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3/6/2014

L.A. Times: Follow Our Live Chase of Satoshi Nakamoto!!!!

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:10 pm

L.A. Times:

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.”

Really.

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:

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!!!!!

29 Responses to “L.A. Times: Follow Our Live Chase of Satoshi Nakamoto!!!!”

  1. Ding a lings…

    the Slimes is a parody of itself.

    redc1c4 (abd49e)

  2. I am Satoshi Nakamoto.

    nk (dbc370)

  3. If this does not violate the stalking laws, the stalking laws need to be amended.

    nk (dbc370)

  4. UPDATE: Get prepared to swell with pride at the very thought of our wonderful media:

    Patterico (9c670f)

  5. Wow, who would have thought that Temple City would ever become part of a national news story.

    Elephant Stone (6a6f37)

  6. PATTERICO EXCLUSIVE: happyfeet, he has also denied being the founder of bitcoin

    catch me if you can b!tches

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  7. PATTERICO EXCLUSIVE

    Yes, I did actually found Bitcoin, but I hate the LA Times.

    Satoshi Nakamoto (abd49e)

  8. IIRC, this is not the first time he’s denied founding Bitcoin. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satoshi_Nakamoto

    htom (412a17)

  9. Shinjirarenai kono Americajin!

    Nakamoto Satoshi aka Steve57 (3a2d39)

  10. if you founded a bitcoin and it’s tail side up that’s bad luck i heard Mr. Nakamoto

    but if it’s head’s up it’s very lucky indeed

    so what you want to do is only pick up the head’s up ones

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  11. O/T

    http://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/sba-list-merits-filed-brief.pdf

    That has to be the funniest court filing I’ve read since Mark Steyn produced this:

    http://www.steynonline.com/documents/6027.pdf

    Nakamoto Satoshi aka Steve57 (3a2d39)

  12. Saying I don’t like Alec Baldwin is an understatement, but what he called that paparazzo was right on the money.

    Here’s Illinois’s stalking law:
    http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/fulltext.asp?DocName=072000050K12-7.3

    A case could probably be made against the LAT. The tweets would be an element.

    nk (dbc370)

  13. It seems like the Bitcoin creator could have figured out a way to deposit it all in his own account, or maybe half of it anyway. I mean, is the person, whoever it is, a billionaire now? Or maybe he’s actually the one hacking into the exchanges and stealing them.

    Gerald A (bfbd30)

  14. “You not numbah 1 photographer, you numbah 10!”

    Colonel Haiku (5063d5)

  15. without the press Alec Baldwin would still be trying to master the fryer at his local McDonalds on the overnight shift.

    redc1c4 (abd49e)

  16. Thanks for pointing out that this is BS.

    I didn’t want to dislike the guy. Now I don’t.

    Former Conservative (6e026c)

  17. My parents live in Temple City! The most exciting thing since Kent Cullers!

    10SC_gal (522e78)

  18. Poor guy, even if he is the founder.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  19. The gotta fill their time until the next Republican administration.

    Kevin M (dbcba4)

  20. I have a feeling this would not have happened in Texas. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/03/03/gun-incident-near-president-bushs-ranch/

    nk (dbc370)

  21. A quick name change to Satoshi Hillary Benghazi would do him wonders…

    Beasts of England (5f461c)

  22. Mostly OT but it sorta fits here:

    Christie receives STO.

    http://minx.cc/?post=347691

    Yes, he can speak. An especially important quality, indeed.

    Make him Press Secretary. Its his legacy anyway.

    gary gulrud (e2cef3)

  23. he will always be
    FatMan who hugged Obama
    jelly donut scourge

    ColonelHaiku (03d049)

  24. What’s it called when your country goes below being a banana republic?

    mg (31009b)

  25. Bananarchy?

    htom (412a17)

  26. San Francisco.

    nk (dbc370)

  27. Poor guy, even if he is the founder.

    No! He’d be the perpetrator of a vicious, possibly legal, scam that hurt tons of people.

    Former Conservative (6e026c)

  28. His video insulting the prophet is causing all the turmoil in Ukraine!!

    Get him!!

    Check his parole status!!!

    Patricia (be0117)

  29. 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!!!!!

    Patterico (9c670f)


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