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The 'real' Satoshi Nakamoto says Newsweek has the wrong person

The search for the elusive Satoshi Nakamoto seems to have, for now, diverted attention away from the failing fortunes of the cryptocurrency in the past few weeks.
By Ananth Baliga   |   March 7, 2014 at 12:59 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- The "real" Satoshi Nakamoto may have surfaced last night and denied that he is Dorian Nakamoto, the person Newsweek claims to be the founder of Bitcoin.

A comment was posted last night on the P2P Foundation's website, where the Bitcoin founder used to post about his ideas for the cryptocurrency. The comment was added to a post Nakamoto started in February 2009 to discuss updates and developments regarding Bitcoin.

"I am not Dorian Nakamoto," the post read.

Josef Davies-Coates, who helps administer the P2P site, has confirmed that the email address used by last night's post came from the same email address used by Nakamoto. This has generated wild speculations online as to whether the real Nakamoto posted the comment or someone who hacked his account.

Meanwhile, Newsweek reporter Leah McGrath Goodman was on CBS' This Morning defending her article, which has created a wave of responses and criticism, especially on Twitter and other social media outlets.

Goodman, speaking to CBS host Charlie Rose, said that she is sure the man she spoke to is the real Nakamoto and that when she spoke to his family, they said that he would be "cagey or deny it."

McGrath Goodman claims that Nakamoto definitely acknowledged Bitcoin as his own invention and that she doesn't understand why he now claims to have been "confused" by the conversation.

[LATimes]

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