What if we had found Satoshi Nakamoto?

What if we had found Satoshi Nakamoto?

John McAfee, who died in June 2021, was an American computer scientist. He invented McAfee antivirus software in 1987, then founded McAfee Associates. Recently, TikTok influencer Harry the Soul Coach said that John McAfee is Satoshi Nakamoto. This claim seems to be the least outlandish guess about the identity of the creator of Bitcoin (BTC). But is it verified?

A claim that conspiracy theorists might support

Harry the Soul Coach said on the TikTok platform: “John McAfee is the creator of Bitcoin. If we go back and look at his past, he created the internet security software McAfee in 1987“. He implied that John McAfee had secret access to user data thanks to his invention. He also suggested John is said to have invented Bitcoin (BTC) to spy on criminals. He added that the American computer scientist is still alive.

I have to say it John McAfee has demonstrated time and time again that it has mastered the blockchain. 2 years ago he made some interesting statements about this technology during an interview with Delphi Media. “Blockchain is the first technology that doesn’t come from the bowels of the government or some black army program. It is not from IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Samsung or any other companyJohn explained.

The computer specialist had added that blockchain is completely open source and accessible to anyone. “This is a turning point in the evolution of the human spirit. The first application of blockchain was crypto. And the first application of crypto was Bitcoin, which has far outlived its lifespan. But there is no privacy. You cannot put smart contracts on this blockchain“, he had emphasized.

Finally, there is no evidence that John McAfee is Satoshi Nakamoto or that he is still alive. However, we note that the creator of the first commercial anti-virus software preferred crypto Monero (XMR) over Bitcoin (BTC). He also said during his interview that the Bitcoin network is “old, bulky, slow and expensive“.

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Luke Jose Ajinaku

Far from dampening my enthusiasm, a failed cryptocurrency investment in 2017 only increased my enthusiasm. So I decided to research and understand the blockchain and its many applications and to impart with my pen information related to this ecosystem.

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