In the Beginning

The creator of Bitcoin, known under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, wrote the original white paper that outlines the philosophy behind Bitcoin. The paper, entitled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System,” was published in 2008 and provides a technical and philosophical explanation of the digital currency.

It remains a seminal text in the world of cryptocurrency and is widely regarded as one of the best explanations of the philosophy of Bitcoin. Additionally, there are many experts and thought leaders in the cryptocurrency space who have written extensively on the topic and can provide further insights into the philosophy of Bitcoin..

A Bitcoin thought leader, philosopher and musician has wrote extensively on the topic of the philosophy of Bitcoin. His books include:

  • Bitcoin: Sovereignty through mathematics
  • Bitcoin: Independence Reimagined
  • Bitcoin: Everything divided by 21 million

Knut’s books are best described as guided meditation that soothe the experienced and tutor the uninitiated in the ways of bitcoin.


Knut used to have a fiat life as a ship captain and now you may choose him as the captain of your bitcoin space ark to navigate the stormy seas of fiat imposition and swells of cognitive dissonance. Grounded in logic and unbound in spirit, Knut offers something for everyone.


We have plenty of pessimism and outright nihilism in the bitcoin scene and Knut, using his quick wit and humor, whips up a fresh gust of positivity and optimism to disperse the clouds of misery, letting the rays of infinite optionality, prosperity and love shine through. – Niko Laamanen, CEO of Konsensus Network


Further reading...

Many experts and thought leaders in the Bitcoin space have written about the philosophy of Bitcoin. Some notable authors and commentators include:

  • Andreas Antonopoulos: Author of several books on Bitcoin and blockchain technology, including “Mastering Bitcoin” and “The Internet of Money.”

  • Nick Szabo: A computer scientist and cryptographer who is widely regarded as the creator of smart contracts and a pioneer in the field of digital currencies.

  • Caitlin Long: A former Wall Street executive and blockchain advocate who has written extensively on the philosophy and economics of Bitcoin.

  • Jameson Lopp: A software engineer and prominent figure in the cryptocurrency community who has written about the political, technical, and philosophical aspects of Bitcoin.

  • Nathaniel Popper: A journalist and author of the book “Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money.”

These authors and others have provided valuable insights into the philosophy of Bitcoin and its impact on society, economics, and technology. Their works are widely read and cited within the bitcoin community and provide a deeper understanding of the ideas behind this innovative technology.