Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Reportedly Found, But There is Much Doubt, Anger

Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Reportedly Found, But There is Much Doubt, Anger The bitcoin community is both angry and befuddled by the Newsweek revelation Thursday that the creator of the top cryptocurrency Satoshi Nakamoto has been found. And his name really is Satoshi Nakamoto, the long rumored cipher or pseudonym.
Moreover, this man behind bitcoin lives in a modest home — at least by Temple City, California standards — and drives a Toyota Corolla. He is estimated to be worth $400 million, but that could be just bitcoin folklore.
Bitcoiners on Reddit — the unofficial forum for cryptocurrency enthusiasts — are brimming with emotion. Much anger is directed at the Newsweek writer for potentially ruining the lives of the Nakamoto family. But many bitcoiners also believe Newsweek got it wrong.
“The ‘proof’ is the guy has the same name and vaguely relevant credentials. That’s it. There’s no other evidence,” posted  one Redditor.
“They tell you in detail that Satoshi did everything he could to protect his anonymity and then they proceed to tell you that Satoshi Nakamoto actually is his real name. How dumb are those newsweek people?” posted another.
Newsweek writer Leah McGrath Goodman said she spent two months in her investigation. Adding to the mystery is the newfound Nakamoto’s reticence. His first response to the reporter knocking on his door was to call the cops.
This is what he told her:
“I am no longer involved in that (bitcoin) and I cannot discuss it,” Nakamoto said. “It’s been turned over to other people (supposedly, meaning the bitcoin community developers). They are in charge of it now. I no longer have any connection.”
According to Goodman, this Nakamoto is a 64-year-old Japanese-American father of six who graduated with a physics degree from California State Polytechnic University. His name is indeed Satoshi Nakamoto.
There are several Satoshi Nakamotos living in North America and beyond, Goodman found.
Goodman:
“It was only while scouring a database that contained the registration cards of naturalized U.S. citizens that a Satoshi Nakamoto turned up whose profile and background offered a potential match. But it was not until after ordering his records from the National Archives and conducting many more interviews that a cohesive picture began to take shape.”
Read Goodman’s article at Newsweek.com.

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