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John McAfee Triggers Countdown to Unmask Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakmoto

John McAfee Triggers Countdown to Unmask Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto

Satoshi Nakomoto, John McAfee, Bitcoin

John McAfee claims to know Bitcoin’s mysterious creator – Satoshi Nakomoto. . | Source: (i) Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News via AP, (ii) Faceless man/HBO/Game of Thrones; Edited by CCN

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By CCN: Taking a breather from making $1 million Bitcoin forecasts, it appears that John McAfee has a new narrative to pursue. Namely, the polarizing tech entrepreneur is aiming for the greatest mystery in all of Cryptocurrency, “Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?”

I protected the identity of Satoshi. It’s time, though, that this be put to bed. Imposters claim to be him, we are spending time and energy in search of him – It’s a waste. Every day I will narrow down the identity of Satoshi until he reveals himself, or I reveal him.

— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) April 17, 2019

Apparently, John McAfee knows Bitcoin’s creator

The shadowy BTC creator’s anonymity has created a thriving market for those people claiming to be the architect of that famous whitepaper. Now it appears that Craig Wright and the gang are going to be redundant shortly because McAfee is getting frustrated and wants the truth out in the open. A series of extraordinary tweets ensued from the original, so get some popcorn ready.

Does McAfee know who Satoshi is? The smart money is almost certainly on no, but as ever with John, his background, charisma, and following will still make this new narrative unmissable viewing. Evidently, some people are concerned about his “outing” of Satoshi but, at this stage, we don’t have any proof or evidence to support that Mr. McAfee knows anything. I take that back, another tweet.

How do I know about Satoshi?

Yes, I drink, use drugs, chase women, run from the law – which I have done since I was 19. But it does not obviate the fact that I created a great company whose focus was stopping hackers. I had to know hacking. I am still John Fucking McAfee,

— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) April 17, 2019

Conspiracy theories are fun but Satoshi’s wallet is key

Conspiracy theories are so powerful because they are typically an exciting story electrified with uncertainty and speculation. The Bitcoin origin story is on another level because we have a project of staggering success for which no-one can officially take credit.

For me, the story centers around Nakamoto’s wallet. While the hundreds of thousands of BTC coins remain there untouched and unmoving, this storyline is on ice. If and when we see some action in the wallet, then this would be the most definite way for the founder to communicate with the community. The fact this hasn’t happened yet is fascinating. Is it fear or restraint? Maybe they no longer have access or are even dead. Alternatively, as a giant holder of Bitcoin could it be an attempt to restrict supply in some way?

John McAfee, bitcoin, Satoshi

John McAfee believes the time is nigh for Satoshi Nakamoto to reveal him/her/them/its-self . | Source: Flickr

McAfee knows how to leverage a crypto story

What we do know is that John McAfee can leverage this uncertainty for tremendous attention ahead of his likely presidential run. Let’s enjoy a flight of fancy and assume he does know what’s going on. These tweets are going to have to go somewhere. McAfee has set the countdown here and has narrowed it down to Satoshi Nakamoto’s country of residence.

The “Who is Satoshi?” Mystery must end! First: It is NOT the CIA nor any agency of any world government. It IS a collection of people, but the white paper was written by one man, who currentky resides in the US. If he does not come forward these narrowings will continue.

— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) April 17, 2019

Sadly, there is an evident back-door exit for J Mac in all of this. He can merely state that he’s changed his mind and it would be too dangerous or damaging to reveal Bitcoin’s founder. That would be boring but is what we all must expect at the end of this. What we have learned is that it’s not worth contacting Mr. McAfee and pretending to be Satoshi because he can sniff you out from a mile away.

I have received today dozens of communications from people and groups claiming to be Satoshi. Below is an example email and my responses. So people, please – i do know who Satoshi is. Don’t make yourself look foolish by pretending. I will do as I did below. BTW – big clue below: pic.twitter.com/OGXBzrlD5a

— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) April 18, 2019

Alien AI anyone?

True or not, it’s going to be very entertaining to watch this play out. I hope it turns out to be an Alien AI. A regular old homo sapiens would be such a let-down.

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Francois Aure

Financial speculator living in the hills in Los Angeles. J.D. but very much not a lawyer. Favorite trading books are anything written by Jack Schwager.

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