The identity of Satoshi won’t be revealed by John McAfee as he planned earlier due to the possibilities of a lawsuit. The American entrepreneur as reported in our altcoin news wanted to out the name of the bitcoin creator but now he is holding back on his plans.
McAfee fears from further lawsuits and potential extradition to the United States if he announces the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto according to reports. The popular businessman, who founded the popular antivirus company McAfee Associates in 1987, claims that his technology has managed to track and find who the real creator of bitcoin is.
According to the reports, McAfee used his technology to find the identity of Satoshi and in one occasion even contacted the Bitcoin creator claiming that the mystery man is actually someone who lives in the United States by saying:
“My entire life I’ve been tracking people who are the best in the world, and hiding their identity. Finding Satoshi was a piece of cake for me.”
John McAfee also noted that the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto and his tracking down was not a good idea. Although he wanted to publicly announce the name of the BTC creator and all of the best cryptocurrency news sites reported and anticipated, he is now holding back on the information since he fears of multiple lawsuits.
It is well known that McAfee is not a stranger to controversy; he has also been indicted by the Internal Revenue Service in the United States over tax-avoidance and could even face extradition from the Bahamas where he is currently staying. Him telling the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto to the public wouldn’t have been the first battle that he would need help from his lawyers. He also pointed out:
“The US extradition request to the Bahamas is imminent. I met with Mario Gray, my extradition lawyer, and it is now clear […] that releasing the identity of Satoshi at this time could influence the trial and risk my extradition. I cannot risk that. I’ll wait.”
As is it widely known, the real identity of Satoshi has always been a mystery, especially since the 2010s when the bitcoin white paper was initially published.
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