‘Inventor’ of Bitcoin Sues Newsweek
When most of us who are involved in the Bitcoin community think of its original developer we think about Satoshi Nakamoto. But we also know that ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ was very probably a pseudonym for at least one person and perhaps even a team of very talented developers.
There are also thousands of reporters worldwide that would love to break the story of who this person is and what he’s up to now. According to one Newsweek reporter, Satoshi Nakamoto is busy in the San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles making model trains and the subject of that story is now bringing the news magazine to court, claiming that while many of the details in the story are correct, he is not the inventor of Bitcoin.
The reporter who covered the story for Newsweek, Leah McGrath Goodman, was recently interviewed on CNN about Nakamoto’s claims and stands by her claim that Dorian Nakamoto did tell her at one meeting that he did indeed invent Bitcoin but that he was no longer involved in the project.
The research that Goodman did on the story was extensive. She talked to most of his family and thoroughly researched his past before publishing and while nothing pointed conclusively at this particular ‘Nakamoto,’ there was also nothing to disprove that he is not the originator.
Satoshi Nakamoto is Dorian Nakamoto’s birth name, but he rarely uses it anymore. He is a physicist and trained computer engineer with a job history at some of the largest tech companies in the world, including Wavestream Corp, Hughes Aircraft and RCA. His family calls him a brilliant but very private man and this could very well be the reason for his lawsuit against Newsweek.
This post was published at Coin Telegraph on 2014-10-16.