Was Bitcoin created by the CIA?

Frederick Dodson

Frederick Dodson

We know that the U.S. Department of Defense created the Internet. Years ago, I also wrote about how the Pentagon created Facebook. I wrote about this on my Blog as early as 2008. I hinted about it again, in a Video I shared in 2013 and then again, in my book “Essays in Creating Reality Part 2” in 2018. We also know that Google was funded by the CIA/NSA with grants for mass surveillance. Moreover, the CIA is intimately entangled with Amazon. The question is: Is there any major Internet Company that this Octopus does not have its tentacles on?

And knowing all this, it’s not far-fetched to ask, whether Bitcoin is not also a CIA creation.

As a full-time success-coach over the last 30 years,  I’ve been skeptical of those particular “American Dream” Success-Stories, which had some nerd working from a Garage and then rapidly jumping to #1 global market dominance, with no competition far and wide. With thousands of other people working on similar projects, that’s not how genuine, no-strings-attaches success works for real people. These phony “success stories” that are taught in every other corporate motivational seminar, are a disservice to people seeking true success in their own Business. They paint a distorted image of what it means to be successful (for a better idea of genuine success, my book “Success Attracts Success“). Success-Seekers would compare themselves to people like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, who are funded by the vast wealth of the U.S. Intelligence and have little to do with genuine free market entrepreneurs. That’s why, I downplayed these alleged “success stories” in favor of genuine stories of success by people of every day life.

The following is quoted from this article: The CIA secretly owned Crypto AG, did they secretly create bitcoin?

“It was the intelligence coup of the century.” That’s the assessment of the CIA in a classified report obtained earlier this month by an investigation of the Washington Post. The Post made stunning revelations in a report headlined, “How the CIA used Crypto AG encryption devices to spy on countries for decades.” Crypto AG was a Swiss encryption company. It made millions of dollars since World War II selling encryption devices. The governments of over 120 countries bought Crypto’s devices well into the 21st century.

But the Washington Post made the stunning revelation in early Feb 2020 that the information security company was secretly owned by the CIA. And the Central Intelligence Agency had built back doors into the encryption methods so it could easily decode messages and spy on foreign governments’ most sensitive communications. Governments the world over trusted Crypto AG to encrypt communications for their military, diplomats, and spies. Among Crypto AG’s clientele were Iran, military dictatorships in Latin America, India, Pakistan, and the Vatican.

From 1970 forward, most of the world’s governments were unwittingly handing the CIA their money and also their secrets. These revelations about this stunning and audacious CIA signals intelligence operation beg the question: Did the CIA create cryptocurrency? We still don’t know who invented Bitcoin. Its creator has remained anonymous to this day. The inventor of Bitcoin published the Bitcoin whitepaper under the pseudonym, Satoshi Nakamoto. And they posted to the Bitcoin Talk forum under that moniker. Could Satoshi Nakamoto be the Central Intelligence Agency?

There’s no conclusive evidence of who Satoshi Nakamoto really is. That remains a mystery to this day as far as the public is concerned…

The following evidence that Satoshi Nakamoto might be the CIA is circumstantial, and the conclusion is speculative. But if it’s not compelling, this evidence is certainly captivating. And the Crypto AG revelations show just how plausible it is that the CIA could have created Bitcoin as part of the monetary coup of the century.

To begin with, Bitcoin is based on technology created by the National Security Agency (NSA). The NSA’s Secure Hashing Algorithm 256 (SHA-256) is a lynchpin of Bitcoin Core, the software that turns a computer into a Bitcoin node. SHA-256 is a one-way hashing function that compresses and encrypts a string of any length into a unique 256-bit signature or hash. The original string cannot be determined from the hash. And it’s impossible to guess what SHA-256’s output will be for any given input. So it’s functionally random. You can enter Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address into it and get one hash, then change a single letter and enter it again and get an entirely different hash.

None of this proves the CIA created Bitcoin. The NSA published SHA-256 in 2001. So non-CIA coders could have taken it up and used it to make Bitcoin. But after Crypto AG, it does make one wonder if there’s some kind of back door into SHA-256. Perhaps more incriminating is the meaning of the name Satoshi Nakamoto in Japanese. Nakamoto actually means “Central” or “Middle.” Satoshi means “Enlightened,” “Wise,” or “Intelligent.” These are facts. Satoshi Nakamoto means Central Intelligence. That could be a joke by its non-CIA creators, or it could be the CIA’s calling card”.

The idea that Bitcoin is a CIA operation has also been promoted by companies that are linked to Russian Intelligence Services (no doubt to distract from their own Cryptocurrencies and clandestine operations). Quoted from another article:

“BITCOIN was created by US intelligence services to send untraceable funding to top-secret international CIA and MI5 missions…
The shocking claim from a cybersecurity expert was made public after slides from her presentation in Russia were photographed and shared on social media.

One of Natalya Kaspersky’s slides said: “Bitcoin is a project of American intelligence agencies, which was designed to provide quick funding for US, British and Canadian intelligence activities in different countries.

The slides were photographed during Ms Kaspersky’s talk at ITMP University in St Petersburg.

In the talk she also claimed that Satoshi Nakamoto, who is credited with creating the currency, was in fact the codename for a collective of US cryptographers…

“The technology is ‘privatised,’ just like the Internet, GPS and TOR. In fact, it is dollar 2.0. Its rate is controlled by the owners of exchanges.”

And another article here:

“The founder of the world’s second-biggest cryptocurrency has claimed US intelligence services may have played a role in the creation of Bitcoin. At the beginning of his career Vitalik Buterin, the Russian-born creator of Ethereum, suggested the National Security Agency (NSA) might have been involved in the development of the virtual currency”.

Buterin later retracted the statement, after he came under public presssure. The CIA, meanwhile, say that they can “neither confirm nor deny” the claim.

This article makes no judgement on whether to use Bitcoin. I have not written it to dissuade from cryptocurrency. I acknowledge its usefulness. Anyone using the Internet is using some tool or spin-off of an American, Russian or Chinese Spy Agency. I wrote this in my Identity as a success-coach, to highlight that many of these companies don’t grow massively popular out of nothing. As an Ontologist, it is also my duty to note that the entire Internet is probably a mass surveillance tool and may even have been intended as such. Such a tool would only be madly popular if it brought us plenty of benefit, and it has. The goal of mass surveillance? To have a comprehensive database on everything and everyone. For what purpose? Knowledge, Control and Money…the usual joyless pursuits of the Ego.

Generally speaking, the reach and power of agencies like the CIA (and its Russian and Chinese counterparts), have gotten out of hand long ago, so that they can no longer said to be “serving the people” (if they ever have), but mostly serving themselves. In 1964, John F. Kennedy said that he’d like to “splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds”. Three months later he was shot.

Even so, it’s never too late for citizens to take their power back. For that, they first have to realize, where power was given away – to which this article contributes a small part.




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