Nakamoto: "I did not create, invent or otherwise work on Bitcoin"

Dorian S. Nakamoto, the California man identified by Newsweek as the Satoshi Nakamoto reputedly behind the creation of Bitcoin, has hired a lawyer to clear his name, reports the Los Angeles Times.
The statement came in an email from Ethan D. Kirschner, a Los Angeles lawyer. "This firm has been retained by Dorian S. Nakamoto, the subject of the recent Newsweek cover story on Bitcoin," Kirschner said in an email. "He has issued the attached prepared statement. No further comment will be made by Mr. Nakamoto or the firm." In the statement, Nakamoto says: "I did not create, invent or otherwise work on Bitcoin. I unconditionally deny the Newsweek report."

Following is Nakamoto's statement in full, posted by Reuters' Felix Salmon.

It appears Kirschner was batting from Nakamoto from the beginning, too! A fellow with the same name on Twitter described journalists reporting the news as "stalkers" not long after the story broke.

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  1. That's just what the real creator of bitcoin would say, to throw us off the scent. After 'im!

    Seriously, I hope he gets peace - he's obviously not the guy.

  2. kib says:

    It appears Kirschner was batting from Nakamoto from the beginning, too!

    What does this mean?

  3. Haven't you ever batted from Nakamoto? When I batted from Nakamoto, I had to lawyer up, and then the bitcoins fell down the hole in my socket and cryptod the fulk out of the https ellipsoid. Subsequently, a namecoin drizzay'ed my schnizzay. Dig? I had like fifteen thousand crypto-photographers climbin' in my windows and trying to rootkit my hidden partitions, but I EMPed their smartphones and those smartasses shrank back into the night like wounded ninjas. Two days later, the Feds picked up the trail and sent 3 MiBs to my cubicle. I unjacked the shit from the back of my head and sat up in my wet coccoon and jumped down into the hovership and smoked myself a fat ass J and flew into the digital rectum of society. They say I'll never get my coins back, but I know better. I dropped them into the cybersewer and manhole-in-the-middled their outerwear, so they appear like regular coins, but inside them are the real Nakamotos. When you bat from Nakamoto, you risk everything. I did. And I won and I'm here to tell the tale. Peace, yo.

  4. Aha, kimono toasts.
    Moist Satan hooka.

  5. Did not read the Newsweek post, but.. why exactly does it matter who invented Bitcoin? Aside from historical curiosity, that is.

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