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Dorian Nakamoto Officially Denies That He Created Bitcoin 102

sumoinsanity writes "A succinct and comprehensive rebuttal has been distributed from this Mr Nakamoto about being the founder of Bitcoin. His statement reads in part: 'The first time I heard the term "bitcoin" was from my son in mid-February 2014. After being contacted by a reporter, my son called me and used the word, which I had never before heard. Shortly thereafter, the reporter confronted me at my home. I called the police. I never consented to speak with the reporter. In an ensuing discussion with the reporter from the Associated Press, I called the technology "bitcom." I was still unfamiliar with the term.' Newsweek copped a lot of criticism regarding their original expose on the purported uncovering of a BitCoin founder following their two month investigation. They defended with, 'Ms. Goodman's research was conducted under the same high editorial and ethical standards that have guided Newsweek for more than 80 years. Newsweek stands strongly behind Ms. Goodman and her article.'"
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Dorian Nakamoto Officially Denies That He Created Bitcoin

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  • by chatteringmonkey ( 3580839 ) on Monday March 17, 2014 @02:37PM (#46508753)

    Original article states:

    "Tacitly acknowledging his role in the Bitcoin project, he looks down, staring at the pavement and categorically refuses to answer questions.

    "I am no longer involved in that and I cannot discuss it," he says, dismissing all further queries with a swat of his left hand. "It's been turned over to other people. They are in charge of it now. I no longer have any connection."

    Curiously ambiguous, if truly a direct quote. Is he no longer involved in Bitcoin, or no longer involved in talking to reporters who contact him because his name happens to be Satoshi Nakamoto? The "turned over to other people" could refer to his attorneys. But "no longer have any connection" imples that at one time, he did have a connection. Hmmm.

  • by Jmstuckman ( 561420 ) on Monday March 17, 2014 @03:17PM (#46509199) Journal

    In 2005, Newsweek published a false report that American soldiers had desecrated copies of the Quran at the Guantanamo Bay prison. The report was proven false, and Newsweek retracted it, but it was too late -- the report had already sparked riots which injured over 100 people. []

    Was the Bitcoin report written with the "same high editorial standards" that Newsweek had followed in the past? It looks like it.

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