Does CIA Know Who Satoshi Nakamoto Is?


Many people try to find out who Satoshi Nakamoto, the Bitcoin’s creator, really is. Many theories populate the internet and new ones appear regularly.

A tech writer recently petitioned the CIA about Satoshi Nakamoto and although he did get a reply – it wasn’t exactly what he was hoping for.

The writer was Daniel Oberhaus of the “Motherboard”.

“While recently filing some unrelated [Freedom of Information Act] FOIA requests of my own, I figured it couldn’t hurt to ask some other three-letter agencies what they know about Nakamoto.”, Mr Oberhaus explained and continued:

“I decided to start broad and request all internal emails containing Satoshi Nakamoto’s name from the FBI and CIA. Agencies generally ask for these sorts of requests to be narrowed down with information you’re unlikely to have in advance, but sometimes they’ll just dump a trove of emails on your plate and say good luck.”

The reply

Instead of the requested information, Mr Oberhaus received a rather dry, yet undeniably honest, reply explaining that the “request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents,”.

According to many – CIA, NSA and possibly other US agencies, know Nakomoto’s identity – whether he’s a person or a group of people. It is however unlikely, that this knowledge will be getting out anytime soon.


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