Bitcoin Origin Story: Linked to CIA & ESCOBAR
Have we so soon forgotten as little as 5 years ago the media painted Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in a negative light. In the early days Bitcoin was associated with the Silk Road, illegal transactions and drug trafficking.
We seem to have forgotten these shady days now as the world looks to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology as the foundational pillar for many of our industries. As financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, developers and investors immerse themselves in this new technology, don’t we have the right to know the truth behind Bitcoin’s origin story?
Maybe if we take a closer look at the facts and information we have in front of us, the picture may become clear…but not what many may want to see.
Follow the Money…
Any good detective will tell you - Follow the Money. During the 1970’s and 1980’s there was likely no other individual with more U.S. currency than Pablo Escobar. It was believed that the Colombian cartel brought in $70 million dollars a day (about $26 billion dollars a year), in CASH.
If there was any person in the world who had money problems it was Mr. Escobar. Transporting, counting, handling, storing, securing and transacting seventy million dollars EVERY DAY must have been a logistical nightmare, especially when it is attempted in secrecy.
No doubt Pablo Escobar was no cryptographer. But he was a very successful businessman (some would even consider a mastermind) and this would be a very elegant solution to his very specific problem: an anonymous decentralized virtual currency.
ESCOBAR AND THE CIA…
In late 1970’s Pablo Escobar founded the infamous Medellín (Drug) Cartel and over the next decade became one of the largest cocaine distributors in the world.
Based on true life events during the 1980’s the 2017 action comedy staring Tom Cruise in American Made, inspired by the life of Barry Seal (a former TWA pilot) who was approached by the CIA to fly clandestine reconnaissance missions and then turned to running drugs for the Medellín Cartel.
The movie offers insight into how the CIA operated, their tactics and operations especially with the Escobar cartel and drug running. Include that the largest employer of cryptographers in the world is the NSA and the NSA and CIA work jointly, we move to a potential interesting story line.
ESCOBAR AND NAKAMOTO CONNECTION
Earlier this week Coin Telegraph posted a new theory identifying the creator of Bitcoin as being Yasutaka Nakamoto (purported brother of Satoshi Nakamoto) — said a source from the Escobar family (?!?).
As Coin Telegraph writes, they reached out to the head of the Escobar family business and Olof Gustaffson (the CEO of Escobar Inc), a multinational holding company linked to the former drug lord Pablo Escobar and he provided insight into the Escobar’s involvement.
According to Gustafsson, Yasutaka Nakamoto was a head engineer for Pacific West Airlines and made a perfect insider for Pablo Escobar’s drug smuggling operations (have you seen “American Made” yet?)…
Where commercial pilot Barry Seal (played by Tom Cruise in the film American Made) had previously delivered drugs for Escobar, Yasutaka could continue carrying the torch, thanks largely to the unrestricted access afforded him in his role at the airline, says Gustafsson.
The coin Telegraph continues to mention:
Gustafsson goes on to claim that Yasutaka’s experience with microprocessors and semiconductors supplied him with a base of technical knowledge which he would later apply to the world’s first cryptocurrency. According to Gustafsson, Yasutaka was a renegade — wild enough to work for Pablo Escobar but stubborn enough to never pledge his loyalty.
In summary, Coin Telegraph writes:
Yasutaka Natakamoto was a high-ranking engineer for Pacific West Airlines who worked for the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, smuggling drugs into the U.S. from South America. Yasutaka disappeared completely from public view in 1992 after surviving an assassination attempt by his former employer. He then resurfaced years later to create and launch Bitcoin. He is also supposedly the brother of Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto.
Let’s stop for a moment.
There would be no better claim to fame than for the world’s most notorious drug cartel to claim domain of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency.
If true, the origin story of Bitcoin begins with the Escobars, then it would only be logical they would want claim to their legacy?
The 1.1 Million Bitcoin Question…
According to analysts there are an original ~1 million bitcoin under the custody of Satoshi Nakamoto. Today this amounts to more money than the annual Gross Domestic Product of many countries and the question still remains who has custody over these coins?
We may get our answer sooner than later. On May 20, 2020 reports indicate that “Satoshi Nakamoto” moved 50 Bitcoin that were originally mined on February 9, 2009 — This is the first time after eleven years any of these original coins have moved.
As it so happens the address from which the funds were withdrawn was listed in court documents Leinman v. Wright in which Craig Wright declared it as his own. The trial date is scheduled for July 6, 2020.
It would seem this is a very clear move to show that Craig Wright does not have custody of this address and whoever does clearly has access to it and willing to make their move (with perfect timing).
Where to now?
It would be a strange reality if one day we learnt the true origin story of bitcoin was through a cloak and dagger collaboration between the CIA and the world’s most infamous drug lord, Pablo Escobar.
Yet again, reality may be stranger than fiction as Roberto Escobar (son of Pablo Escobar) in previous years had already claimed that “Satoshi” was really a cypher for the CIA and the U.S. government.
The truth behind the origin story may never be known but what is clear is the Escobar family business is keen on taking “ownership” of Bitcoin. In 2019, a reporter revealed the former trademark owners for “Bitcoin” was the Escobar Family and as recently as April 14th of this year they reasserted their claim to the trademark and now we see movement in “Satoshi’s Bitcoins”.
One important fact remains: We are continuing to build our society and industries upon a technology where its origin story is still shrouded in mystery — why?
Editors Note: In light of the above, this raises concern for the estimated ~1 million BTC believed to be under the custody of Satoshi Nakamoto and the intentions of this party.