If you know anything about Bitcoin, you would know that one of the most fascinating things about it is the mystery around the identity of its founder. The only thing known has been the name – Satoshi Nakamoto. No one has known whether this was a real person, a pseudonym or a front from a group of people. There’s even a Good Wife episode dedicated to a theory of Satoshi’s identity.
But like I said before, no one has really been sure who or what Satoshi Nakamoto is. But today, Newsweek think they know who. In an exclusive story released by TIME today, they claim that Satoshi Nakamoto is actually a man named Satoshi Nakamoto, a Japanese-American engineer living in Temple City, California.
There’s a lot of conjecture in the article but it seems that TIME may have finally cracked the Bitcoin code and found the man behind the billion-dollar phenomenon. By the way, if this is correct, you may be looking at a man worth over $ 400 million and still drives a Toyota Corolla CE.
Here’s what some people on social media said about the story:
Interested to hear what people think about Newsweek’s story vs. what Reddit/CNN did in Boston — what if that isn’t Nakamoto?
— Mathew Ingram (@mathewi) March 6, 2014
Serious question: Is it right to post a photo of inventor who has intentionally tried to remain anonymous,if person has done nothing wrong?
— danprimack (@danprimack) March 6, 2014
Coincidentally, my given name is actually Startup Lebron Jackson. Connect with my on LinkedIn!
— Startup L. Jackson (@StartupLJackson) March 6, 2014