, Wright showed the document to the interviewer which cites an article from the digital database of academic journals dated January 2008.
The article talks about someone called Tominaga Nakamoto, a Japanese philosopher who lived between 1715 and 1746 in the country. The document in question also included the following:
“Nakamoto is the Japanese Adam Smith. Honest Ledger + Micro Cash. Satoshi is Intelligent History. Not too hard.”
The computer scientist said that he chose the name of Nakamoto in honour of Tominaga. As the above states, the handwritten note compares the original Nakamoto to Adam Smith, a man who is often considered to be the ‘father’ of modern economics. When he was asked on Nakamoto’s economic ideas and whether they were the reason he chose the name:
“In part, yes. He wrote about money and honest money and the rational nature of things. The shogun [feudal ruler] at the time was in financial crisis, and economic austerity. [...] I like the description of him, and I got into his brother, Tōka. ‘Nakamoto was upright and quiet but impatient in character’ and I thought: ‘That sounds like me.’”
Wright claims to be the creator of Bitcoin and over the past several months, he and one of his old colleagues, David Kleiman have been in a lengthy legal battle after Wright was accused of stealing thousands upon thousands of bitcoins, said to be worth more than $5 billion.
It will be interesting to see how this situation plays out. For more news on this and other crypto updates, keep it with CryptoDaily!