In the past 10 years, everyone has wondered about the identity of the founder of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto. The curiosity has not died down, even after a decade, and imposters calling themselves the elusive Nakamoto.
However, lately there has been a change in the tide. Recently, a US court ordered self-proclaimed Nakamoto, Craig Wright to produce evidence of his public bitcoin addresses, and provide proof of identity that he was indeed Satoshi Nakamoto.
A website called GotSatoshi is all set to unveil the creator of the bitcoin on May 14, 2019. A Twitter handle by the same name said, “Never imagined there would be so much interest in who I am. Can’t the idea speak for itself? Quoth the poet “Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward: they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game” But if you insist on knowing – http://gotsatoshi.com”
The website challenges people of the cryptoverse to unmask the person. However, the two clues we have are: That he/she is NOT Craig Wright and may know John McAfee. Earlier McAfee had hinted that he knew who Satoshi was, given his line of business.
Never imagined there would be so much interest in who I am. Can't the idea speak for itself? Quoth the poet "Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward: they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game" But if you insist on knowing – https://t.co/lyYHmE79Mx pic.twitter.com/T14mRnfK0u
— gotsatoshi (@gotsatoshi) May 2, 2019
For the uninitiated, a United States District Court of the Southern District of Florida issued an order on May 3, which compels Wright to produce a list of his bitcoin public addresses. The order was brought about when the estate of computer scientist, David Kleiman filed a case against Wright, accusing the latter of stealing hundreds of thousands of BTC, which were more than $5 billion dollars in February last year.
At the time, the court had said, “Dr. Wright filed an unverified motion in which he identified a number of bitcoin public addresses that he mined. Although not delineated as a Motion for Protective Order, that is what the pleading is. Dr. Wright asserted that he does not have a complete list of the public addresses he owned on any date, including December 31, 2013. He further asserted that in 2011 he transferred ownership of all his bitcoin to a blind trust. Although he makes the conclusory statement that it would be unduly burdensome to produce a list of his bitcoin holdings as of December 31, 2013, this conclusion is not supported by facts.”
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