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John McAfee Vows to Unmask Crypto’s Satoshi Nakamoto, Then Backs Off

  • McAfee says the Bitcoin creator is alive and residing in U.S.
  • ‘Finding Satoshi was a piece of cake,’ software pioneer says
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John McAfee, the eccentric antivirus pioneer known for his brushes with the law, said he has spoken with Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto and plans to reveal the person’s identity.

But the timing of the announcement is up in the air. After previously telling Bloomberg he would expose Nakamoto “within a week,” he backed off the plan. McAfee said Tuesday on Twitter the controversy could hurt his efforts to fight an extradition to the U.S.