Satoshi Nakamoto is the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin, and they mysteriously disappeared soon after launching Bitcoin. Due to the popularity of Bitcoin, and the fact that Satoshi mined over one million Bitcoins before disappearing, the crypto space has long been trying to figure out the true identity of Satoshi. Now Escobar Inc. is saying that they know exactly who Satoshi is, and they present one of the craziest theories to date. The shocking thing is there seems to be some validity to Escobar Inc’s theory, as will be explained in the below article.
First off, for those who are not familiar with Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel, here is some background. The Medellin Cartel was founded by the infamous gangster Pablo Escobar, and for a time, it supplied 80% of the world’s cocaine and profited over USD 60 million per day from smuggling tons of cocaine into the United States and other countries every week. The cartel became so powerful that they essentially started a war with Colombia, and controlled regions of the country at one point.
Ultimately, the Medellin Cartel officially came to an end when Pablo Escobar was assassinated by the United States and Colombia in 1993, but in reality, its influence and operations never truly ended. Roberto Escobar, the brother of Pablo, survived, and there was still a ton of money left over after the cartel founder’s death. In 2014 Roberto re-established Escobar Inc, and since then the Escobar family claims to be operating a legitimate multinational corporation.
Olof Gustafsson is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Escobar Inc, and he is the one who has revealed this new theory about Satoshi.
According to him, a man named Yasutaka Akiko Nakamoto worked as a drug smuggler for the Medellin Cartel. Nakamoto was originally a high-ranking engineer for Pacific West Airlines, and his connections with the airline made him perfect for the job of drug smuggling. Apparently, he smuggled drugs from South America to the United States for many years, until almost being assassinated in 1992, an event which ended the man’s drug smuggling career.
However, just like Nakamoto’s experience as an engineer for Pacific West Airlines made him a perfect candidate for drug smuggling, his experience with microprocessors and semiconductors from that job also supplied him with the basic technological knowledge he needed to create Bitcoin, according to Gustaffson.
The theory then gets even more interesting. Gustafsson claims that Yasutaka is the brother of Dorian Nakamoto, the subject of frenzied Satoshi speculation in 2014. Dorian had lived very close to the house of Hal Finney — an early Bitcoin developer who was also one of the very first to run the Bitcoin network — who was also the first person to receive a Bitcoin transaction from Satoshi.
Dorian claimed that he was not Satoshi and had zero involvement in Bitcoin. However according to Gustaffson, Yasutaka lived with Dorian, and this is proven by a record in the WhitePages.
Further, the CEO claims that Dorian Nakamoto knew all about his brother’s Bitcoin activities, and had flown down to Colombia in 2014 to conduct business with Roberto Escobar following the death of Yasutaka.
That brings up the next major point of this theory, which is that creating Bitcoin was one of the last things that Yasutaka did before he died. This would explain why Satoshi abruptly and mysteriously disappeared and has never touched his Bitcoins after disappearing in the early 2010s.
Finally, it is notable that Escobar Inc was the first company to own Bitcoin’s trademark, via the Escobar Inc subsidiary Coin Legal Ltd. Apparently, Craig Wright took the trademark from Coin Legal Ltd briefly, but now the company once again owns it. This is confirmed by data on the United States Patent Office website.
Apparently, the reason that this information is coming to light now is that Craig Wright has been aggressively claiming that he is Satoshi, and Roberto Escobar believes that the record needs to be set straight.
Thus, Escobar Inc has presented its case that Satoshi Nakamoto is actually Yasutaka Akiko Nakamoto, and that he worked as a drug smuggler for the Medellin Cartel until almost being assassinated, after which point he developed Bitcoin right before his death in the early 2010s. According to this theory, it would make sense that Satoshi was involved in the criminal underworld since Bitcoin was once seen as a good way for criminals and drug cartels to store and transfer funds outside of the banking system.
However, like other Satoshi theories, it is fairly impossible to prove this theory, but simultaneously, difficult to prove that this theory is false. Therefore, this theory has only made the legend of Satoshi even more mysterious, and the crypto space will continue to be in doubt regarding the true identity of Satoshi until he actually signs a message with the private keys from the Bitcoin genesis block, which is an event that most think is unlikely to ever happen.
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