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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-aluminum composite, so each visitor can see their own face while looking at Satoshi. We are all Satoshi.
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 Nakamoto… his work is truly unforgettable. Not only because of its importance in the computer world, but because of its value to humanity in general.
“The statue of Satoshi represents a general human figure, as we don’t know the gender, race, age, height of the mysterious developer,” the website describes. “Satoshi 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 András Györfi, editor-in-chief of Hungarian crypto news site Kripto Akadémia. 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 Réka and Tamás 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 who you do not know exactly what they look like. I hope that through the language of sculpture I succeeded in conveying the basic idea of Bitcoin, that it belongs to everyone and to no one at the same time.
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