If there is one mystery that the cryptocurrency industry has not solved, then it would have to be who the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym used by whichever person or group that wrote the Bitcoin whitepaper.
But someone is offering to solve that mystery by unveiling the man behind one of the world’s most thrilling invention.
The volunteer is John McAfee, the man who made his name in the early days of the internet by creating software to track hackers. No one would punish you for classifying Satoshi Nakamoto into that category of computer nerds given that he has somehow managed to stay anonymous even after Bitcoin’s Tenth Anniversary.
However, John McAfee, the renowned cyber security expert behind the popular McAfee antivirus, says Satoshi Nakamoto is not anonymous to him.
In a series of tweets on April 17, McAfee who is also in the running for U.S Presidency said that he has helped Satoshi Nakamoto keep his identity secret for a long time now. He said he will finally lift the lid if the Bitcoin creator fails to announce himself to the world.
McAfee claimed that the reason behind him trying to reveal the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto is that Craig Wright the man behind the BitcoinSV cryptocurrency has renewed claims that he is Satoshi.
On whether Craig Wright is the creator of Bitcoin, McAfee explained,
The “not knowing” who [Satoshi Nakamoto] is allowing people to falsely claim the title. This wreaks havoc. For example, Craig Wright’s fake claim to be Satoshi is fully responsible for the BSV scam which hurt us all.”
He went further to reveal random details about Satoshi Nakamoto namely;
- He is not the U.S Central Intelligence Unit (CIA) or any other agency of any world government.
- Satoshi Nakamoto is a collection of people, but the whitepaper was written by one man.
- That man is living in the U.S and is not dead as many people claim when trying to prove that Hal Finney is Satoshi Nakamoto.
- He still has access to the first Bitcoin wallet holding 1 Million Bitcoins.
Meanwhile, McAfee did not provide any evidence to back his claims and said he will only do so if the person in question fails to come forward. He claims it will be to the best interest of everyone even though it may hurt the man behind the mask.
Will Satoshi Nakamoto still stay anonymous forever? We’ll simply fold our hands and watch the drama unfold.