Bitcoin Beginnings: A 340-Page Book Shapes All Satoshi’s Essays in Time Order

The mysterious Bitcoin creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, first appeared on the web when the software programmer (or programmers) published a Bitcoin white paper on Halloween 2008. After the paper was published and the crypto network launched, he spent the inventor some time with the community curating the project. People who are inspired by Nakamoto or who like to research the engineer’s work can get a physical copy of Satoshi’s writings in its entirety from a book called “Kicking the Hornet’s Nest.”

Proponents of Crypto can now leverage a book called “Kicking the Hornet’s Nest: The Complete Writings, Emails, and Forum Posts of Satoshi Nakamoto, Founder of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency.” The Bitcoin creator’s compendium of writings was assembled by Mill Hill Books and is available in print form for $ 29.

All writings were collected and collected chronologically “with virtually no editorial commentary.” Many of the resources from the book were derived from websites such as,, The Cryptography Mailing List at, personal emails to and from Dustin Trammel (aka Druid), and emails by Mike Hearn and Hal Finney as well.

Bitcoin Beginnings: A 340-Page Book Shapes All Satoshi's Essays in Time Order

There is some commentary in the “Notes from the Editor” section, which explains why a summary of Nakamoto’s writings was collected.

“Satoshi fired a shot across the bow of the monetary powers-that-be,” the author writes. “Bankers, politicians, and money supply handlers have not been happy about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.”

The editor explains that after a decade, those powers have been warming up to the idea of ​​cryptocurrency and essentially the “inevitability” of this technology. Of course, financial incumbents are slow and careful, the author insists.

The editor’s notes also suggest that the financial bigwigs are threatened by the fact that bitcoin confers “power, freedom, and responsibility on the individual.”

“As a boy, I and my brother would come on a cornet nest while playing in the woods,” said the editor.

He added:

When we did, being boys, there really was nothing else to do but throw a rock or stick to it, or kick it. Kicking a hornet’s nest is not reasonable, but too tempting and too much fun not to. And when you do it, you do it fast and then you run like hell.

The editor of the book writes a number of attributes that the Bitcoin creator had shown when he wrote, such as the fact that he likes to double after a sentence is completed. Other insights taken from Nakamoto’s chronological work were that Satoshi was polite, a good teacher, a clear communicator, a great thinker, a top-down programmer, and a person or group who “values ​​privacy”, says the editor.

In addition, the author writes that it is worth acknowledging that “since Satoshi Nakamoto is not known, Satoshi’s gender is unknown.”

The editor added:

Satoshi can be a man, a woman, or a group. However, since male ト シ is generally a male name in Japan, Satoshi is referred to here [in this book] using individual male pronouns.

The book compiled by Mill Hill Books has much to digest, as Nakamoto has written on 539 times and there are about 34 publicly known emails. Nakamoto’s obituary compendium is 340 pages long and ends with the final message from Satoshi back in March 2014 when the programmer (or programmers) allegedly wrote:

I’m not Dorian Nakamoto.

The editor notes that the authenticity of this particular message has not been fully validated and the post was discussed for its authenticity.

“Despite its focused, logical, business-minded tendencies, it seems to me that there are a few minorities about it,” the editor’s note concludes. “This is rarely shown, but it is there, which is revealed in his writings in rare glints. This leads to a final conclusion … Satoshi is human. ”

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