128 is too large, so let’s turn that “off.” Right now, our string of 8 bits looks like: 0XXXXXXX.

Now, let’s look for the largest powers of 2:

98 = 64 + … ?

= 64 + 32 + …?

= 64 + 32 + 2

Ok, so: 2^6, 2^5, and 2^1 can be turned “on.”

Now, our string of 8 bits looks like this: 01100010.

However, let’s say we were given the binary, not the decimal value. The value at 2^7 has a 0, so that means it is turned off; 128 is not in our equation; 2^6 has a 1, so that means it is turned “on”; 64 is in our equation. Follow this pattern, and your summation will equal 98.

Given Bitcoin’s relationship to the core of computers (through “bit”), I analyzed the letters of important words in Bitcoin (by using their decimal values from the chart above) in search of 3s, 6s and 9s.

“Satoshi Nakamoto.”

There are 15 letters in “Satoshi Nakamoto.” Adding the numerals 1 + 5 , you obtain the answer 6.

15 → 1 + 5 = 6

Now, using the ASCII decimal values from the chart above:

83 + 97 + 116 + 111 + 115 + 104 + 32 (space) + 105 + 78 + 97 + 107 + 97 + 109 + 111 + 156 + 111 = 1629

1629 → 1 + 6 + 2 + 9 = 18 → 1 + 8 = 9

“satoshi nakamoto”

115 + 97 + 116 + 111 + 115 + 104 + 32 (space) + 105 + 110 + 97 + 107 + 97 + 109 + 111 + 156 + 111 = 1693

1693 = 1 + 6 + 9 + 3 = 19 = 10 = 1

“Martin Luther”

There are 12 letters in “Martin Luther.” Adding the numerals 1 + 2 , you obtain the answer 3.

12 → 1+ 2 = 3

Now, using the ASCII decimal values from the chart above:

77 + 97 + 114 + 116 + 105 + 110 + 32 (space) + 76 + 117 + 116 + 104 + 101 + 114 = 1279

1279 → 1 + 2 + 7 + 9 = 19 → 1 + 9 = 10 → 1 + 0 = 1

“martin luther”

109 + 97 + 114 + 116 + 105 + 110 + 32 (space) + 108 + 117 + 116 + 104 + 101 + 114 = 1343

1343 → 1 + 3 + 4 + 3 = 11 → 1 + 1 = 2

*The one exception to “2” not being a solution.

Now, as I looked at the words “bitcoin,” “bitcon” (no repeated letters), “BITCOIN,” and “BITCON” (no repeated letters), I experimented, calculating the sums horizontally (as you’ve previously seen me do), vertically (simplifying all individual decimal values to one digit) and when repeated, letters/numbers were removed.

“bitcoin”

98 + 105 + 116 + 99 + 111 + 105 + 110 = 744 → 7 + 4 + 4 = 15 → 1 + 5 = 6

^

8 + 6 + 8 + 9 + 3 + 6 + 2 = 42 → 4 + 2 = 6

^

8 + 6 + 9 + 3 + 2 = 28 → 2 + 8 = 10 → 1 + 0 = 1 (w/ no repeated #s)

“bitcon” (w/ no repeated letters):

98 + 105 + 116 + 99 + 111 + 110 = 639 → 6 + 3 + 9 = 18 → 1 + 8 = 9

^

8 + 6 + 8 + 9 + 3 + 2 = 36 → 3 + 6 = 9

^

8 + 6 + 9 + 3 + 2 = 28 → 2 + 8 = 10 → 1 + 0 = 1 (w/ no repeated #s)

“BITCOIN”

66 + 73 + 84 + 67 + 79 + 73 + 78 = 520 → 5 + 2 + 0 = 7

^

3 + 1 + 3 + 4 + 7 + 1 + 6 = 25 → 2 + 5 = 7

^

3 + 1 + 4 + 7 + 6 = 21 → 2 + 1 = 3 (w/ no repeated #s)

BITCON (w/ no repeated letters):

66 + 73 + 84 + 67 + 79 + 78 = 447 = 15 → 1 + 5 = 6

^

3 + 1 + 3 + 4 + 7 + 6 = 24 → 2 + 4 = 6

^

3 + 1 + 4 + 7 + 6 = 21 → 2 + 1 = 3 (w/ no repeated #s)

BTC

66 + 84 + 67 = 217 → 2 + 1 + 7 = 10 → 1 + 0 = 1

Yes, BTC is #1.

Conclusion
A few months ago, I saw the reappearance of 0, 1, 2 and 6 in core elements of Bitcoin as too purposeful to be a coincidence. Curious about other symbolic elements of Bitcoin, hidden in numbers, I started a running note of important dates and people related to Bitcoin.

This article showcases the first 45 summations of that note, analyzed to see if bitcoin has a connection to 3, 6 and 9, supposedly the keys to the universe. Let’s look at a tally:

3: 11 times

6: 9 times

9: 9 times

1: 7 times

5: 3 times

7: 3 times

4: 2 times

2: 1 time

8: 0 times

3, 6, and 9: 29 times = 64%.

My answer is yes. Bitcoin does have a connection to 3, 6 and 9. From these numbers, which are selective, math thinks Bitcoin is 64% of the key to the universe. However, I still believe bitcoin is the key to solving many of the issues our world faces; it is our number one tool, and maybe math really does think so, too: 64 → 6 + 4 = 10 → 1 + 0 = 1.

This is a guest post by Ella Hough . Opinions expressed are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of BTC Inc. or Bitcoin Magazine.