Why was it so important/essential that Satoshi hide from government because he created a currency that may compete,and be a threat/dangerous to government fiat, but others like,Vitalik Buterin,Charlie Lee,don't have to be in hiding? (reddit.com)

Why was it so important/essential that Satoshi hide from government because he created a currency that may compete with,and be a threat/dangerous to government fiat, but others like,Vitalik Buterin,Charlie Lee etc, don’t have to be in hiding? Why are they not nervous about being in trouble with the government? Is it because Bitcoin was the first, and biggest?

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