Satori Coin Satori

Manuf. Satori Coin
Year 2016
Denom. 0.001 BTC
Type PF
Material Injection-mold
Diameter 40 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Weight 11.5 g
Country Japan



“Satori is a Japanese Buddhist term for… enlightenment.
[The coin] is called Satori because of the life-altering
power of Bitcoin. Many Bitcoin users will attest that
they see their lives as divided into two main periods;
before understanding Bitcoin and after understanding
Bitcoin. Indeed, knowing Bitcoin can dramatically
change your view on what may arguably be the most
important matter in life; money.”1
Satori Coin is perhaps the first physical crypto-coin
with a ‘spiritual’ theme, and certainly the first related
to Buddhism. While the view of Bitcoin being ‘lifealtering’
(as if a spiritual ‘enlightenment’) is arguably
extreme, it speaks to the almost religious fervor for
the technology that many people express. The coin is full of symbolism with the outer blue
bars and teal knots circling the inner square representing the blockchain, and the sunrays
reaching through the central ‘box’ alluding to ‘thinking outside the box’. There are holograms
on both sides. Religious themes are not new to Bitcoin. One of the prominent early investors
in Bitcoin companies, Roger Ver, describes himself as a ‘Bitcoin Evangelist’ and is also known
as ‘Bitcoin Jesus’. The truth is that many people view crypto-currency with something akin to
a religious mindset: that the technology will somehow heal or renew the seemingly broken
and/or dysfunctional global economic order.