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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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 Its pseudonymous inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto, was a god in whose absence Bitcoin evangelists could only argue and dither. Gideon Lewis-kraus, WIRED, "The Blockchain: A Love Story—And a Horror Story," 18 June 2018 There is one other reason for the divisiveness: Craig Wright, an Australian businessman who claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin who disappeared in 2011, but was never able to prove it. Adrianne Jeffries, The Verge, "Inside the dumb civil war between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash," 12 Apr. 2018 Some 2,050 years ago, in the waning days of the Roman Republic, young Tibullus wrote love poems in Latin, many of them elegies to his pseudonymous lover and inspiration, Delia. Gregg Opelka, WSJ, "Mega Millions? I’ve Got Plenty of Nothing," 22 Oct. 2018 While pseudonymous, payments on the Bitcoin blockchain are far from untraceable, a fact that has inspired competing currencies marketed to true privacy hounds, such as Zcash and Monero. Gregory Barber, WIRED, "Someone Found a Use for Bitcoin. Russian Hackers!," 13 July 2018 Stratemeyer then attributed the books to pseudonymous authors and farmed them out to publishers. Jennifer Fisher, Smithsonian, "The Adventurous Writer Who Brought Nancy Drew To Life," 2 July 2018 Years have gone by since any new piece of writing has appeared by Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of bitcoin. Garrett M. Graff, WIRED, "Did Satoshi Nakamoto Write This Book Excerpt? A Wired Investigation," 1 July 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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