Since the emergence of the Bitcoin as a means of payment the cybersecurity community and cryptocurrency users have not stopped asking themselves: who Satoshi Nakamoto really is? This is the name of the individual (although it is not ruled out that it is a group) in charge of the publication of the Bitcoin White Paper in 2008, a document that explained for the first time the theory behind virtual assets and blockchain technology.
Recently, cybersecurity specialists found a new website in which it is claimed that this mystery will be revealed in less than ten days. The website, Gotsatoshi.com, shows a single screen with a countdown; presumably, when the clock reaches its limit, Nakamoto’s identity will be revealed.
The website shows no indication of its potential operators, and the only thing that could be seen is the countdown, in addition to an option for subscribing to the site and being able to watch the revelation live. The cryptocurrency community does not really have arguments in favor of the veracity of the claims of this website, so you only have to wait to find out if it is another false alarm or something else.
With regard to Nakamoto’s identity, multiple theories circulate among the Bitcoin enthusiasts, the experts in cybersecurity mention. Apparently, the only known certainty is that Satoshi Nakamoto has 700,000 Bitcoin that have remained intact in his wallet for a long time, so it is not known if the user is alive, dead or only remains inactive.
On many occasions, groups of researchers have claimed to be able to discover the true identity of this person; individuals have even claimed to be the true Satoshi Nakamoto. For example, Craig White, an investor in virtual assets, has been claiming to be the real Nakamoto for a long time, although his story has considerable plot flaws.
On the other hand, the renowned antivirus software entrepreneur, John McAfee, denies White’s version, claiming that he knows the real Nakamoto and has long been protecting the anonymity of the “father of Bitcoin”.
The website is still active, as mentioned by experts from the International Institute of Cyber Security (IICS), so we are just over a week from discovering if they have actually solved one of the biggest mysteries surrounding the use of virtual assets.