The Corbett Report, an independent, listener-supported alternative news source in Japan, featured Yoshi Kan of Raimu Inc., a Japanese import company, who said he is preparing the release the Sartori Coin, a physical bitcoin.
Kan said he and his brother became interested in bitcoin after reading a book called “The Creature from Jekyll Island.” He said they realized bitcoin is like digital gold in that it is money not based on debt. “It has a great future, we thought.”
“Bitcoin exists only on the Internet, but we wanted to spread the understanding of bitcoin among the Japanese people,” Kan said. They imported Japan’s first bitcoin ATM in 2014 but soon realized the ATM concept is too advanced for most Japanese people.
He began thinking what to do to spread the use of bitcoin among the Japanese. He came up with the idea of a physical bitcoin.
An Affordable Physical Bitcoin
Kan said there have been other physical bitcoins such as Casaccius and Denarium,