What does the CIA have on the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto?

What does the CIA have on the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto?

Motherboard reports that the Central intelligence Agency (CIA) responded to an inquiry about whether it had data about the identity of the Creator of Bitcoin.

Daniel Oberhaus, primarily concerned with questions of physics, space, cryptocurrency and energy, filed a request, in accordance with the Act on Freedom of Information in the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) and the CIA, which requested information about the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto.

The oberhaus reported that his request to the FBI is still in operation, but the CIA has already provided the answer in American journalistic practice called “the answer Glomar”. This particular formulation, which does not deny nor confirm the existence of the requested information and, in effect, means care to answer.

The request was rejected. The Agency said they can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.

The oberhaus also noted that “the answer Glomar” often used by the CIA and quoted the first tweet of the Agency in June 2014:

The question of the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto is one of the biggest mysteries in the world of cryptocurrency.

The first attempt to reveal the identity of Satoshi is dated October 2011, just a few months after Satoshi has withdrawn from participation in the work on the cryptocurrency. Joshua Davis then wrote an article for The New Yorker, which suggested that Nakamoto is Willie lehdonvirta of a Finnish scientist who works at Helsinki Institute for information technology. Willie, eventually, denied that he is Satoshi Nakamoto, but added that even if it was him, he wouldn’t admit to it.

In 2014, Newsweek reported about the Japanese-American named Satoshi Nakamoto, who at that time lived in California and claimed that he is the Creator of bitcoin. However, after a lengthy investigation it turned out that he is not “real” Satoshi.

In 2016, Gizmodo published an article about Craig Wright, who publicly announced that he is Satoshi Nakamoto. Australian scientist and businessman has made many controversial statements throughout his career, however, definitively prove that he is the Creator of bitcoin never could.

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