Below is the Abstract section from the first page of the Bitcoin White Paper by Satoshi Nakamoto. When viewing the abstract section as abstract art using the magic eye technique(used for looking at autostereograms) I see a possible hidden 3D image or my mind is playing tricks on me. also found a possible cipher that could be used to reveal and potentially confirm the purposeful concealment of the 3d image.
Satoshis use of “Abstract.” in the first paragraph could function as a cipher by its definitions to reveal the hidden image in 2d form.
abstract defined as noun #1 is the face value definition
abstract defined as noun #2 is a potential clue to the existence of abstract art in the paragraph. Using the layout of the text to create an image hidden in an autostereogram would be abstract art. One of the most important characteristics used abstract art is balance. abstract in the top left corner of the block of text is perfectly balanced out by the white space in the bottom right corner on the block of text further indicating the presence of some abstract art and also indicates the two components used to create the the image, text and white space. Simplicity is another important characteristic of abstract art and using just two components is pretty simple.
Abstract as a verb is the instructions on how to reveal the image in 2d form..
Verb/ Step 1. Consider something separate from something else. Meaning consider the two components, the white space between lines of text and spaces between words separate from the text itself.
– i blurred out the text to help highlight the two components. Blurring also makes it a little easier to see the 3d image within the autostereogram.
Verb/Step 2. Extract or remove something. Means to remove the text not used to construct the the hidden image
3 parts of the image
Another coinkydink is that the process used to reveal the image parallels the process for mining a block.
A block header(the term abstract) is repeatedly hashed by altering the nonce value (abstracts definition is its value) until a block(the block of text) is mined triggering the block reward(hidden 3D image).
This is far from proof of anything but i think if some kind of correlation between the text removed by those red lines or a correlation between the words left over would rule out the random chance possibility. Hoping to find that correlation but haven’t had a lot of time lately.
The image appears to be a biblical reference.
On the right side of the image I potentially see a lamb that appears to be laying with the wolf as prophesied by Isaiah 11:6. Isaiah 11:6 prophecies the coming of a new messiah, a new kingdom, a new order, etc. sounds a lot like great reset and new normal.
the left/middle area part of the image looks like an angel filling up a cup with blood poured from the lamb of god which could be a reference to one of the most famous paintings of all time the adoration of the mystic lamb panel of the ghent altarpiece based on both images containing angels worshiping the lamb of god as well as a cup being filled from the lamb of god.
Art historians say the adoration of the mystic lamb represents the New Jerusalem mentioned in revelations 21. New Jerusalem can be interpreted to mean a new kingdom or “renovated human condition” according to Non-conformist minister Alexander Maclaren.
“River where the water of life flows” is interesting because of the text alignment format satoshi used to create this image has an interesting name, block justified text alignment. According to wiki one of the problems with Block justified text alignment is that it creates in extra spacing which causes vertical “rivers” of white in the document. The “rivers” can be used as a form of cryptography can be used to encode secret messages, patterns, or in this case an image
22:1 is interesting because the sequence 221 and 122 could be significant to btc and the religious undertones in someway. It sure pops up quite a bit
The sequence 221/122 appears to correspond to verses from the books of the Bible that have been associated with bitcoin
2 keys required to transact bitcoin. 21 million is the total bitcoin supply able to be transacted.
the first btc block mined was called genesis. Genesis 22.1 says After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” God calls on Abraham and Abraham hears gods call. The significance here could be that the hidden images are Satoshi‘s call to be heard by man
Genesis 1.22 says “And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.” Applied to bitcoin this could mean bitcoin is a blessing and will deliver prosperity to earth.
Revelations 22:1 “Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the Lamb of God” significance of this verse was already mentioned above.
Revelations 12:2 “and she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.” This verse is referring to the woman of the apocalypse and her child is thought to be the second coming of the messiah. This women is described as “a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars”. Possible significance of this verse in relation to the hidden image is that it too is a reference to the second coming of the messiah AND the adoration the mystic lamb painting can also be interpreted to depict the woman of the apocalypse. In the adoration of the mystic lamb the woman of the Apocalypse is the earth, which was more commonly referred to as Mother Earth at the time of painting. “A woman clothed with the sun“ refers to the earth being clothed in the rays seen coming of off the sun. “and the moon under her feet“ refers to the fact that the sun is seen above the earth which means the moon can be assumed to be below the earth or under the feet of earth. “and upon her head a crown of twelve stars” refers the paintings focal point. The head is the focal point of the body. If earth is her pregnant body and below earth are her feet then her head is the focal point of the painting at the top of the earth. The focal point depicts a circle of 12 angels sitting a top her head or the top of the earth. The circle is the crown and since angels reside between heaven and earth they are interpreted to represent the 12 stars. In terms of btc this could mean that the pregnant women/earth represents the rapidly growing money supply and bitcoin would be the messiah the born from that pregnancy.
from block 666,666, Romans 12:21 says “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Applied to bitcoin this could mean that bitcoin is the good that will be used to overcome the evil inflation.
Romans 2.21 says “Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?” A reference to governments that lock their citizens in jail for stealing but then turn around and steal purchasing power from its citizens by diluting the money supply.
Romans 12.2 says “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Bitcoin is marketed as an asset that doesn’t conform to the traditional monetary system that used by those governments to steal purchasing power from their citizens. “you will be able to test and approve” could reference to how bitcoin eliminates the need for a third party by verifying its own own transactions.
The the inversion of those two numbers 221/122 isn’t random it’s based on how btc verifies blocks.
This is section 12 from the bitcoin white paper, the conclusion. Another image is revealed using the magic eye method.
Area 1 – same face from the abstract section but this time appears to be smiling
Area 2 – appears to be holding a cube or “Block” instead of a cup
Area 3 – a wall or chain of blocks from which the block being held was derived
It appears that these hidden images are implying that bitcoin and the blockchain will be humanities savior and establish a new order, heaven on earth, new kingdom. I’m willing to bet that the sections between the abstract and the conclusion contain images or a message that provides more clarity.
Bitcoin and the block chain already appeals to science minded people but now it could appeal to religious minded people if these images are interpreted as a literal god- of-the-gaps.
–“God of the gaps” is a theological perspective in which gaps in scientific knowledge are taken to be evidence or proof of God’s existence.
Possibly other methods used in the white paper to encode messages
The blocked out text reminded me of morse code. Maybe satoshi nakamoto is a reference to japanese morse code
Inverting the colors after the text is blocked out and the removing the horizontal space between lines of text a bunch of black dots are left over. It looks a lot like brail. Maybe its another biblical reference and it says” I was blind now I see”. As in I was blind to the white papers hidden messages but now I see
There maybe a pattern to the order in which the blocks of texts that form the images are connected to each other. Connecting certain words in the right order could reveal a message
The original bitcoin block that was mined was called Genesis and has some connections to the biblical genesis story. Like this one….
“The network did not kick into gear right away and unlike today, with blocks processed roughly every 10 minutes, the subsequent block after the genesis block took six days. There are those that assume Bitcoin’s creator took a break between block zero and block one. Some say Nakamoto purposefully made it so the timeline was similar to the Bible’s Genesis tale when the earth was created in seven days.“
Also, the block reward system used by bitcoin and the blockchain is the miners reward for mining a block and adding it to the blockchain. The reward amount began at 50 bitcoin. With every bitcoin halving the reward gets cut in half. Bitcoin has seen three halving since it’s creation and it’s currently 6.25.
50, 25, 12.5, 6.25, 3.125, 1.5625, and so on until all btc have been mined.
Calling the first block Genesis and making the block reward 50 is an interesting choice because the first book of the Bible, Genesis, contains 50 chapters.