There are indications that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and National Security Agency (NSA) may have files and might know the real identity(s) of Satoshi Nakamoto. A writer, Daniel Oberhaus petitioned the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to share any kind of information it has on Satoshi Nakamoto, the known name for developing the world’s first decentralized cryptocurrency Bitcoin.
The CIA rejected the request stating it could neither confirm nor deny any knowledge of such informationand any kind of files.Confusing and wild theories appears in journalists’ findingsas legendarily attempts to unmask the real person continue.
CIA knowledge on Satoshi Nakamoto
It is not often that journalists have cause to contact the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), but last week normal business hours in the CIA’s Office of Public Affairs, Washington, D.C. 20505 was swamped. As of publication, three calls followed with one voice message on the final attempt, were not returned.
Daniel Oberhaus,a reporter who covers topics on physics, space, the future of energy and cryptocurrency at Motherboard submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to the agencies requesting information regarding the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. He was in an effort to follow up on work doneby blogger, Alexander Muse, who in 2016 claimed that the NSA knew the real identity of Nakamoto where they used “stylometry,” to unmask the Bitcoin developer. While his request with the FBI and the agency is still open, he got a reply via email from the CIA which referred to a response to his request of information that “neither confirms nor denies” the existence of the requested information.
The CIA responded: “The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.”Daniel Oberhaus suggested that if the FBI and the agencyhave any knowledge about the creator of Bitcoin, they are “not talking.”
The Glomar Response
Glomar Response is a non denial-denial classic tactic statement designed and used by the CIA to make it become be a true statement without giving away root facts on any information. Thestatement was first used after a journalist filed a FOIA concerning the CIA ship for Soviet subs project.It is also noted that the Glomar response has been a notorious culture of the CIA, citing a tweet from the agency on June 2014 as an example which read: “We cannot confirm or deny that this is our tweet”
Satoshi Nakamoto’s identity has been one of the biggest mysteries since Bitcoin was launched in 2008 in the crypto community. According to Oberhaus, without much success, multiple media reports have attempted to identify the person or persons that stand behind the top digital currency creation. The first attempt was in October 2011 by Joshua Davis then in 2014 by Gizmodo and later Alexander Muse.