A website that claimed to know the true identity of Bitcoin's true creator, Got Satoshi, turned out to be a marketing stunt planned and executed to promote a new crypto news outlet.
A website claiming to know Satoshi Nakamoto's identity disappoints.
Got Satoshi, an online social media campaign that promised to reveal the true identity of Bitcoin's creator Satoshi Nakamoto turned out to be nothing more than a cheap marketing trick.
Launched last month, the one-page website gotsatoshi.com hosted a countdown timer that was scheduled to end on May 14th, when the 'true' identity of Satoshi would finally be revealed.
The Got Satoshi campaign didn't attract a very large audience, nor did it manage to convince anyone that it actually had anything important to reveal.
While few expected anything but a scam, the final reveal was even more disappointing than anyone could have thought, as it turned out to be a poorly planned advertisement for a newly launched crypto news outlet.
It turned out that the Got Satoshi website was made to create a hype around the launch of PAI News and its AI-powered news anchor named Satoshi.
The person behind the Got Satoshi twitter account said John McAfee, the creator of the eponymous anti-virus software, might be aware of who he is, but has been firm in his assertion that he is not Craig Wright.
The PAI News marketing campaign is yet another example of using sensationalism to promote and boost a product that's bound to disappoint.
This is not the first time, nor the last, that the brand around Satoshi Nakamoto and Bitcoin will be used to promote dubious products.
Unsurprisingly, Got Satoshi turned out to be another Bitcoin-fueled marketing stunt
Published on May 16, 2019
by Cryptoslate | Published on Coinage
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