A new theory around the true identity of the anonymous BTC creator Satoshi Nakamoto is in the Bitcoin news, this time emerging by an unlikely source which is the Escobar family. Their story about Yasutaka Nakamoto is interesting and now viral in the news.
The story goes on like this…
Basically, Yasutaka Nakamoto was a high-ranking engineer for Pacific West Airlines, working for the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. He smuggled drugs into the US from South America but disappeared completely from public view in 1992 after surviving an assassination attempt by his former employer. Then, he resurfaced years later – creating and launching Bitcoin.
In this manner, the Escobar family thinks that he is supposedly the brother of Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto. The CEO of Escobar Inc., the multinational holding company associated with the Escobar family and Pablo Escobar himself, a 27-year old Swedish entrepreneur named Olof Gustaffson tells the story about how he became the CEO of the Escobar’s multinational conglomerate based in Medellin, Colombia.
In a call with one crypto news media outlet, Gustaffson (who is the right-hand man to Pablo’s brother Robert) relayed the fantastical version of the events in an effort to silence some of the fuss created by the self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright.
In this manner, Gustafsson wants to protect the Escobar family and claims to speak “the truth” when it comes to the BTC creator. He goes on to claim that Yasutaka’s experience with microprocessors and semiconductors supplied him with a base of technical knowledge which he would later apply to the first cryptocurrency.
According to Gustafsson, Yasutaka was a renegade who was wild enough to work for Pablo Escobar but stubborn enough to never pledge his loyalty. We can see only one public mention of any Yasutaka Nakamoto online – it is the Los Angeles Times article from October 1, 1992, which tells the story of him as an employee and how he emerged unscathed after finding a pipe-bomb in his car while parked at work.
“Hughes employee Yasutaka A. Nakamoto, 39, at first thought his car had been burglarized because the window had been broken, Sgt. Andy Gonis said. He then found the device under the seat,” the article states.
In 2019, one reporter revealed that Gustafsson and the Escobar family are the former owners of the Bitcoin trademark, registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
However, the latest filings on the USPTO website show that Bitcoin’s naming rights are back under control of Coin Legal Ltd.
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