By now, everyone was supposed to know the identity of Bitcoin’s elusive founder, Satoshi Nakamoto. However, in what can only be termed as a rude shock, it turned out to be a marketing gimmick for a news website.
If readers remember, we had covered the possibility of Satoshi uncovering his/their identity around 10 days back. At the time, we had reported that on May 14, all the mystery surrounding Nakamoto’s identity would come to an end. The person, operating the Twitter account, Got Satoshi had 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”
Now, however, it turns out, it was just a farce.
Last night, a lot of people were awaiting Nakamoto’s unmasking. However, there were a few who were smart enough to figure out that it was probably nothing more than a scam or a marketing gimmick for a new product or a website. A few people who have been in the crypto space for a long time, said that it didn’t sound like Satoshi to unmask himself/themselves, because he/they was never the one to hog publicity or attention.
There were some pissed off people on the official Twitter page too. One user said, “Lamest marketing stunt it could possibly have been. You should have let your AI come up with and execute its own ideas.” Another user said, “Get lost..ROFL!! Comedy piece. But a nice promotion.. world now knows we are all satoshis.”
— gotsatoshi (@gotsatoshi) May 14, 2019
The news website, called PAI News is reportedly presenting the top happenings in the crypto world through an artificial intelligence avatar called Satoshi. According to its YouTube channel, “Satoshi is created using ObEN’s Personal AI (PAI) technology, with all voice and facial animation driven by AI.”
While it is not the first time, someone has appropriated the name Satoshi Nakamoto for their own agenda, it does seem criminal (not legally, but ethically), to steal someone’s identity, especially who’s probably not around to defend themselves. To justify it by saying, “We are all Satoshi”, is to undermine someone’s hard work, which they had done for the betterment of humanity.
Until, you can prove that you are the one who wrote that Bitcoin protocol, don’t bother calling yourself Satoshi Nakamoto, because you are only setting yourself up for ridicule and derision.
Look what happened to Craig Wright.
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