Is this man really the father of Bitcoin? After a full day of wild speculation and anger, the L.A. press has finally tracked down Nakamoto and he’s receiving a grilling. According to reports, Nakamoto and an AP reporter went to a sushi restaurant earlier this afternoon while the rest of the press followed along. Finally, the 64-year-old man went to the AP offices where he conducted his only interview.
As we see above, the man identified as the father of Bitcoin vehemently denies any involvement in this video shot by BuzzFeed reporter Hunter Schwarz. He also denied Bitcoin ties to LA Times Reporter Andrea Chang.
Satoshi Nakamoto, who changed his name to Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto in 1973, was outed this morning in a Newsweek article based largely on circumstantial evidence. Much to the chagrin of Dorian, the Bitcoin community, and other journalists, Newsweek released enough details to easily find the man that they claimed was behind Bitcoin and whose BTC hoard is rumored to be worth around $400 million.
More as we get it.