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Bitcoin [BTC]: John McAfee reveals he received many emails from people claiming to be ‘Satoshi’

Akash Anand



Bitcoin [BTC]: John McAfee reveals he has received many emails from people claiming to be 'Satoshi'
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The ‘who is the real Satoshi Nakamoto’ drama in the world of cryptocurrencies has been ongoing ever since the name of the elusive Bitcoin [BTC] creator was made public. Fast forward ten years after the inception of BTC and the comments around that topics have reached new heights.

As part of a follow up to his many and consistent tweets, John McAfee twitter post said:

“I have received today dozens of communications from people and groups claiming to be Satoshi. Below is an example email and my responses. So people, please – i do know who Satoshi is. Don’t make yourself look foolish by pretending.”

His follow-up tweet said:

“Again people, don’t make yourselves look foolish by contacting me and claiming to be Satoshi. If you need to contact me to reveal yourself then you are not him.”

McAfee’s tweet came in the wake of several e-mails that were sent to him by people claiming to be the actual creator of Bitcoin. One such email even claimed that Nakamoto was not a person but rather a group of people working in unison and was in hiding. A part of the email content read:

“We are in hiding and we just don’t do emails. Mainstream media has a time block on us which is okay, they would rather choose to give airtime to imbeciles.”

The rise in the ‘Satoshi claims’ can be attributed to McAfee recent tweet of claiming to know a dozen people who know the real identity of Satoshi. He had also added that he would start a process of narrowing down the suspects to finally reveal the actual creator of Bitcoin.

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SEC delays VanEck Bitcoin ETF decision days after delaying Bitwise proposed rule change





SEC delays VanEck Bitcoin ETF decision days after delaying the Bitwise proposed rule change
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The Securities and Commission Exchange [SEC] has yet again delayed another Bitcoin ETF. This time around, the commission has decided to delay the VanEck Soldix Bitcoin ETF, one of the most awaited exchange-traded funds in the cryptocurrency community.

In the document released today, the exchange has asked for more comments on the proposed rule change and has also asked for further information on queries related to the exchange-traded fund. The commission stated that it has received 25 comments on the proposed rule change so far.  It stated,

“On January 30, 2019, Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. […] filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, […] a proposed rule change to list and trade shares of SolidX Bitcoin Shares issued by the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust […] The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on February 20, 2019.”

It further stated

“On March 29, 2019, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act, the commission designated a longer period within which to approve the proposed rule change, disapprove the proposed rule change, or institute proceedings to determine whether to disapprove the proposed rule change.”

Notably, the main concerns of the commission continue to be market manipulation and the measure taken by the platform to protect its investors. The commission is currently seeking comments on 14 queries pertaining to the VanEck Bitcoin ETF.

This includes the views of the ‘commenters’ on whether the exchange has entered “into a surveillance-sharing agreement with a regulated market of significant size related to bitcoin?”, the relationship between the Bitcoin futures markets and the Bitcoin spot market, with the focus being price formation, the relationship between the Bitcoin futures market and the proposed Bitcoin ETF, and the commenters’ views “of the Exchange’s assertions that bitcoin is arguably less susceptible to manipulation than other commodities that underlie ETPs”.

Gabor Gurbacs, Director of Digital Assets Strategy with VanEck said on Twitter,

“The VanEck SolidX #Bitcoin #ETF decision has been postponed by the SEC. We continue the hard work towards better-regulated, safer and more liquid digital assets markets. Bitcoin is too big to ignore. Vires in numeris!”

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