In part two of his ‘Satoshi reveal’, self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator Bilal Khalid unveils where all his bitcoins are and much, much more. | Source: (i) Satoshinrh.com (ii) Shutterstock; Edited by CCN
In it, ‘Satoshi’ confirmed himself to be Bilal Khalid – as was previously discovered in a check of the domain name registrar for the ‘Satoshi Reveal’ website. We also find out the reason why he can’t access his $19 billion fortune (he lost his private keys).
And we’re treated to a glimpse of what the future holds for Mr. Khalid – namely, his name-change to James Caan (really!) and a plug for his new blockchain project.
Even Satoshi Lost His Private Keys
The second part of the Satoshi reveal echoed the first in its long-winded meandering and severe lack of substance. One interesting claim made by Mr. Khalid, now Mr. Caan, concerns the status of Satoshi’s 980,000 bitcoin fortune. According to Mr. Caan, his private keys were lost when he handed his laptop into an electronics shop for repairs. When the laptop came back, all of Satoshis bitcoins were gone.
The self-proclaimed Satoshi says he lost faith in his project when Bitcoin developer Gavin Andresen started speaking with the CIA. No more is said on the matter.
What follows is a tale of redemption, where the then Mr. Khan got a job as an IT guy in a British NHS hospital and put his cypherpunk life behind him.