The Obsessively Secretive Founder of Bitcoin Has Been Unmasked

March 11, 2014 10:30 am  |  Comments: 0  | Views: 5263

Press outlets and members of the Bitcoin community have long speculated that “Satoshi Nakamoto” was a pseudonym for — according to various claims over time — certain noted economists, cryptographists and mathematicians across the globe, or even a consortium of inventors.

But in the cover story of its first printed issue since 2012, under its new owner IBT Media,Newsweek alleges that Satoshi Nakamoto is the actual name of the currency’s 64-year-old, Japanese-American architect.

Reporter Leah McGrath Goodman tracked down Nakamoto from a database of naturalized U.S. citizens and then ordered his records from the National Archives. After learning that he was an avid collector of model trains, she obtained his email address from an online retailer and baited him with correspondence about the hobby.

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