Bitcoin’s perfect seed (genetic code) had been planted at the right and place. Now it was time for Satoshi to nurture Bitcoin’s development.
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Satoshi chose to be anonymous, which fit the ethos of the Cypherpunks. People can project hopes and dreams on an anonymous individual, ensuring maximal narrative fit.
“It does not matter to the operation of the technology, in the same way that the identity of the inventor of the wheel no longer matters”@saifedean
In his public statements, he focused on ordinary, mainstream users with his tone excited about the many ways bitcoin could be made more convenient or useful.
“Power and scale breed conflict and corruption, that the purest part of any revolution is the beginning.” @dhruvbansal
“In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” — Mark Twain
“Over and over again, the financial system was, in some narrow way, discredited….The rebellion by American youth against the money culture never happened.” — Big Short
“It has the potential for a positive feedback loop; as users increase, the value goes up, which could attract more users to take advantage of the increasing value.” — Satoshi
Those who opt-in to Bitcoin, are trading something abundant for something scarce, trading the past for the future, trading financial dependence for financial sovereignty.