Revealed at last, the man behind bitcoin… or is it?

Dorian Nakamoto © Bloomberg
Dorian Nakamoto: denies everything

It looked like the scoop of the year. To mark its return to the newsstands after a time publishing online only, Newsweek proclaimed that it had uncovered the identity of Bitcoin’s mysterious creator, “Satoshi Nakamoto”. Months of research pointed to a 64-year-old Japanese immigrant living in Los Angeles, with a remarkably similar name. When doorstepped by reporter Leah McGrath Goodman, Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto appeared to tacitly acknowledge his role as creator of the virtual currency.

But Newsweek’s triumph was short-lived [...]

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