Currently, there is approximately [100 million Bitcoin owners](https://www.buybitcoinworldwide.com/how-many-bitcoin-users/) in the world; granted this is a very rough approximation, given many entities control multiple wallets, etc. But for arguments sake, let’s make the assumption.
What will it mean when the global number of BTC owners reaches 1 billion? When this occurs, we will have truly crossed the event horizon; regardless of what the world population is by the time this occurs, this will surely be the most pivotal moment in Bitcoin’s history, even arguably humanity’s history.
– *What will Satoshi Nakamoto do with his/her/their 1,000,000 Bitcoin when this occurs?*
To define that moment in history, to celebrate our commitment and trust we’ve collectively placed into the protocol, imagine Satoshi Nakamoto executing transactions that send all 1,000,000 coins to the bottom-million addresses by count, or randomly to any address with < 1 coin?
Theoretically, is this possible? The congestion would be indescribable, but Lightning can facilitate these TXs over time, surely? Perhaps these addresses should also be active and not “dormant”, to avoid any coins going to dead-addresses…
What possible philosophical use case do you have with 1/21st of a global asset that a billion people hold?
…Just a thought experiment.