Yes, you have read it right. A book by the creator of Bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto might get published, according to a cryptic post submitted on a website linked to Satoshi Nakamoto himself. The website states that a two-part series of books detailing the creation of Bitcoin is currently in the works. The website also includes a cryptogram to reveal names related to the title of the book.
A lot has been said about the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, but no one really knows who he/she is. Some even assume that Satoshi Nakamoto as several people. About the book, Site’s message states –
“First excerpt to a literary work of consisting of two parts. The excerpt is provided. I wanted to include it as a brief glimpse of history. Even for those that can’t read the whole book. I wanted to make this available to everyone. A short story if you will, with some of the most brought up questions and answers. I wanted the people and the facts to be known. Or as much of it. I am still saving most for the books, the best parts hopefully. It’s currently just a possibility for now. In the meantime the excerpt is included.”
This site also includes a cryptogram which purports to reveal names related to the title of the book. Bloomberg claims that the answer of cryptogram is – “Honne and tatamae”. Both are Japanese expressions. The meaning is – “The contrast between a person’s true feelings & desires” and “The behavior and opinions one displays in public.”
Moreover, the website’s message also states –
“I am going to take a moment here to explain something. I know some of you might be reading this or hearing about it for the first time, might not know, so I should stat it publicly, although by now it is assumed, but has never been publicly stated before, so I will make it official. Satoshi Nakamoto is not a real name. Specifically, not a legal name. It is primarily the essence of thoughts and reasons.”
After this recent post, the question might arise – Why would Satoshi Nakamoto publish a book? And more important question why now? Though the first excerpt provided on the website is short and requires more detailed information about the disruptive power of the blockchain. People are more concerned about the excerpt’s creator and thinking that it might be work of someone else as Satoshi Nakamoto hasn’t signed the excerpt or the web page with his own cryptographic key. People are hoping that this excerpt should be a work of the real creator of Bitcoin. Although, the book by Satoshi Nakamoto would be devoured by Bitcoin enthusiasts all around the world for sure.