pseudonymous

adjective
pseu·​don·​y·​mous | \ sü-ˈdä-nə-məs How to pronounce pseudonymous (audio) \

Definition of pseudonymous

: bearing or using a fictitious name a pseudonymous report also : being a pseudonym

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Other Words from pseudonymous

pseudonymously adverb
pseudonymousness noun

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Jeff Garzik used to exchange emails with Satoshi Nakamoto before the pseudonymous creator of bitcoin disappeared years ago. Washington Post, "Bitcoin founder claims draw skepticism," 20 Aug. 2019 Before the shooting, a post was made to an Instagram account connected to Legan, which was attributed to him, that referred to a proto-fascist white supremacist manifesto by a pseudonymous 19th-century author. Phil Helsel, NBC News, "Gilroy garlic festival gunman likely acted alone, officials say," 31 July 2019 Its pseudonymous creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, pitched the original cryptocurrency to the world a decade ago as a way for people to exchange value directly, without the intervention of banks or other middlemen. Paul Vigna, WSJ, "Facebook Says Libra Can Change the World. It Needs to Convince Users.," 26 June 2019 The book, published in 1890 by a pseudonymous author, is a widely considered a manifesto on white supremacism. Erin Allday, SFChronicle.com, "Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting: A town in shock; suspected killer and 3 victims identified," 29 July 2019 Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of bitcoin, found a clever way to sidestep all of these issues: design a network so that no one controls it. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "There’s a big problem with Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency," 11 July 2019 After all, among the original goals of that technology’s creators were to decentralize control of currency, removing it from the province of governments and banks, and to enable anonymous or at least pseudonymous electronic payments. Sam Dean, latimes.com, "Why Facebook wants its own currency — and why that scares its critics," 18 June 2019 The cryptocurrency market is notoriously volatile and has weathered several boom-and-bust cycles in the nearly 10 years since the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled bitcoin. Paul Vigna, WSJ, "‘Crypto Tourists’ Flee as Bitcoin Slump Drags On," 12 Sep. 2018 More recently, there are some notable examples of pseudonymous authorship. Ars Technica, "The Journal of Controversial Ideas—academic freedom sans responsibility is reckless," 25 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of pseudonymous

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pseudonymous

Greek pseudōnymos

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The first known use of pseudonymous was circa 1706

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