Satoshi Nakamoto himself CREATED Bitcoin,
AND he also personified the SPIRIT of Bitcoin.

He was a perfect role model, demonstrating the highest intelligence, the highest integrity and, in fact, the greatest generosity.

He solved what experts said was an unsolvable problem — The Byzantine General’s problem.
But he didn’t just simply solve this problem with any traditional strategy.
He solved this war game by turning it into a cooperation game.
Most of us grew up playing competitive games, not cooperative ones.
Games with winners and also losers.
Bitcoin is a cooperative game.
And everyone who participates wins.

BITCOIN
AN INVENTION TO FREE MEN FROM GOVERNMENTS THAT EXPLOIT THEM THROUGH MONETARY MANIPULATION.

A MAN-MADE SOCIAL SYSTEM,
RELYING ONLY ON THE GOD-GIVEN OR METAPHYSICALLY-GIVEN AND UNBREAKABLE RULES OF THE UNIVERSE.
A SOCIAL SYSTEM WITH RULES BUT NO RULERS.

BITCOIN!

DEFENDED AND PROTECTED BY THE EVER GROWING, NEVER RESTING, WORLDWIDE ARMY OF BITCOIN PLEBS.
BITCOINERS!

PROUD SENTINELS!
MILITIA-MEN!
NODE RUNNERS!
THINKERS!
MERCHANTS!
CUSTOMERS!
PARENTS!
TEACHERS!

MOST OF ALL:
HUMAN BEINGS!
FREE, RESPONSIBLE,
HUMAN BEINGS.

PRESERVING AND PROTECTING THE INTEGRITY OF THE SYSTEM.
THE INTEGRITY OF THE BLOCKCHAIN.
THE INTEGRITY OF THE SOFTWARE.
THE INTEGRITY OF THEIR COMMUNITY.

BITCOIN!

THE FIRST EVER SOCIAL CONTRACT ENFORCED BY THE LAWS OF PHYSICS THEMSELVES.
INDESTRUCTIBLE.
ACCESSIBLE TO ALL.
IMMUTABLE.
INCORRUPTIBLE.

BITCOIN.

FORGED FROM THE STRONGEST MATHEMATICAL FORMULAE.
IRREVERSIBLE CRYPTOGRAPHY.
IRREFUTABLE.
PROVABLE.
INALIENABLE.
UNSEIZABLE.
SECURE.
BITCOIN.

A SOCIAL SYSTEM
WHICH NOBODY IS FORCED INTO.
WHICH ALL ITS PARTICIPANTS FREELY CHOOSE TO JOIN.

SO SAY IT PROUD. SAY IT STRONG:

I 👏 AM 👏 A 👏 BITCOINER 👏 !
“BY MY CHOICE.
“BECAUSE IT IS THE GREATEST MONEY.
“THE SOUNDEST MONEY.
“THE SOUNDEST SOCIAL SYSTEM, THAT WE HAVE EVER KNOWN.”

AND MONEY IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT PART OF HUMANITY.
LET’S NOT BE ASHAMED OF OUR NEED FOR MONEY.
MONEY WHICH ALLOWS US TO STORE OUR ENERGY FOR THE FUTURE.
MONEY WHICH ALLOWS US TO TRADE OUR STORED ENERGY FOR THE ENERGY OF OTHER PEOPLE.
MONEY WHICH THOSE OTHERS WILL GLADLY ACCEPT FROM US SO THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO EXCHANGE IT FOR THE ENERGY OF OTHER PEOPLE IN THEIR FUTURE.

AND NOW WE HAVE THIS INCORRUPTIBLE MONEY.
A MONEY THAT CANNOT BE CONJURED UP BY CROOKED POLITICIANS.
A MONEY THAT CAN NEITHER BE CREATED ANY FASTER THAN THE STRICT RULES OF THE SOCIAL SYSTEM ALLOW,
NOR IN GREATER QUANTITY THAN THOSE RULES ALLOW.
MONEY THAT PLAYS BY THE RULES
AND NEVER CHEATS
AND NEVER LETS ANYONE CHEAT!

THAT IS WHY BITCOIN IS DESTINED TO BECOME
THE MONEY OF HONEST PEOPLE,
THE MONEY OF GOOD PEOPLE.
THE MONEY OF FREE PEOPLE.
ALL OVER THE WORLD.

AND NOT JUST BECAUSE THEY WERE FREE IN THE FIRST PLACE,
BUT BECAUSE BITCOIN FREED THEM.
BITCOIN IS THE AGENT OF FREEDOM.
IT IS THE ESCAPE FROM THE MONETARY OPPRESSION
OF INFLATION,
OF HYPERINFLATION,
OF STIMULUS,
OF BAILOUTS.
FREE OF ALL MANIPULATION.

All this is what was borne out of Satoshi’s intelligence,
His integrity,
and
His generosity.

Satoshi conceived it all
and he birthed it into the world.
AND HE cared for it
until it was able to care for itself.
And then he let it take care of itself.
As he receded into the shadows,
never to be seen again.

He surrendered the fame.
He surrendered the wealth.
He surrendered the power.

He generously gave us this gift
a gift that would
end oppression,
end elitism,
end corruption and
end theft.

And He asked for nothing in return.
NOTHING FOR HIMSELF.

BUT HE LEFT US THIS GIFT.
HIS GIFT.
A GIFT WHICH WAS NOT JUST BITCOIN,
ALTHOUGH THAT WOULD CERTAINLY HAVE BEEN ENOUGH.

HE ALSO LEFT US HIS EXAMPLE.

LET US BE INSPIRED BY HIS EXAMPLE.
LET US BE IN AWE
OF HIS INTELLIGENCE,
OF HIS INTEGRITY AND HONESTY,
AND OF HIS GENEROSITY.
LET US KNOW THAT IT IS POSSIBLE FOR HUMAN BEINGS TO BE LIKE SATOSHI.
LET US STRIVE FOR A DAY WHEN ALL ARE ADMIRERS OF SATOSHI,
WHEN WE ARE ALL BITCOINERS,
A DAY WHEN WE ARE ALL SATOSHI.

Destroying the lies that imprison people