A statue of Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin, has been unveiled in Budapest, Hungary. “The statue is made of bronze, the face is made of a special bronze-aluminium composite, thus every visitor can see their own face when looking at Satoshi. We are all Satoshi.”
Statue Representing ‘We Are All Satoshi’ in Honor of Bitcoin’s Creator
A statue of bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, was unveiled Thursday in the capital of Hungary, Budapest. It is located in Graphisoft Park. According to the initiative’s website:
The goal of the statue is to honor Satoshi Nakamoto … his work is truly something to be remembered. Not just because of its significance in the world of IT, but because of its value for humanity in general.
“Satoshi’s statue represents a general human figure, since we do not know the gender, race, age, height of the mysterious developer,” the website describes. “Satoshi is wearing a hoodie, with the Bitcoin logo on its chest. The statue is made of bronze, the face is made of a special bronze-aluminium composite, thus every visitor can see their own face when looking at Satoshi. We are all Satoshi.”
The basic idea for a Satoshi statue came from András Györfi, editor of Hungarian crypto news site Kripto Akadémia. He said the statue is an effort to raise awareness of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.
The statue is the work of two Hungarian sculptors, Gergely Réka and Tamás Gilly. They sought to portray a human form while staying true to the anonymity of Satoshi Nakamoto.
Gilly told the Associated Press:
It was a big challenge. It is very difficult to make a portrait sculpture of a person that we don’t know exactly what they look like. I hope that through the language of sculpture I have managed to convey the basic idea of Bitcoin, that it belongs to everyone and no one at the same time.
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