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. The Satoshi that was revealed wasn’t a real person but instead was an “AI-powered” news anchor.
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.
Satoshi Nakamoto turns out to be a vaguely caucasian AI news anchor
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 website was short on details, but a connected Twitter account has been actively posting for a couple of weeks, trying to create hype around the identity reveal.
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.
And 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.
— gotsatoshi (@gotsatoshi) May 14, 2019
PAI news debuts AI-driven anchor, the internet spares no effort to mock
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 (shameless) 3D rendering of ‘Satoshi’ was created by ObEN,