Dorian Nakamoto, the Bitcoin world’s unlikely celebrity, has shared more experiences on the Satoshi Nakamoto fiasco and life in general.
Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto (DSPNakamoto on reddit), was simply Satoshi Nakamoto at birth- the same name as Bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator. This led Newsweek journalist Leah McGrath-Goodman to Dorian’s doorstep. Their conversation led her to believe that she discovered Bitcoin’s creator.
Her March 2014 report initially generated much buzz and stimulated debate. It also angered many Bitcoiners, as well as Dorian, because of its supposed breach of privacy. Dorian later categorically denied the journalist’s claims, saying that there was miscommunication. The account seemingly belonging to Satoshi Nakamoto awoke from its slumber on P2P Foundation, its owner saying he is not Dorian. Subsequent interviews and collective observations over the past 19 months indicate that it is highly unlikely that Dorian is Satoshi.
During the controversy, McGrath-Goodman backed off slightly from her original claims and framed the report as a means to trigger further research and debate. Newsweek said that it “stands strongly behind Ms. Goodman and her article”, a claim which it still maintains as of the time of this writing.
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