John McAfee Says That He Knows Satoshi Nakamoto’s Identity; ‘Reveal Yourself or I Will'

Notorious crypto twitter leader and $1 million bitcoin price prediction shot-caller John McAfee drops a digital bomb on the bitcoin community saying he now has uncovered the true identity of the one and only, Satoshi Nakamoto. Here's what he claims to know.

The whole of the cryptocurrency industry is based on very few rules, but they exist, nonetheless. The transparency of the blockchain is a priority, along with its immutability to keep the ledger honest.

However, there is a certain level of anonymity required to keep decentralization. After all, decentralization is about not having a single entity ruling over a massive group, which Satoshi Nakamoto achieved through the creation of the Bitcoin.

The public has not been given the identity of the Bitcoin creator at this point, even ten years after the token launched. The whitepaper was explicit in ensuring that the coin is ruled by those who use it, rather than one person with too much power. There have been a few theories about the true identity, and Craig Wright has famously claimed to be the true Satoshi. However, the evidence has not really led to a concrete answer.

In light of the recent activity of Wright’s legal actions against those who call him a “fraud,” along with the recent delisting of Bitcoin SV from multiple exchanges, John McAfee is coming forth. He added himself to the massive group of people that have said that Satoshi is absolutely not Wright, rhetorically asking, “Have you no shame?”

In a subsequent post the same day, McAfee even asked what kind of “idiot” would even be tricked by the lie that Wright is Satoshi. He implied that this concept alone is enough to judge BSV as a scam.

Clearly, McAfee just could not free himself from the frustration of what has been going on with Wright lately, because the tweets continued. Finding that TemradeSatoshi, a crypto exchange, is supporting BSV, he proceeded to call for a boycott.

Then, he started ranting on BSV some more. He mentioned that BSV itself claims to be “Satoshi’s vision,” which is where the abbreviation comes from.

However, he explains that the creation of Bitcoin was exactly what Satoshi intended, with nothing more and nothing less. He jests that, if BSV is actually the enactment of what Satoshi wanted:

“then either Satoshi is the worst communicator in the world, or Craig Wright, Calvin Ayre, and BSV are frauds.”

Finally, the frustration and desire for truth reaches its high point. McAfee expresses that he wants the mystery to end, saying that the whitepaper’s author resides in the United States and that he plans to keep offering clues until he reveals himself.

Minutes later, he follows the post by saying that he has stood idly by and has “protected the identity of Satoshi.”

However, with the rise of “imposters,” McAfee said that it is time to stop. In order to clear the air, he proposes two ways that this whole drama will end – by revealing Satoshi himself, or by continuing to reveal clues until Satoshi tells the world who he is.

Within minutes, it becomes apparent that the followers of McAfee have mixed opinions on this exposure. Some people commented on the hope that this topic would have already faded from the cryptocurrency space.

Others asked if McAfee was Satoshi, which he quickly confirmed that he is not, while quickly dispelling that “we are all satoshi” as well.

Another commenter, CryptoSpawn, brought up the idea that it may be best for Bitcoin’s creator to remain the secret and the mystery of the “anonymous Satoshi.” But, again, McAfee said no.

With the comments still rolling in, McAfee commented on the “flack” that he was receiving for pushing the identity of Satoshi to be exposed.

However, he points out that the lack of clarity is only perpetuating the problem of others claiming to be him wrongly. He pointed to Wright’s “fake claim” that led to the damage inflicted on BSV.

His most recent post, at the time of this article, was asking how he knows the identity of Satoshi at all.

He pointed to his company that has done an excellent job of thwarting hackers, adding that he “had to know hacking,” but not giving much justification to how he knows about Satoshi.

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Krystle M
Krystle is an American cryptocurrency blogger that wants to see the future of crypto and blockchain technology evolve. She has been writing about cryptocurrency for about a year, with a special interest in blockchain technology and regulatory measures around the world. While away from writing and learning about the changes in the cryptocurrency industry, she likes to indulge in science fiction novels and further her experience in playing both guitar and piano.

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