Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto Lawyers Up, 'Unconditionally' Denies Creating Bitcoin
Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, the Temple City man who became the center of a media firestorm after being unveiled as the supposed father of Bitcoin in a Newsweek story, has officially denied his involvement in creating the digital currency.
In an official statement released through his lawyer, Ethan Kirschner, Nakamoto denies ever knowing about Bitcoin until his son clued him in. He also claims that he "never consented to speak" with Newsweek investigative reporter Leah McGrath Goodman and called the police when she tried to get in contact with him. Nakamoto previously denied his involvement in Bitcoin to an Associated Press reporter.
Here's the full letter of denial, posted on Reuters reporter Felix Salmon's Twitter:
Nakamoto has been hounded by the media in the days since an investigative piece by Goodman pointed to him him as the elusive Bitcoin creator, known as "Satoshi Nakamoto." Press camped out in front of Nakamoto's humble residence and chased him across the streets of Los Angeles, hoping to get something, anything that could either verify Goodman's claims or squash them.
As of right now, Newsweek is keeping mum on the denial until they see it for themselves:
Statement: Newsweek has not received any statement or letter from either Mr. Nakamoto or his legal counsel http://t.co/4ccauHT7u6— Newsweek (@Newsweek) March 17, 2014