The biggest mystery of bitcoin remains a personality of its Creator, despite some loud statements about the fact that Satoshi Nakamoto found.

The New York Times in 2013 he published an article in which it was told about the convincing evidence that Satoshi Nakamoto is Ross Ulbricht, the Creator of the once largest dark market Silk Road. In 2014, Newsweek has tracked down a man named Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto who lives in California and definitely was not the guy who created bitcoin (but Google since the request “Creator of bitcoin” will certainly give up some of his photos). And, of course, Craig Wright, chief scientist in the blockchain of the company nChain. Wright immodestly claimed that he is Satoshi Nakamoto, but did not provide any evidence to back up his words.

In 2016, the blogger Alexander Muse wrote that the national security Agency U.S. (NSA) has established the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. Based on the analysis of all its texts and messages by using the methods of stylometry (author’s invariant) has created a unique “linguistic fingerprint” Nakamoto. This “fingerprint” compared with the trillions of texts on the Internet and developed through the NSA intelligence program PRISM. But the identity of Nakamoto to Muse its source never revealed.

In February, Muse said that he submitted a request to the Ministry of homeland security to learn more about this case.

Motherboard journalist Daniel Oberhaus also decided to submit several independent requests to other government agencies.

He decided to go far away and asked the FBI and the CIA all domestic letters, which have the name Satoshi Nakamoto. In such cases, the Agency in response usually request more information to narrow the search, but sometimes I just throw a ton of mail and good luck.

Request Oberhouse the FBI is still pending, but from the CIA, he has already received a brief reply in which it was reported that “the request was rejected, and the management of claims that can neither confirm nor deny the existence of requested documents.”

The phrase “neither confirm nor deny” has become a brand for the CIA and even received its own name — “the Answer Glomar” (a reference to its first use in 1975 in response to media request about the secret project “Azorian”, in which the American ship “Glomar” worked on the rise of the Soviet submarine K-129). The phrase is so loved by us intelligence that the first official tweet of the CIA was:

We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.

— CIA (@CIA) June 6, 2014

We can neither confirm nor deny that this our first tweet.

Therefore, if the US government really knows who Satoshi Nakamoto is, it’s not too interested in the dissemination of this information.