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September 14, 2012, 10:45:50 PM
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The origin of the name Satoshi Nakamoto may be related to the very famous Japanese musician:
                                 "Ryuichi Sakamoto"
Also it may have a connection with the word "Satori" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satori
which makes me think he likes Buddhism and Zen.

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September 14, 2012, 10:50:01 PM
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Ugh I can't remember his name exactly, but there's an established cryptographer with a name like Hiroshi Osaka or something ridiculously similar to Satoshi's name. Quite a bit more relevant than this connection. Can't really give too much meaning to similar looking anglicanized Japanese names.

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September 16, 2012, 10:24:23 PM
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Satoshi Nakomoto is word most likely invented by westerner. Like Yamomoto Kamikaze or Sepukku Fujitsu.

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September 17, 2012, 12:14:05 AM
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As for the origin of the name, this was the best I've ever offered up.

I'm inclined to lean toward the following reason:

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/11/mf_bitcoin/
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When they weren’t busy mining, the faithful tried to solve the mystery of the man they called simply Satoshi. On a bitcoin IRC channel, someone noted portentously that in Japanese Satoshi means “wise.” Someone else wondered whether the name might be a sly portmanteau of four tech companies: SAmsung, TOSHIba, NAKAmichi, and MOTOrola. It seemed doubtful that Nakamoto was even Japanese. His English had the flawless, idiomatic ring of a native speaker.
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September 17, 2012, 04:16:31 AM
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Satoshi Nakomoto is word most likely invented by westerner. Like Yamomoto Kamikaze or Sepukku Fujitsu.

Agreed. 'Satoshi Nakamoto' had always sounded unnatural to me.


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September 17, 2012, 09:22:47 AM
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Satoshi Nakomoto is word most likely invented by westerner. Like Yamomoto Kamikaze or Sepukku Fujitsu.

Agreed. 'Satoshi Nakamoto' had always sounded unnatural to me.

Why?  It's a Japanese surname and a very common first name.

Nakamoto could be translated as "the centre of things".
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September 17, 2012, 09:28:10 AM
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As for Satoshi, I'm pretty shure he/she/they came up with this name due to this: http://findsatoshi.wordpress.com/

Its a game going on for years now (Started July 31, 2006) and is older than BTC.

Nakamoto --> No Idea.

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September 17, 2012, 10:09:10 AM
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Satoshi Nakomoto is word most likely invented by westerner. Like Yamomoto Kamikaze or Sepukku Fujitsu.

Agreed. 'Satoshi Nakamoto' had always sounded unnatural to me.

Why?  It's a Japanese surname and a very common first name.

Nakamoto could be translated as "the centre of things".

Something about the construct doesn't sound right. I had never heard that Japanese name pair before.

I believe there is some traditional conventions as to which first and last names to pair.

It's kind of like "Bart Rockefeller". It's just weird, but a Japanese kid might think it's a perfectly OK name from watching American TV.







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September 17, 2012, 11:15:32 AM
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Satoshi Nakomoto is word most likely invented by westerner. Like Yamomoto Kamikaze or Sepukku Fujitsu.

Agreed. 'Satoshi Nakamoto' had always sounded unnatural to me.
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Seriously, people give unnatural, or even downright ridiculous names to their children. My granny had a neighbour and his name could be roughly translated as "IWelcomeYou".

As for Satoshi, from what I've heard, he most likely isn't japanese.

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September 17, 2012, 11:37:46 AM
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^They have 'race' on their passports? How quaint.


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September 17, 2012, 04:05:14 PM
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I had also heard it was from a popular game or cartoon character.

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November 05, 2017, 11:03:22 AM
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SAmsung TOSHIba NAKAmichi MOTOrola
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November 29, 2017, 10:26:38 AM
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I saw in another thread they have found him lol  Grin
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December 12, 2017, 04:32:46 AM
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I think they just wanted to create a name which sounds funny in the West.

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