Yesterday Newsweek published a story claiming that they had discovered the identity of the creator of Bitcoin, and claimed that it was a 64 year old man called Satoshi Nakamoto, who lives in California.
The name Satoshi Nakamoto has been reported for some time to be the name of the creator of Bitcoin, and now the 64 year old Satoshi Nakamoto has denied that he had anything to do with Bitcoin.
Nakamoto acknowledged that many of the details in Newsweek’s report are correct, including that he once worked for a defense contractor, and that his given name at birth was Satoshi. But he strongly disputed the magazine’s assertion that he is “the face behind bitcoin.”
“I got nothing to do with it,” he said, repeatedly.
Whilst Mr Nakamoto has denied he is the original creator of Bitcoin, Newsweek are standing by their original article and claiming that he is actually the Bitcoin creator.
The creator of Bitcoin is rumored to be a multimillionaire, with around $400 million worth of Bitcoin, Mr Nakamoto apparently leads a modest lifestyle.