It seems like a new unknown individual has proclaimed themselves as the creator of Bitcoin [BTC], Satoshi Nakamoto. Interestingly, the official reveal is expected to be made on Sunday August 18 at 4:00 PM EDT, where they plan to expose the reason for not having moved their 980,000 Bitcoins.
The blockchain company that shared “My Reveal” date is Satoshi Nakamoto Renaissance Holdings. Apparently, spokesperson for the proclaimed, real Satoshi, Ivy McLemore, spoke with news outlets and shared that the “break in his silence” will be done in three parts, adding that
“the truth will be known.”
So what types of information will be disclosed in the reveal? In addition to the unmoved BTCs, the individual plans to share more about themselves including their real name, where they were born, educational and professional background and the “rebirth of BTC,” with the latter having to do with a project called ‘Tabula Rasa’ – a clean-slate version of BTC.
Obviously, consumers can expect to learn more about the bitcoin creation process, with emphasis placed on the “Chaldean numerology” and the contributions made by cyphers and encryption.
The three parts will be delivered one after the other, that is, once the first has been completed, the second and third have been scheduled for the same times but on August 19 and 20 respectively.
Given said shocking claims, people are bound to naturally doubt its likes. An example of this is Litecoin’s Charlie Lee, as reported by Daily Hodl, who argued that if the real Satoshi really planned for a reveal, then he would have done so by “sign[ing] a message with the genesis key,” adding that,
“anything short of that is most likely fraudulent.”
August 18 was chosen as a symbolic move, as this was the initial date back in 2008 when bitcoin.org was registered. The revelation would commence as a way to celebrate the eleventh anniversary of bitcoin.org.
So the question is… With Satoshi reveal himself (not likely) or is this some big PR stunt by a blockchain company?