The Cobra-Bitcoin Mystery Needs To Be Solved

In a story we covered yesterday, it became apparent that Cobra-Bitcoin is for releasing newer versions of the Satoshi Nakamoto Bitcoin whitepaper. However, many people assumed Cobra is a member of the BlockStream development team. While that is hard to confirm or deny at this stage, it appears there are some blurry lines when it comes to this person’s identity.

Who Or What is Cobra-Bitcoin?

TheMerkle_Cobra-Bitcoin BTC

Interestingly enough, Gregory Maxwell mentioned how Cobra-Bitcoin Is a non-existing developer. That is a rather strange way to put things, considering his name is on the scaling Bitcoin roadmap. The same roadmap that Maxwell helped put together, along with other Bitcoin developers.

Putting the issue aside for a moment – after all, it’s hard to keep track of sock puppets these days – there are other theories as to who this mysterious person is. Cobra-Bitcoin is a co-owned of the Bitcoin.org domain. Unfortunately, the WHOIS records of the domain name won’t help us much in this regard, as they are protected by WhoisGuard. Rather strange, considering Bitcoin is all about transparency.

The other owner of Bitcoin.org is none other than Theymos, who also runs the Bitcointalk forum and the Bitcoin wiki. Some people speculate that Theymos and Cobra-Bitcoin are one and the same individual. While this has not been verified by any means, it is not hard to see why people would assume this to be the case.  The allegations of Maxwell indicating Cobra is not an actual developer – or may not even exist – only contributes to those claims.

Rather than starting a new witch hunt to find the creator of Bitcoin, it might be best to explore who is having the best interests of Bitcoin at heart. Individuals such as Cobra-Bitcoin – whoever he or she might be – who suggest altering the Satoshi Nakamoto whitepaper, are most likely not on that list. People who use those individuals’ credentials to push their own agenda, and later on denounce them being a developer, are not on that list either. Hidden agendas are at work in the Bitcoin world; that much is certain.

Images credit 1,2

If you liked this article follow us on Twitter @themerklenews and make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest bitcoin and altcoin price analysis and the latest cryptocurrency news.

36 Comments

  1. spiroseliot July 3, 2016
  2. Cyberdexter July 3, 2016
  3. Gunnar Skagestøl July 3, 2016
  4. spiroseliot July 3, 2016
  5. Romm July 3, 2016
  6. Milly Bitcoin July 3, 2016
  7. Gunnar Skagestøl July 3, 2016
  8. Milly Bitcoin July 3, 2016
  9. Milly Bitcoin July 3, 2016
  10. spiroseliot July 3, 2016
  11. Milly Bitcoin July 3, 2016
  12. spiroseliot July 3, 2016
  13. spiroseliot July 3, 2016
  14. spiroseliot July 3, 2016
  15. spiroseliot July 3, 2016
  16. Milly Bitcoin July 3, 2016
  17. spiroseliot July 3, 2016
  18. Get Liquid! July 11, 2016
  19. Romm July 13, 2016
  20. Alasana Kassama August 21, 2016
  21. Marcoslic March 4, 2021
  22. Michaelnep March 7, 2021
  23. Michaelnep March 8, 2021
  24. Michaelnep March 9, 2021
  25. Michaelnep March 10, 2021
  26. JeffreyLusia March 11, 2021
  27. JeffreyLusia March 11, 2021
  28. JeffreyLusia March 12, 2021
  29. JeffreyLusia March 14, 2021
  30. JeffreyLusia March 15, 2021
  31. StanleyOmilm March 16, 2021
  32. Jamescip April 16, 2021
  33. RobertLox April 17, 2021
  34. RobertLox April 18, 2021
  35. RobertLox April 19, 2021
  36. RobertLox April 20, 2021

Leave a Reply