Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, a 64-year-old Temple City resident, has denied being the founder of Bitcoin.
Nakamoto’s home was staked out by journalists Thursday after Newsweek published a report alleging he was the man behind Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that gained widespread use in 2013.
After a chase around Los Angeles involving several reporters, Nakamoto told the Los Angeles Times’ Andrea Chang that he did not create Bitcoin.
Follow live updates of the chase below. Or if you’re on a mobile device, click here.
I know I just bolded that, but I feel like repeating it:
“Follow live updates of the chase below. Or if you’re on a mobile device, click here.”
The Newsweek article appears to be pretty thin on evidence. I think their biggest point is that, like the creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto is really into secrecy.
Oh, and also, the creator of Bitcoin goes by the name “Satoshi Nakamoto.” Which is pretty much the name you would use if you are a genius who is really into secrecy. Whose actual name is . . . “Satoshi Nakamoto.”
Nakamoto is denying he is the creator, by the way. Which is what he would say! I guess the Big Media plan is to chase him around for a few weeks and see if his story changes.
UPDATE: Get prepared to swell with pride at the very thought of our wonderful media:
— Adrian Carrasquillo (@RealAdrianC) March 6, 2014
UPDATE x2: If this quote from the article truly is accurate, it’s some evidence that he’s the guy: “I’m no longer involved in that and I cannot discuss it.” It’s just that it could so easily be “not involved” as opposed to “no longer involved.” Coming from a reporter who really wants a big story, it seemed suspect to me. The fact that deputies corroborate the quote is the most convincing evidence I have seen yet.
Still doesn’t justify the BIG CHASE!!!!!