Just one week after announcing his intention to expose Satoshi Nakamoto, John McAfee has decided to put the plan on hold — ending an amusing, if not entirely promising, lead in determining the true identity of Bitcoin’s creator.
“The US extradition request to the Bahamas is imminent,” the infamous tech entrepreneur tweeted on Tuesday. “I met with Mario Gray, my extradition lawyer, and it is now clear (read his letter below) that releasing the identity of Satoshi at this time could influence the trial and risk my extradition. I cannot risk that. I’ll wait.”
As if this story weren’t odd enough already, McAfee also decided to toss in the fact that the real Satoshi is apparently very much aware of his unveiling intentions, telling Bloomberg on Tuesday that “I’ve spoken with him and he is not a happy camper about my attempt to out him.”
Seems we can now add “not a happy camper” to the list of things we know about Satoshi thanks to John McAfee. Just pencil it in right after “brunette” and “alive.”
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