Will Satoshi Nakamoto’s Identity be Revealed?

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Will the world ever know the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. //Source: Pixabay

The unmasking of Satoshi Nakamoto’s identity will potentially be the biggest reveal of the century considering the impact of blockchain technology in the world. The prospect of this happening is getting slimmer every day as Satoshi’s stash of nearly one million BTC remains untouched in almost a decade.

After a decade-long hiatus from the digital world upon which bitcoin is rooted, a person claiming to be Nakamoto has surfaced, with the intention of revealing his identity and why he has been in hiding for a long time.

According to a press release published on Aug. 16, Nakamoto will start to reveal his identity on Aug. 18 at 4 PM EDT on  the Satoshi Nakamoto Renaissance Holdings website, a website created specifically for the ‘promised big reveal.’

Satoshi’s big reveal is a three-part series that will run for three consecutive days and will go into as much detail as disclosing factors that include “his country of origin, education, professional background, and why he has yet to move any of his 980,000 bitcoins.”

The person claiming to be Satoshi went as far as saying:

“Nakamoto’s revelations will culminate Tuesday in Part III with his introduction of Tabula Rasa, his clean-slate vision for Bitcoin’s transformational rebirth, and the declaration of his identity.”

Satoshi Nakamoto’s identity

Satoshi’s identity had eluded the world for far too long to the point that so many people – some known and others unknown – are coming forward, with no proof, claiming to be the mysterious bitcoin creator.

In May this year, a person claiming to be Satoshi pulled a similar stunt – a live website and a countdown to the big reveal – but nothing concrete came out of it.

Charlie Lee, the ex-Google employee who created Litecoin tweeted that Satoshi’s identity can only be proven by signing “a message with the genesis key.”

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Litecoin creator Charlie Lee weighs in on the expected unveiling of Satoshi Nakamoto. //Source: Twitter