Today 11 years ago, a Bitcoin developer decided to visit the CIA after that Satoshi Nakamoto was never seen again.

Gavin Adresen posted that he’s going to visit CIA to give a presentation at an Emerging conference for the US intelligence community. Remember that he was invited by the CIA for this conference. That means CIA I knew about Bitcoin.

This is what he posted

>I want to get this out in the open because it is the kind of thing that will generate conspiracy theories: I’m going to give a presentation about Bitcoin at CIA Headquarters in June at an emerging technologies conference for the US intelligence community.
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>I accepted the invitation to speak because the act that I was invited means Bitcoin is already on their radar, and I think it might be a good chance to talk about why I think Bitcoin will make the world a better place. I think the goals of this project are to create better currency, create a more competitive and efficient international payment incompatible with goals of government.
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>I’m only very slightly worried that talking about Bitcoin at the CIA will increase the chances that they’ll try to do something we don’t want them to do. I think accepting their invitation and being open about exactly what bitcoin is will make it less likely they will see it as a threat.
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>PS: Full Disclosure: I’ll be paid a one-time fee of $3K to cover expenses and pay me for my time. I don’t want any “Gavin is on the CIA’s payroll” rumors to get started, either
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>as always, comments and questions and discussion welcome. I’d really rather not hear any conspiracy theories about how they will secretly implant a mind-control chip in my head while I’m there, though.

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After that Mr. Satoshi never made any post again.

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26 thoughts on “Today 11 years ago, a Bitcoin developer decided to visit the CIA after that Satoshi Nakamoto was never seen again.”

  1. Satoshi could very much have mined or even bought Bitcoin on a new wallet, be a millionaire today and never need to touch his public wallets. I believe this is the most likely scenario. Even Vitalik definitely has private wallets that no one knows of, why wouldn’t anybody in their position do this?

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  2. The way this post is framed, makes it sound like there must be a connection between these two events. But Satoshi had already decided to step down and let others take over the development. This was always his plan: create Bitcoin anonymously and disappear. And this is why he gave Gavin access to the Bitcoin Github.

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  3. Would you really want to be the public figurehead of something under so much scrutiny? I reckon he’s on an island somewhere chuckling at all the speculation

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  4. There are many possibilities of what happened to Satoshi.

    My *optimistic* take is that Satoshi knows the mystery of his identity and fate is important to the story of Bitcoin. He’s probably distrustful of governments and values privacy, so does not want any spotlight. And, likely, he would’ve been active with Bitcoin and crypto in the years afterward, so he’s probably rich from that anyway. And maybe he thinks that if he tried to cash out the original wallet, he’d crash the price.

    Also possible that Satoshi is a group of the original devs. Maybe they each have a fragment of the key and can’t cash out til they all agree to it. And again maybe they value the mystery of Satoshi, so none will spill the beans.

    I hope we someday find out the whole story.

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  5. Satoshis last post was about the beast being awakened and he did not want it to happen this way when the only way to donate to wikileaks was through btc after the us govt shut down their PayPal/MasterCard donations. Then btc crossed 1$ and he only logged in once since to say “I am not Dorian”

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  6. But wait …… the Japanese origin and meaning of Satoshi is “Central” and the Japanese origin of Nakamto is “Intelligence” … wtf is going on here..

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  7. Bitcoin is a CIA operation (operation satoshi). He was invited to the CIA to give a demo on the CIAs own operation. Point was blockchain technology trial run letting the underground use it to buy drugs. The cia studied the technology and tracking ability to one day usher in the central bank digital currency where they will be able to control how and where you spend money and probably link it to digital ID in the form of microchip where you’ll no longer need any form of ID or payment method. Simply swipe your arm at the bar to order your beer. But after 2 beers access to your account for alcohol purchases will be denied. I’m sure the cia were also selling on the Silk Road to fund some regime changes

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  8. My personal theory is that Satoshi is the US Government and his “wallet” is them making sure they become the “central” bank once currency switches over.

    It really lines up with the Feds monetary policy and introduction of quantitative easing as well.

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  9. There’s no way the CIA and their surveillance system doesn’t know his true identity. Wouldn’t the GOVT classify information like that at the most secret of levels using national security as an excuse. They know.

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  10. >I don’t want any “Gavin is on the CIA’s payroll” rumors to get started, either

    Only a guy on CIA’s payroll would say this

    (/s)

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  11. The government did some pretty ridiculous arrests back in the 80s when phreaking and hacking were getting big. Some BBS boards that simply hosted possible Phreaks had their homes raided and their equipment taken. Would it be any surprise if the CIA found Satoshi and told him to stfu while taking his equipment for ‘investigative’ purposes? If you’re curious, law enforcement is allowed to take equipment for possible evidence, but has no law forcing them to give it back. Satoshi’s bitcoins could be on a stolen computer rotting in CIA or FBI headquarters.

    Edit: For those interested in knowledge, read some CUD:
    [http://www.textfiles.com/magazines/CUD/cud0127.txt](http://www.textfiles.com/magazines/CUD/cud0127.txt)
    I think 0126 and before have some info on what the FBI was doing, too. In 0127, for the pertinent info read Part 3 which is a recollection by a BBS host that was raided.

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  12. I wonder if Satoshi is alive, but concerned that he might on the CIA’s radar, and might have enough money to live comfortable.

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  13. The 3 most likely candidates are pretty well known and easy to search into. One of them is dead. As for the other two I’m sure they realize the whole thing would be destroyed if they ever sold

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