Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious creator of Bitcoin, becomes a comic book superhero in a new comic produced by from Marvel and DC artists.
Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?
Satoshi Nakamoto is the famous pseudonym behind the creation of the first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin.
On November 1, 2008, Nakamoto introduced cryptocurrency as “a new electronic money system that is completely peer-to-peer (P2P), with no trusted third party”. The statement was published in the discussion group The Cryptography Mailing through the paper “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”.
As part of the implementation, Nakamoto also developed the first blockchain database. In the process, he was the first to solve the problem of double spending on digital currency using a P2P network.
Nakamoto was active in the development of Bitcoin until December 2010. In the middle of the same year, the creator of Bitcoin handed over control of the bitcoin.org domain and several other domains to several prominent members of the Bitcoin community.
The true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto remained unknown and has been the subject of several speculations. In the P2P Foundation profile, Nakamoto claimed to be a 37-year-old man living in Japan. However, many speculate that the claim was unlikely, due to perfect English and his Bitcoin software not having been documented or labeled in the country.
In August 2019, the Satoshi Nakamoto Renaissance Holdings website was created. Supposedly, the purpose of creating the satoshinh.com domain was to reveal, 11 after registering bitcoin.org, who the real Satoshi was. However, so far the page contains only one story about the motivations of the Bitcoin creator.
New super hero?
“2084” tells the story of a dystopian future brought about by the proliferation of Bitcoin in 2025. In that future, Satoshi Nakamoto is the hero.
“Things are looking bleak here, and some of you will be carrying blood on your hands,” warns an alleged time traveler to readers. The traveler tells them about a world of vast inequality and economic decline.
In the fictional story, created by ENCODE Graphics, an event called “Big Reboot” destroyed governments to give rise to a kind of world government dominated by large corporations. The Earth is a super developed place, where digital and cybernetics are part of everyday life. Science has replaced religion and the power struggle is waged while the legacy of the mythical protector ‘SATOSH1’ is threatened.
The character inspired by Satoshi Nakamoto is far from being an ordinary hero.
In addition to crypto-artists from around the world, ENCODE relied on the partnership of artists from Marvel and DC Comics. Among them, big names like Chuck Dixon, known for Batman and The Punisher; Eisner Prize winner Mike Baron; Aaron Lopresti, responsible for Marvel and DC illustrations; and Scott Beatty, who published encyclopedias on DC Comics characters.
The aim of the comic book series is create a tribute to crypto, set in a fictional and polarizing future, full of symbols and figures related to the crypto ecosystem.
Titled “2084”, the series is expected to remain in production until the summer of 2021. The distribution of the comics has not yet been announced.
Satoshi Nakamoto: An NTF hero
In addition to creating comics based on the Bitcoin universe, the project has a much more ambitious vision.
On April 17, ENCODE launched a collection of NFTs on the Nifty Gateway platform, with the aim of financing the initiative. The collection, composed of 4 works, was launched in an auction, generating a revenue of almost USD $ 98,161.95.
— ENCODE Graphics (@ENCODE_graphics) April 12, 2021
The proposal is to bring comics to the blockchain includes many other elements. The publisher aims to create a bridge between the world of digital assets and the world of art.
According to the producers, the platform was chosen because it allows payments by bank transfer or credit card. Thus, sales are strictly related to cryptocurrencies.
In addition, the producers of the comic series inspired by Satoshi Nakamoto revealed the creation of an exclusive set of 21 special tokens.
“Tokens will have a 3-year contract. Holders will receive a lot for what they paid, digital and analog items – all numbers and variants, including a special edition by the founder. More partial rights for potential films, NFTs, a printed ‘yearbook’, original art, etc. ”
The producer also wants to compete with big names in the industry and
offer “a glimpse of the future, a project that still guarantees the professionalism of publishers, but that wants to live up to the tokens of CryptoArte and Metaverso new technologies”.