Link Between Nakamoto’s Disappearance and Andresen’s CIA Visit

  • The tweet created speculation about the timeline of Nakamoto’s vanishing.
  • Crypto Bob insisted that Satoshi left BTC to Gavin Andresen and the community on April 23, 2011.

Kraken’s editor and Bitcoin expert Pete Rizzo recently tweeted about Satoshi Nakamoto’s sudden disappearance after Bitcoin developer Gavin Andresen visited the CIA. It has created speculation about the timeline of Nakamoto’s vanishing.

In Andresen’s notes from April 27, 2011, he stated that in 2011, the Bitcoin developer accepted an invitation to present about BTC at a CIA conference for the US intelligence community. He believed Bitcoin was already on their radar and saw it as an opportunity to discuss its potential benefits.

Gavin Andresen’s notes from April 2011

Andresen believed Bitcoin’s goals are to create a better currency and efficient payment system and to give people more control over their finances. However, he didn’t see these as compatible with the government’s goals. The developer also reported that he was paid $3,000 to cover expenses and his time to avoid rumors of being on the CIA’s payroll.

However, many users disagree with Rizzo’s timeline of events, including Crypto Bob, who tweeted that on April 23, 2011, Satoshi, the founder of Bitcoin, left the project in the “good hands” of Gavin Andresen and the community. According to the Twitter user, on April 26, 2011, Satoshi disappeared without a trace, and on April 27, 2011, Gavin announced he would visit the CIA to discuss Bitcoin.

Crypto Bob isn’t the only one to share similar suspects. Another fellow Twitter user commented on Rizzo’s post stating,

That’s wrong. Satoshi disappeared months before this happened.

Nevertheless, the Kraken editor clarified that at the time, Nakamoto was still working privately and corresponding with other Bitcoin developers and had only disappeared from the public dialogue.

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