Our good friend, the legendary John McAfee is in back in the headlines once again. Courting controversy. Why wouldn’t he be – he’s not a man to do things by half, and his brilliant boldness is one of the things we love about him. He’s now under the spotlight for his very direct statement of belief that thealmost mythical creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, is alive and well. As he tweeted recently in response to another tweet questioning whether or not Nakamoto was alive or dead:
“He’s alive for fuck sake. He has zero influence over bitcoin.”
The discussion seems to have added fuel to the fire for Mr McAfee, who has already promised to reveal the true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. The twist is, he plans to do this by first revealing who this mysterious character definitely isn’t. Apparently, McAfee is privy to information he has obtained through his long career in cybersecurity and hacking – but many others also have, so why does McAfee claim to know more than others who have previously tried to shed light on Nakamoto’s true identity? Well, he isn’t just anybody for a start – he’s John Fucking McAfee:
As he so eloquently puts it in his Twitter feed:
“How do I know about Satoshi?
Yes, I drink, use drugs, chase women, run from the law – which I have done since I was 19. But it does not obviate the fact that I created a great company whose focus was stopping hackers. I had to know hacking. I am still John Fucking McAfee”
Maybe McAfee himself is Satoshi Nakamoto? Maybe not. But we are hungry to find out how his latest ‘thing’ pans out!