In the course of a few days, the internet has found another claimant to the title of Satoshi, and quickly declared him a fraud. As first reported by CCN, a blockchain company called Satoshi Nakamoto Renaissance Holdings has announced it will reveal the true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, and nobody is impressed so far.
On the website they’ve created for this purpose, their Satoshi claimant suggests he will reveal his true identity and some of the mysteries surrounding Bitcoin in three steps. He revealed alleged mysteries surrounding the creation of Bitcoin on August 18, will talk about numerology and his stash of Bitcoin on August 19, and his true identity on August 20.
The August 18 dump of “secrets,” as told to Ivy McLemore, already has the crypto world left very unimpressed. He indicated he’s of Pakistani origin, currently live in the U.K, and discussed how he created Bitcoin with a lot of help from Hal Finney. He also says he came up with the name Bitcoin from picking letters from “Bank of Credit and Commerce International,” Pakistan’s national bank until it was forced to close in 1991.
There’s a real strong chance that this new attempt to claim the Satoshi name is a PR stunt, but a company that needs attention and investment to start their own project or token, as has been indicated by some of the press they’ve put out in this announcement. Or it’s someone with a limited understanding of Bitcoin, but a strong understanding of how to work the media to get his 15 minutes of fame.
So who’s behind this potentially criminal ploy to fraudulently claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto? The PR firm of Ivy McLemore was founded by Ivy McLemore himself,