Satoshi Nakamoto is said to be the pseudonym cryptographer and encoder who somehow invented bitcoin. However, since Dr. Craig Wright is publicly recognized as the person behind the pseudonym, which was confirmed by the results of the Kleiman v. Wright lawsuit, we must ask ourselves exactly how Dr. Wright was able to invent bitcoin.
In this video, bitcoin entrepreneur Ryan X. Charles described Dr. Wright as a “17-degree genius”. Since the video from 2019, we will have to add a few more degrees now because Dr. Wright is still enrolled in many universities at the same time, getting more and more degrees every year. But Charles is right: the creator of bitcoin is not only the inventor of bitcoin, but also received interdisciplinary education in other fields.
Enough reason for Joel Daleys from MetaNet’s Intensive Care Unit and I to catch up with Dr. Wright to discuss what he spends most of his time, energy and resources on: education!
Bitcoin and Victorian technology culture – wait what?
Whatever video of Dr. Wright you dig up, you’ll find that mentioning one topic to him ends with sparks of cross-references, a return to history, a touch of the origins of things, and a return to the times in which we live. When we began discussing education with Dr. Wright, we quickly approached the topics of meritocracy, Chinese education then and today, the future of Victorian technological culture, and Washington’s refusal to be king.
However, my attention was really drawn when Dr. Wright mentioned the reason for such a decline in Western education. Don’t be saturated and lazy westerners, don’t watch Netflix, but above all World War I..
“In 1918, most of the people who were supposed to actually get an education and go to Cambridge and Oxford – we grabbed them and sent them away and, in fact, made them run around with machine guns, thinking it was a good idea (…). 80% of the educated class in Britain died. (…) Can you imagine taking all this generation, all the people who were educated, and then replacing them and raising someone who was not educated? ” Said Dr. Wright.
Good moments. Dr. Wright then invited Dalais and me to imagine a world of Victorian culture, but with high technology such as bitcoin. It leads you to hierarchy, meritocracy, but with decent access for everyone to achieve more through technology and information. Now we also have a hierarchy in this world, but it is not transparent and largely denies access. Dr. Wright noted that the problem is not in the elites. Having an elite class is necessary, but elites must be held accountable for their actions, which is not enough in our time.
Bitcoin, education and democratic republics
Dr. Wright seems to be worried about education in Western countries. In his recently published article, A Proposal for Constitutional Design, he writes:
“The modern secular state has created a secular religion and replaced many aspects of Christianity with scientism. In part, secular religions such as scientism have grown through the power of the press and accelerated through social media. For a democratic republic to work well, free media must be founded and based on truth, and people must be educated. The debate over the role of journalism and democracy is not new. Equally, education has been seen as a critical part of the democratic process since the founding of the United States. It has been recognized for centuries that education is a necessary basis for the development of citizenship in a democracy. The Progressive Movement has long sought to erode this role of education in the United States. The process of erosion of civic education is not slowing down. “
However, Bitcoin, as in the BSV blockchain, is able to help in all this. Social media is going to change, using bitcoin to evaluate data. No more “free content” that ends up being paid for by cheating a hidden and rotten Silicon Valley advertising model. Education as data will be able to be evaluated by society using Bitcoin. Democratic republics get what they need for prosperity: a public book that captures the facts. Exciting times are ahead.
Bitcoin needs education, and the world needs bitcoin
Still wondering if Dr. Wright has any education? Take a look at these topics and tell us again how Satoshi Nakamoto is just an encryptor and encoder:
Bitcoin is not just code. Bitcoin is an economy and operates under existing legislation. Not surprisingly, people think that bitcoin is digital gold, which is definitely not the case, because to understand bitcoin, as the inventor intended, you need to have a fairly broad education that covers various disciplines.
However, bitcoin is not complicated. The confusion with bitcoins of past years was a commercial attack against Dr. Wright in order to thwart the economic prosperity of Bitcoin. However, now it will end. People will be able to use bitcoin the way Satoshi Nakamoto intended: as cash, with ultra-low transaction fees to evaluate data and all on a scale.
Watch: Dr. Craig Wright’s keynote speech at CoinGeek New York, “Stacked in Stone: What is a Product?”
Beginners in Bitcoin? Check out CoinGeek’s Bitcoin for beginners section, the ultimate resource guide to learn more about bitcoin – as Satoshi Nakamoto originally suggested – and the blockchain.