Daniel Oberhaus of Motherboard – who is covering topics on physics, space, cryptocurrency, and the future of energy – presented a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and to the CIA, demanding information regarding the identity of Satoshi.
Although Oberhaus’ request with the FBI is still open, he got a reply from the CIA that was a Glomar response, a response that states “neither confirms nor denies” (NCND) the existence of the requested information.
The CIA replied:
“The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.”
Oberhaus suggested that whatever the FBI and the CIA know about the creator of Bitcoin, they will not tell.
The identity of Satoshi Nakamoto has become one of the biggest question marks in the crypto community since Bitcoin was launched in 2008. Multiple media reports have tried to expose the person or group of individuals that are hiding behind the top digital currency creation, though it is not much of a success.