17 Mar '14, 10am

Dorian Nakamoto 'unconditionally' denies being the creator of bitcoin

Dorian Nakamoto 'unconditionally' denies being the creator of bitcoin

Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, the Japanese-American man named by Newsweek magazine as the creator of bitcoin, has issued one final statement “to clear my name”. Issued through his Los Angeles-based lawyer, Ethan Kirschner, the statement “unconditionally” denies the Newsweek report, adding that Nakamoto “did not create, invent or otherwise work on Bitcoin”. “The first time I heard the term ‘bitcoin’ was from my son in mid-February 2014,” the statement continues. “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 a reporter from the Associated Press, I called the technology ‘bitcom’. I was still unfamiliar with the term.” Nakamoto does not address the claim by Leah McGrath...

Full article: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/mar/17/dorian-...

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