‘I'll Wait’: John McAfee Backpedals on His Plan to Expose the Identity of Satoshi Nakamoto

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 06:09
Alex Dovbnya
👀💥Whether John McAfee knows the real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto or not, he got what he craves most of all – attention
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John McAfee, the notorious Bitcoin evangelist, has had a change of heart when it comes to disclosing the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. He claims that publicly announcing the name of the Bitcoin’s elusive creator would risk his extradition to the US.

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The real Satoshi

As reported by U.Today, the recent Craig Wrigth controversy prompted McAfee to join the fray by promising to eventually reveal who Satoshi really is. He mentioned that Satoshi is actually a group of people, but the game-changing Bitcoin white paper was actually written by a single individual who currently lives in the US. He also vowed to continue narrowing down his identity unless Satoshi comes forward himself.

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You have one week

During a recent interview with Bloomberg, McAfee said that the real Satoshi wasn’t quite happy about his intentions to expose him. The anti-virus software vet who is also famous for his outrageous gimmicks was supposed to reveal the real Satoshi ‘within a week’, but he decided to delay the bombshell since it would allegedly put his extradition into jeopardy.

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A dicey situation

In 2012, McAfee fled Bezile, his former home, after the local police wanted to question him about the murder of his neighbor Gregory Faull (Bezile has an extradition treaty with the US). Now, he claims that the US extradition request to the Bahamas, where he currently resides, is ‘imminent’. Hence, he could face extradition like Julian Assange is he decides to out Satoshi.

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About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.

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