Bitcoin Inventor Satoshi Nakamoto Unmasked by CIA and NSA?

Marko Vidrih
3 min readJun 16, 2018

The CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) of the United States of America may have data on Satoshi Nakamoto exposing the mysterious inventor of Bitcoin. As Motherboard reports, the CIA has responded to a request for informational law (FOIA) from an employee of the portal.

The report states that Daniel Oberhaus, a journalist at Motherboard, received an answer from the CIA in which the CIA can neither “confirm nor deny” knowing who Satoshi Nakamoto is. This type of answer is also referred to as the “Glomar answer” in the US. The CIA is famous for using this phrase to avoid publishing open investigation information. The conclusion of Oberhaus is therefore:

So if the government really knows who Nakamoto is, it’s not too keen to share that information.

House of Lore efforts follow research by blogger Alexander Muse, who claimed in 2016 that the National Security Agency (NSA) knew Nakamoto’s true identity.

Although Satoshi Nakamoto has taken great care, according to Muse, to keep his identity a secret by using “the latest encryption and concealment techniques in his communications”. Nonetheless, Nakamoto made a mistake he found difficult to anticipate. The mysterious inventor of Bitcoin wrote thousands of posts and e-mails about Bitcoin, most of which are publicly available.

According to Muses blog , the NSA used “stylometry” in 2016 to expose the Bitcoin creator. The NSA was able to compare Satoshi’s writings with trillions of writing samples from people around the world. Initially, through PRISM, a judicially-granted access to Google and Yahoo user accounts, and later through MUSCULAR, which allows the NSA to copy data flows over fiber optic cable, the detonation was accomplished in less than a month by sending millions of emails and data to the NSA The writings of Nakamoto compared.

Muse claims to continue to find out from his source that the reason for this effort is that the Obama administration was concerned that Satoshi was an agent of Russia or China. In this regard, however, Muse writes:

Knowledge of the source would help the administration to understand the motives. As far as I can tell, Satoshi has not violated any laws and I have no idea if the NSA found out that he was…

Marko Vidrih

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