Satoshi Nakamoto, the mystery of BitCoin and Guerrero Moneda
When you're born into a prison, raised in a prison, live in a prison and die in a prison, you probably haven't any idea of it truly. It's not arguable that the all of us are imprisoned by a financial system in some form or another. Banks are the high walls, debt and credit: the guards patrolling and shaking us down abusively. Some where very far away, the Warden, the USD, feasts on our labour. A name, the name of Satoshi Nakamoto, saw this prison for what it was. The name tried to free us from prison.
In 2009, a person or persons, named Satoshi Nakamoto released the following statement in a paper:
“The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that’s required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust. Banks must be trusted to hold our money and transfer it electronically, but they lend it out in waves of credit bubbles with barely a fraction in reserve. We have to trust them with our privacy, trust them not to let identity thieves drain our accounts. Their massive overhead costs make micropayments impossible.”
This was the time when BitCoin, the world's first cryptocurrency was created. Although there is a lot of information (and misinformation) about BitCoin, cryptocurrency and the idea of blockchain anything, there is very little actually known about Nakamoto.
It is a popular theory that Nakamoto is actually just a handle, not an actual name of an actual person. Some say he's a group of people operating under that handle. Some say he's Elon Musk's alter ego (I like that one). Several prominent figures in the cryptocurrency space have made the claim that they are Nakamoto as well, no of the claims verifiable in any way. Some even say that they aren't even a person at all but rather an artificial intelligence (this is my ideal theory) that has been unplugged from the wall, collecting dust in a basement somewhere in Carlsbad.
I like to think that Satoshi is an Ai and now exists as an NFT artist making digital luchadors in it's spare time.
The team here at LuchaCoin, myself, Angus Wakefield, RedArm and Kobra Kai really debated when to release the Guerrero Moneda LuchaCoin. It is clearly modelled after the Goliath of decentralized currency, BitCoin. Moneda was created and designed to be a hero, a technico, in the LuchaCoin series. Much like Bitcoin was a saviour for those of us trapped in traditional banking prison.
So in ceremonius fashion, today, the10 year anniversary of Satoshi Nakamoto's disappearance we have officially released Moneda on Rarible and OpenSea.
Whoever Satoshi Nakamoto is, we hope that he, she, they, them, see our tribute LuchaCoin NFT and understand how much we appreciate what they have done for us.
Do you think Guerrero Moneda is a fitting tribute? Take a look at the rare 10 item run on Rarible here and tell us what you think.
(Satoshi Cyborg image from an article by Josiah Swaime https://hedgetrade.com/who-is-satoshi-nakamoto/)