What are the FBI and CIA hiding about Satoshi Nakamoto?
The identity of Satoshi Nakamoto has been a growing mystery with the explosion of cryptocurrency. There have been multiple occasions when Nakamoto’s identity seem to have finally been unveiled, such as the New York Times report in 2013, Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto in 2014, or the fraudulent self-proclamation of Craig Wright, but each of them ended in flat disappointment. Nevertheless, many people remain obsessed with the quest to uncover the identity and continue to hotly discuss the topic.
Recently, Daniel Oberhaus of Vice requested information on Satoshi Nakamoto to FBI and CIA, asking for any internal emails related to the mysterious individual through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Although his request with the FBI remains open, but he received a response from the CIA after a month showed that “the request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.”
Such a response is called a “Glomar response”, and the CIA is famous for using it to avoid the release of information with ongoing investigations. Although it’s impossible to know what kind of information the agencies hold on Satoshi Nakamoto, it is interesting to wonder what information they might be hiding from the public.