A new theory regarding the true identity of anonymous Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto has emerged from an extremely unlikely source. Enter the Escobar family and their story about Yasutaka Nakamoto.
The story goes like this: Yasutaka Nakamoto was a high-ranking engineer for Pacific West Airlines who worked for Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, smuggling drugs into the US 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.
At least that's the story told to Cointelegraph by Olof Gustaffson, CEO of Escobar Inc, the multinational holding company associated with Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Gustaffson is a 27-year-old Swedish entrepreneur who started his first business at age 13. By the time he was 21, he had become CEO of the Escobars' multinational conglomerate based in Medellín, Colombia.
Why are we hearing this story now?
In a recent phone call with Cointelegraph, Gustaffson — right-hand man to Pablo's brother Robert — relayed this fantastical version of events in an effort, he says, to silence some of the furor created by self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig S. Wright.