Conspiracies theories have been part of us for so long. Every unexplained phenomenon gets its very own share of conspiracy theories. So it is natural that Bitcoin got some as well. Bitcoin was all the more intriguing because no one could identify who the creator was.
Satoshi Nakamoto is nothing but a pseudonym for the creator and there are plenty of possibilities of who it might be out of which some are quite obnoxious.
An American Propaganda
Anything technologically evil and advanced can easily be blamed on America. Some people believe Bitcoin was created by the US intelligence service to carry out transactions without being traced. They wanted a way no one would know in what they are investing or on which corporation is their money being spent.
This theory is important because it has been discussed by prominent figures in the industry.
In 2011, Vitalik Buterin, founder of Ethereum, expressed his doubts regarding cryptocurrencies as well. He said he wouldn’t be surprised if the National Security Agency was somehow involved in this. However, he clarified this statement via a tweet last year, saying that his thoughts on this matter had changed.
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* "I wouldn't be surprised" = "10-50% chance", not "claims it's true"
* That bitcointalk post was from 2011. My opinions have obviously changed a lot since then.
— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) June 16, 2018
Made in China
Anything and everything can be found in China, so one Redditor believed that cryptocurrencies originated from there as well. This theory came about five years ago when this Reddit user believed that Bitcoin was a work of communist engineers hiding behind a Japanese name to throw off suspicion.
You can find anything in cheap and that too, cheap so he pointed out that China is capable of producing a large number of mining chips at a small cost, making it easy for it becomes the “world leader in mining.”
Bitcoin or the 666?
One of the weirdest ones out there claims that bitcoin comes from the Antichrist.
I am glad to have found this because when something seems off and suspicious every brown people is quick to call it the work of Satan so it makes me very happy that there more people who think like this as well!
This theory claims that bitcoin is based on the biblical book of revelations and that bitcoin is actually “the work of the Satan.”
Always the Aliens
When all else fails in the conspiracy world, aliens can be your last resort. Considering the crazy story we just mentioned, we are not surprised that people think Bitcoin has come from artificial intelligence or aliens with the intention of taking over the world.
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Whether or not you believe in them is a different matter but all these crazy theories sure has me laughing out loud.
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