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Bitcoin 'Founder' Dorian Nakamoto Claims He Is Not the Elusive Satoshi Nakamoto

Mar 07, 2014 01:13 PM EST | By Peter R
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Just a few hours after Newsweek claimed that Dorian S. Nakamoto of Temple City, Calif. was Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto, the 64-year-old completely denied having anything to do with Bitcoin in an interview with Associated Press.

Reuters reported that a horde of reporters, including some from Japanese media, had descended on Nakamoto's home in the morning but could not get the reclusive 64-year-old to speak since he refused to step out of his house. It was only later in the afternoon that the "founder" stepped out and asked for somebody who could speak Japanese.

"I'm not involved in Bitcoin. Wait a minute I want my free lunch first. I'm going with this guy," the Reuters quoted Nakamoto who later picked an AP reporter to talk to.

Reuters further said that the reporter and Nakamoto sped away leading other media persons on a chase to the AP's office in downtown Los Angeles where he gave an interview.

Business Insider quoted excerpts from the interview where Dorian Nakamoto reportedly said he was misunderstood when he told Newsweek reporter Leah Goodman he was no longer involved in "that." He sought to clarify "that" meant engineering and not Bitcoin.

"And even if I was (in engineering), when we get hired, you have to sign this document, contract saying you will not reveal anything we divulge during and after employment," Business Insider quoted him from the interview.

However, Goodman has said that there was no misunderstanding during her brief conversation with Nakamoto, the Insider reported.

In another interesting development, Forbes posted a picture from a discussion page on P2P foundation which showed Satoshi Nakamoto saying he is not Dorian Nakamoto.

Forbes reported that Satoshi Nakamoto's account was dormant since 2009 before it was used on Friday. It also reported a representative of P2P Foundation saying that it is trying to verify Nakamoto's post. Bitcoin's founder had used P2P Foundation to discuss it during its formative days.

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