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July 03, 2012, 01:54:59 AM
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Safely assuming that Satoshi Nakamoto is a pseudonym, why do you believe he (also, safely assuming, albeit I have another theory) chose that one as his moniker?

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July 03, 2012, 01:11:37 PM
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its an anagram for his real name Katoshi Namasoto
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July 03, 2012, 01:22:37 PM
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I think Bitcoin is almost big enough that SM can soon come out in the open and not fear reprisal. Any publicity gained from attacking [him] as they did Assange would gain more publicity for Bitcoin and would help legitimize it. There is nothing illegal about Bitcoin and any fear shown toward SM would show the strength of Bitcoin. It probably won't be long before we know the face behind Bitcoin.

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July 03, 2012, 03:05:34 PM
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I think Bitcoin is almost big enough that SM can soon come out in the open and not fear reprisal. Any publicity gained from attacking [him] as they did Assange would gain more publicity for Bitcoin and would help legitimize it. There is nothing illegal about Bitcoin and any fear shown toward SM would show the strength of Bitcoin. It probably won't be long before we know the face behind Bitcoin.

To what advantage for him/her?

If Satoshi wasn't interested enough in adulation to reveal his identity years ago; I don't see why he/she would be now.

If anything, the big stack of bitcoins Satoshi holds will be more useful to him if his identity remains secret.  That only becomes more true the bigger bitcoin gets.

My guess is that his identity will never be known; or if it is, it won't be for a long time, possibly after his/our deaths.

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July 03, 2012, 03:16:19 PM
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I think Bitcoin is almost big enough that SM can soon come out in the open and not fear reprisal. Any publicity gained from attacking [him] as they did Assange would gain more publicity for Bitcoin and would help legitimize it. There is nothing illegal about Bitcoin and any fear shown toward SM would show the strength of Bitcoin. It probably won't be long before we know the face behind Bitcoin.

That's twice you referred to Satoshi Nakamoto as SM[sic]. Do yo know something we don't? And don't cop out with, "Oops! I hit the wrong key because M is next to N." either unless, of course, it's the truth.

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July 03, 2012, 06:04:54 PM
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That's twice you referred to Satoshi Nakamoto as SM[sic]. Do yo know something we don't? And don't cop out with, "Oops! I hit the wrong key because M is next to N." either unless, of course, it's the truth.

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Holy crap I found him!

http://grooveshark.com/#!/artist/Satoshi+Makoto/2242082

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July 03, 2012, 09:38:53 PM
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Safely assuming that Satoshi Nakamoto is a pseudonym, why do you believe he (also, safely assuming, albeit I have another theory) choice that one as his moniker?

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His girlfriend at the time was japanese.  In bed she would sometimes yell "Satoshi" which is the real name of her Ex Boyfriend.  So out of feeling creeped out during sex with her, he decided that secretly, HE would now be Satoshi Nakamoto so that when his girlfriend cums, she's cumming for him.

Simply psychology ladies and gentlemen.

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July 04, 2012, 12:11:21 AM
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I'm not going to speculate on identity because it doesn't matter.

My guess is he or one person of "they" were a fan of Pokemon (Satoshi Tajiri, creator of Pokemon, and the producer of the first game boy game, Shinichi Nakamoto).

Another thing someone once pointed out:
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Although he never written in Japanese, let us look at character meaning in Japanese name. Satoshi has many different ways to write, but Nakamoto is same by 99% of surname.

中本 - most common way to write nakamoto

中 - inside or middle
本 - book, or using in word meaning is like main or original

智 - best way to write satoshi, used in words like wisdom, knowledge, a sage.

Hence, "wisdom in story" or, perhaps more eloquent: "wisdom in origin".

These both could have been a basis for the name.

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July 04, 2012, 12:20:07 AM
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I'm not sure if I do yet... Any proof?
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July 04, 2012, 01:56:02 AM
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That's twice you referred to Satoshi Nakamoto as SM[sic]. Do yo know something we don't? And don't cop out with, "Oops! I hit the wrong key because M is next to N." either unless, of course, it's the truth.
IDK, it could be because I often send money to be picked up at SM malls in the Philippines, it could be because it is a type, or it could mean I need to get laid.

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July 04, 2012, 02:36:29 AM
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That's twice you referred to Satoshi Nakamoto as SM[sic]. Do yo know something we don't? And don't cop out with, "Oops! I hit the wrong key because M is next to N." either unless, of course, it's the truth.
IDK, it could be because I often send money to be picked up at SM malls in the Philippines, it could be because it is a type, or it could mean I need to get laid.

You need to get laid! Type should be typo (I think is what you meant). That said, prior to getting laid, here's a good read: http://www.amazon.com/Story-O-Pauline-Reage/dp/0345301110
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July 04, 2012, 03:29:02 AM
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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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July 04, 2012, 03:43:25 AM
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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.
And here I thought it was Nakatomi https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=58770.msg748272#msg748272  Grin

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July 04, 2012, 06:46:04 AM
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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.
And here I thought it was Nakatomi https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=58770.msg748272#msg748272  Grin

And not Naka-Mi(e)-To(o)?

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July 05, 2012, 01:29:16 PM
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Safely assuming that Satoshi Nakamoto is a pseudonym, why do you believe he choice that one as his moniker?
I have a theory about the first name - it was named after the smallest unit a future currency.

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July 05, 2012, 02:00:07 PM
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Safely assuming that Satoshi Nakamoto is a pseudonym, why do you believe he choice that one as his moniker?
I have a theory about the first name - it was named after before the smallest unit a future currency.

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July 05, 2012, 02:52:40 PM
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Safely assuming that Satoshi Nakamoto is a pseudonym, why do you believe he choice that one as his moniker?
I have a theory about the first name - it was named after before the smallest unit a future currency.

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April 21, 2013, 07:01:12 PM
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Safely assuming that Satoshi Nakamoto is a pseudonym, why do you believe he (also, safely assuming, albeit I have another theory) choice that one as his moniker?

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Japanese names are written family name first, thus Nakamoto Satoshi.  Look at the first letter in the family name + first two letters of the given name = NSA.

Nakamoto means "central origin"
Satoshi means "clear-thinking; quick-witted; wise.", ie intelligent

Thus Nakamoto Satoshi can be interpreted as "Central Intelligent"

Thus I believe if he was not *from* the NSA or CIA, he was covertly referring to them in his choice of pseudonym.
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April 22, 2013, 10:07:41 AM
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its an anagram for his real name Katoshi Namasoto
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