- “My entire life I’ve been tracking people who are the best in the world and hiding their identity,” McAfee.
- McAfee claims that Satoshi is not an individual but a team of people from India.
- Controversies surrounding the identity of Satoshi continue to spar furry across the cryptocurrency universe.
The United States 2020 presidential candidate John McAfee who doubles up as an entrepreneur and Bitcoin bull claims that he knows the true identity of the creator (s) of the largest crypto Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto. McAfee was speaking during an interview with Bloomberg where he reckoned:
“My entire life I’ve been tracking people who are the best in the world, and hiding their identity. Finding Satoshi was a piece of cake for me.”
He went ahead and promised to reveal the true identity of Satoshi “within weeks.” However, McAfee later altered his promise claiming that such an act is likely to harm his US extradition fight. In a tweet on April 24, McAfee said:
“The US extradition request to the Bahamas is imminent. I met with Mario Gray, my extradition lawyer, and it is now clear (read his letter below) that releasing the identity of Satoshi at this time could influence the trial and risk my extradition. I cannot risk that. I'll wait.”
According to McAfee, Satoshi is not an individual but a team of people from India but he adds that “[Satoshi] is a collection of people, but the white paper was written by one man, who currently (sic) resides in the US.”
The controversies surrounding the identity of Satoshi continue to spar furry across the cryptocurrency universe. Not long ago, Craig Wright claimed that he is the true Satoshi and even warned that he will sue anyone who tries to dispute it. McAfee disputed Craig’s claim in a tweet saying:
“Enough is enough! There at least a dozen crypto adherents who know the true identity of Satoshi. I can assure you, 100%, it is NOT Craig Wright. This absurd claim of Craig's is incomprehensible. Mr Wright: Have you no shame? Seriously sir! Have you no shame?”
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