Dear Mr. Nakamoto, may I just add a special thank you for your contributions to the Bitcoin protocol of the Internet and the future of money and financial information sharing.
Your concept of "a distributed decentralized public ledger," single-handily solving several critical previously unsolved, decades old computer science puzzles, like the "proof of work" with consensus that secures the distributed network making trust a non-factor and allowing for decentralization, while handling the double spend issue, was ingenious.
And, because of its beautifully crafted p2p open source programmable platform creative new features, application programming interfaces (APIs), new Apps, and various new developments are the norm. Ongoing issues and unforeseen concerns can also be addressed by consensus, keeping Bitcoin a long-term viable protocol and marvel of distributed, shared technology that delivers on the liberatory and stateless promises that the internet held from the very beginning.
In my humble opinion, Bitcoin is an intellectually elegant and eloquent solution to two key social problems: it simply costs too much to move money as banks and 3rd party intermediaries have made billions in various fees, and central banks overall have done a terrible job with monetary policy, especially since fiat currencies abandoned any precious metal standard and turned into a purely debt based instrument.
Bitcoin is not only a system for securely and verifiably transferring bitcoin within its own secure payment system, it's a unit of measure with a public ledger that can be used to represent any number of financial instruments. Most importantly, it delivers on the dream of “disintermediation,” of cutting out the middleman and the associated costs for all sorts of transactions and "decentralization," moving out from under the control of tyrannical central banks and domineering oppressive governments. Bitcoin is purposeful and useful because it lets people do things they couldn't otherwise do before.
Thanks to you the world can quite possibly be a much better, freer, and financially abundant place.
Might just be a forum hack to try and swing the market. Better take precautions though. Thanks for the breath of freedom, Satoshi.
Someone gained access to his email. Beware of identity theft.