The world’s first statue erected to remember the developer of Bitcoin is located in the heart of Europe, in the capital of Hungary, Budapest. The goal of the statue is to honor Satoshi Nakamoto, the founders believe that his work is truly something to be remembered. Not just because of its significance in the world of IT, but because of its value for humanity in general.
Bitcoin is more then a digital currency. Bitcoin, and especially the underlaying technology, blockchain is an answer to many of our problems.
The basic idea for a Satoshi statue came from András Györfi, editor of Kripto Akadémia, the leading Hungarian crypto news site. The most important players of the local crypto market quickly joined, Gabi Debreczeni-Raskó, Debreczeni Barnabás from MrCoin, the leading crypto exchange of the country, Imre Szilágyi, founder of the Blockchain Budapest conference, and Kornél Kalocsai, head of the Blockchain Hungary Association.
Satoshi’s statue represents a general human figure, since we do not know the gender, race, age, height of the mysterious developer. Satoshi is wearing a hoodie, with the Bitcoin logo on its chest. The statue is made of bronze, the face is made of a special bronze-aluminium composite, thus every visitor can see their own face when looking at Satoshi.
We are all Satoshi.
Satoshi’s statue has been unveiled on the 16th of September 2021, you can re-watch the event here: