To reveal the identity of Bitcoin’s inventor, known only by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto till now, Bitcoin.com reported yesterday that a new crowdfunding campaign, #Findsatoshi, is launched.Private investigators around the world will be engaged to find Satoshi.
The Findsatoshi campaign has already raised $ 3,008,400 (38,900 euros) and plans to use this money to hire private investigators from around the world to find out who this mysterious person or group is.
The effort is led by a German, Neff, who lives in Estonia and who considers it important for the future of Bitcoin to reveal the truth about his origins. This is because whoever Satoshi is, he or she may still be in control of a large amount of Bitcoin and could dramatically affect the price of BTC at any time.
Furthermore, Neff explains that the search also has a completely different reason:
“For the future development of the cryptocurrency we need to know who invented Crypto and why. Was it really an enthusiast who gave the world an independent currency, or was it a group of people who pursued scientific or purely selfish ends? Or is Bitcoin an invention of a big company or an IT giant who has decided to take a new direction? Can Bitcoin be the state invention designed to control all transactions? “
Neff wants to raise about $ 225,000 with the intention of paying investigators from Japan, New York, London and Russia to find out the truth about Satoshi. He uses a Russian crowdfunding site, Boomstarter, to raise money.
Whether the project will actually succeed remains to be seen. At a minimum, the project plans to provide updates every three days to keep the community up to date on what they found. It should not be forgotten that, of course, as with anything in the crypto world, there is a possibility that it is a scam.
Has the NSA already revealed Satoshi?
There are many guesses as to who is behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, but no theory has ever been confirmed. As we reported , two months ago the theory re-emerged that the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) of the United States of America has data on Satoshi Nakamoto that unmask the mysterious inventor of Bitcoin.
As Motherboard reported at the time, the CIA responded to a request for the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) of an employee of the portal to provide an answer that suggests the disarming.
The report states that Daniel Oberhaus, a journalist at Motherboard, received an answer from the CIA in which the CIA can neither “confirm nor deny” knowing who Satoshi Nakamoto is. This type of answer is also referred to as the “Glomar answer” in the US. The CIA is famous for using this phrase to avoid publishing open investigation information.
Blogger Alexander Muse claimed in 2016 that the National Security Agency (NSA) knew the true identity of Nakamoto. According to Muses blog, the NSA used “stylometry” to identify Satoshi’s identity on behalf of the Obama administration. The NSA was thus able to compare Satoshi’s writings with trillions of writing samples from people around the world.