Bitcoin bull Anthony Pompliano wants Satoshi Nakamoto to win the Nobel Peace Prize, but other crypto fans aren’t sure that’s a good idea. | Source: Shutterstock
Whoever the real Satoshi Nakamoto is, one long-time Bitcoin enthusiast thinks he, she, or they should win the Nobel Peace Prize.
The recommendation came from Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano, a partner at Morgan Creek Digital Assets.
Satoshi should win the Nobel Peace Prize.
We finally have a currency that can assume global reserve status without anyone having to engage in violence.
— Pomp ? (@APompliano) September 3, 2019
Pompliano is not the first crypto bull to argue that the pseudonymous Bitcoin creator should receive the highly-acclaimed honor.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk even joked that Satoshi deserves a “Nobel prize in delayed gratification.”
“Worthless” prize not appropriate for Bitcoin creator?
The Nobel Peace Prize recognizes individuals for effecting change on social issues. As Alfred Nobel explained in his will:
“The said interest shall be divided into five equal parts, which shall be apportioned as follows: /- – -/ one part to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”
Pompliano argues that Satoshi fits the bill.
“We finally have a currency that can assume global reserve status without anyone having to engage in violence,” he wrote.
Criticism about who’s worthy to win the award – and who’s not – has increased over the years. It seems that’s spilled over to this debate about whether Bitcoin’s creator deserves the honor.