NSA Has Identified Satoshi Nakamoto, Author Claimsbr>
Has the US National Security Agency identified the ever-elusive Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of bitcoin? A new article by entrepreneur Alexander Muse in Medium says yes, they have.
Although several people have come forwad and claimed to be Satoshi, the generally acknowledged bitcoin inventor, no one has been able to definitively prove any real identity.
The NSA used stylometry to compare texts to develop a writing style for Satoshi. Although various news agencies and others have attempted similar actions, Muse contends the NSA was able to drill deeper because it has millions of samples of non-public emails and other writing samples from across the globe. That, combined with proprietary software and enhanced computing power, led the NSA to positively identify Satoshi. However, the secretive agency has not made its knowledge public, nor will it even confirm that it has that information, Muse said.
The reason for the interest goes beyond mere curiosity about the mystery man. Muse said a source informed him that the Obama administration was concerned that Satoshi was a Russian or Chinese agent, thus making bitcoin a potential economic weapon that could be used to undermine the US economy at some future point.