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Journalists staged a pursuit of the “creator of bitcoin” Satoshi Nakamoto

After learning the home address of Satoshi Nakamoto, who is considered the creator of Bitcoin, American journalists surrounded his house in search of an interview. Nakamoto left his house in a car and became a victim of the chase, the details of which were broadcast live on Twitter.

On March 6, Newsweek magazine published the most detailed material about the creator of Bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto. As  the correspondent of the publication Leah Goodman found out , he turned out to be a 64-year-old man of Japanese descent living in a small town of Temple City in California. His full name is Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto.

In the material was a photograph of the house Nakamoto with a parked car next to it. The resolution of the photo was sufficient to read the numbers and establish the exact address of the house of “father bitcoin.”

A few hours later a crowd of journalists came to the house of an elderly American. Nakamoto at first refused the interview, but then got into the car of the Associated Press agency and went to the center of Los Angeles. The rest of the journalists began to pursue him, wishing to receive exclusive comments.

For tweets about the pursuit, a common hashtag of #bitcoinchase was selected.

Los Angeles Times journalist Joe Bel Bruno reports that Nakamoto denied information that he is the creator of bitcoin.

The chase ended after Nakamoto disappeared into the Associated Press office.

The video showed how Nakamoto says: “I have nothing to do with bitcoins. I want a free lunch with this guy “and then leaves on an elevator.


The rest of the bloggers, watching the events from their screens, began to come up with jokes.

Satoshi Nakamoto even had a parody account.

The article in Newsweek had no evidence that Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto really is the creator of bitcoin, but this is indirectly evidenced by the comments of interviewees interviewed by the publication of people who communicated with him. In particular, he interacted with Gavin Andresen, the chief scientist of the Bitcoin Foundation, which designs and supports the Bitcoin protocol. Nevertheless, in a conversation with Newsweek Nakamoto already stated that at the moment he has nothing to do with bitcoin, and refused to continue the conversation on any topics related to crypto currency.


Earlier, the bitcoin community expressed concern that because of Newsweek’s material, Nakamoto might be threatened with death or robbery: according to some estimates, his account status in Bitcoin is estimated at $ 400 million. Journalist Leah Goodman was accused of disclosing personal information Nakamoto, who refused to talk to her about the bitcoins, but she disowned all accusations.

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