A statue of Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin, has been unveiled in Budapest, Hungary. âThe statue is made of bronze, the face is made of a special bronze-aluminum composite, so each visitor can see their own face while looking at Satoshi. We are all Satoshi.
Statue representing “We are all Satoshi” in honor of the creator of Bitcoin
A statue of pseudonymous bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto was unveiled in Hungary’s capital Budapest on Thursday. It is located in Graphisoft Park. According to the initiative’s website:
The purpose of the statue is to honor Satoshi Nakamotoâ¦ his work is truly unforgettable. Not only because of its importance in the computer world, but because of its value to humanity in general.
âThe statue of Satoshi represents a general human figure, as we don’t know the gender, race, age, size of the mysterious developer,â the website describes. âSatoshi is wearing a hoodie, with the Bitcoin logo on his chest. The statue is made of bronze, the face is made of a special bronze-aluminum composite, so each visitor can see their own face while looking at Satoshi. We are all Satoshi.
The basic idea for a statue of Satoshi came from AndrÃ¡s GyÃ¶rfi, editor of the Hungarian crypto news site Kripto AkadÃ©mia. He said the statue is an effort to raise awareness about blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.
The statue is the work of two Hungarian sculptors, Gergely RÃ©ka and TamÃ¡s Gilly. They sought to represent a human form while remaining faithful 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 whom you do not know exactly what he or she looks like. I hope that through the language of sculpture I have succeeded in conveying the basic idea of ââBitcoin, that it belongs to everyone and to no one at the same time.
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