Software Pioneer John McAfee Threatens To Identify Bitcoin Creator, Then Backs Off
Antivirus software creator John McAfee had the attention of all in the tech and cryptocurrency world when he announced he was going to unmask the creator of bitcoin. The target date came and went and McAfee failed to deliver. McAfee, who is fighting
Everyone has always wanted to know “Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?” Did he really start bitcoin? McAfee said he knows the answers.
“The shadowy BTC creator’s anonymity has created a thriving market for those people claiming to be the architect of that famous white paper. 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,” CCN reported.
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Not much is known about Nakamoto, a pseudonym that is believed to refer to a person or group of people. In 2008, Nakamoto wrote the white paper outlining bitcoin.
“In recent days, McAfee has been threatening on Twitter to out Nakamoto, saying that he’s a man living in the U.S. McAfee has said that he will take the step unless Nakamoto comes forward voluntarily,” Japan Times reported.
“I’ve spoken with him, and he is not a happy camper about my attempt to out him,” McAfee said in a phone interview with Japan Times from the Bahamas.
Others have tried to out Nakamoto before. “In a 2014 cover story, Newsweek identified the real Nakamoto as a California physicist, who denied the report. In a 2016 blog post and interviews with three media outlets, Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright had said that he is Nakamoto,” Japan Times reported.