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Regular readers of Fawkes Rising know how wary your humble blogger is of Bitcoin, the digital payment system introduced as open-source software in 2009, and whose total transaction volume now exceeds PayPal’s. Well, it looks like my skittishness is right on the money (see what I did there?), given the big reveal about “Satoshi Nakamoto,” the pseudonym used by the Bitcoin Core creator, whose true identity is unknown (because that always inspires confidence).

The new revelation comes on the heels of earlier suggestions that Bitcoin is actually a creation of the U.S. government with the aim of eventually creating a digital, one-world, deflationary currency, and that Satoshi himself (or herself, or themselves) is possibly an agent working under orders from the NSA or DARPA.

Now an intrepid reddit user has presented compelling evidence that Satoshi is actually Tatsuaki Okamoto, an NSA researcher and investgator.

Makes sense, doesn’t it? A digital currency is way easier for the government to monitor than messy, wayward, perishable cash. Especially if the digital currency is the government’s very own invention.

Many of Fawkes Rising’s haters accuse me of being the kind of guy who hides greenbacks in his mattress. In fact, my so-called “paranoia” has always stopped well short of that. But if this keeps up, I’m not making any promises.