Satoshi Nakamoto’s identity has perhaps been the best kept secret of the whole crypto-verse. Since the creation of Bitcoin, the anonymous character chose anonymity as a way to protect himself and his creation.
From the moment he decided to “move onto other things” the community was in charge of the project. However, in the absence of a central figure there have been certain conflicts and speculations, not only as to which direction the project should best take, but who Satoshi Nakamoto is (or was).
One of those who have claimed responsibility for creating Bitcoin is Craig Wright. This man claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto and recently filed a series of legal complaints against a group of media and people who don’t believe he’s telling the truth because he hasn’t been able to prove it so far.
This action provoked the irritation of much of the crypto-verse, from crypto users to truly influential people like CZ and John McAfee. While CZ got fed up with CSW’s toxic actions, calling him a fraud; John McAfee remarked that he is 100% sure that Craig Wright is not Satoshi Nakamoto:
The controversial tweet generated a lot of speculation in the community. The only way McAfee could be absolutely sure Craig Wright was lying is by knowing the real Satoshi Nakamoto.
John McAfee is not afraid of threats from Calvin Ayre and CSW, and he doesn’t seem to care if he gets “The Letter.” In the following tweets he continued criticizing CSW for not proving he is Satoshi. BSV got its part too.
However, the situation escalated the next day. McAfee left nothing to the imagination and claimed to know the true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. The renowned cybersecurity expert then began a process in which he would slowly offer clues about Satoshi’s true identity.
The first clue, if true, eliminates the leading conspiracy theory, but explains that Satoshi Nakamoto is actually a kind of organization, where several people had different responsibilities. Of this group, an American (or at least one person living in the United States) was responsible for writing the Whitepaper.
In the following tweet he said he is this practice until the author of the whitepaper revealed himself, or until the community could discover who he is, based on McAfee’s clues.
What We Can Conclude After reading John McAfee’s tweets (both the ones on his TL and the replies provided to others):
- 1) There is not one Satoshi. However, in this article when we say “Satoshi” we are talking about the person who wrote the BTC whitepaper, and not the person(s) who developed BTC, wrote the wp, interacted with users, etc.
- 2) A person residing in USA wrote the Whitepaper (This is the “Satoshi” the community is talking about)
- 3)The person who wrote the Whitepaper is male
- 4) Satoshi is not John McAfee
- 5) Satoshi is not Nick Szabo
- 6) Satoshi is not Craig Wright
- 7) Satoshi is not Elon Musk
- 8) Satoshi is not the CIA
- 9) Satoshi is not a government agency
- 10) Satoshi not French
- 11) Satoshi doesn’t follow McAfee on Twitter
- 12) Satoshi still has access to the original BTC wallet
- 13) Satoshi doesn’t want to be outed
- 14) Satoshi is alive and right now doesn’t have any influence on Bitcoin
- 15) Satoshi doesn’t have brown hair
Finally, McAfee concluded his first wave of “clues” with an epic ending, as always: