Newsweek’s newest feature story has sparked controversy and a strong denial from Dorian S. Nakamoto, who says he’s not the Bitcoin inventor known as Satoshi Nakamoto.
Newsweek made a splash today with its cover story claiming that it had found Satoshi Nakamoto, the elusive creator of Bitcoin.
Even Nakamoto’s family, some of whom were interviewed by Newsweek, didn’t know about his invention.
“I am no longer involved in that and I cannot discuss it,” Nakamoto told the Newsweek writer, confronted outside his home in Temple City, California.
The writer, Leah McGrath Goodman, took that as Nakamoto “tacitly acknowledging his role in the Bitcoin project.”