Bitcoin journalism stoops to new low with Newsweek’s Nakamoto ‘scoop’ - "the frenzy belies an unhealthy media obsession with identities over ideas. The real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto is ultimately irrelevant to the Bitcoin project, which is ruled by protocol rather than by man."
Owner of one of the first businesses to accept bitcoin in 2011, claims to recognize Dorian 'Satoshi' Nakamoto's picture in the NewsWeek article as that of their first customer to pay using bitcoin
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7354326 Tell HN: Meeting Satoshi 163 points by yuxt 10 hours ago | 98 comments back in 2011 I convinced my wife who ran a small creperie in DUMBO, Brooklyn to start accepting bitcoins. We were one of the first in the world physical location that accepted this new digital currency . In the next couple of month we received a lot of attention, but no one has purchased anything with btc. Then one day, my wife calls me and informs that there is someone who would like to pay with bitcoins. I got excited and asked her to take a picture of the guy because he is the first one and it's a historic moment for us. He bought 2 crepes and paid using his smartphone and our QR code with btc address. One crepe and a lemonade was 1 bitcoin at that time :) After he finished his food my wife approached him and asked to take a picture of him for being the first. He blushed and politely declined citing that bitcoin is an anonymous currency. He wished us well, added that bitcoins should already be in our account and left. My wife called me back and revealed that he refused to take a picture. So I asked her to describe him. She portrayed the guy as a humble polite Japanese man in his 50s. We joked maybe it was Satoshi, but I dismissed the idea. I assumed it was some one from Mt Gox since it was located in Japan. Today I showed the picture of Satoshi in Newsweek to my wife and she recognized him. http://bitcoinbabe.blogspot.com/2011/07/bitcoin-sex-drugs-and-baklava-and.html
The latest (good/bad?) news is that Newsweek's Dorian Nakamoto very likely isn't Satoshi Nakamoto, the $400 million creator of Bitcoin. The good news is he can probably sue Newsweek and end up with $400 million!
What do you think about Newsweek magazine finding the real Satoshi Nakamoto – the founder of Bitcoin?
What do you think about Newsweek magazine finding the real Satoshi Nakamoto – the founder of Bitcoin? As you know, Newsweek magazine dropped a bombshell on Thursday by allegedly identifying Satoshi Nakamoto as a California resident in his mid-60s. Satoshi Nakamoto, it turns out, was using his real name all along.And the guy is clearly suspicious of any publicity and just got doxed in print.The piece, only a couple of hours old at the time of writing, is getting widely panned for violating Nakamoto’s privacy — even to the point of publishing a photo of his house and car.It sounds as if the man, who has worked as a contractor on classified projects for the US government, felt he had reason to be paranoid even before he developed the idea for Bitcoin.And since his creation has take off … well, no one else on the planet has his private wallet watched as closely as Nakamoto. The original of issue is here: http://cointelegraph.com/post/5_curious_quotes_from_newsweek_s_satoshi_nakamoto_expose
This story has been appended to include a statement from Dorian Nakamoto received on March 19th when Newsweek was first contacted directly by Mr. Nakamoto's attorney, denying his role in Bitcoin. ... In March 2014, a Newsweek columnist named Leah McGrath Goodman published a story called “The Face Behind Bitcoin.” She claimed Bitcoin’s inventor was a retired physicist named Dorian Nakamoto. Dorian Nakamoto is the man with the friendly face most people now associate with the creator of Bitcoin. He was outed as Satoshi in March 2014 by Newsweek Magazine, which created a media frenzy ... Nachdem Nakamoto jede Kommunikation mit den Newsweek-Reportern abgebrochen hatte, fuhren diese zu ihm nach Hause. Als sie eintrafen, verständigte Nakamoto die Polizei. Das einzige, was er den Reportern sagte, war, dass er nicht länger im Bitcoin involviert ist und keinerlei Verbindung mehr dazu habe. Dann entfernten die Polizisten die Journalisten. Leah McGrath Goodman's recent cover story for Newsweek, investigating the identity of Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto, has generated an immense amount of international attention, including ...
Alleged BitCoin Founder Satoshi Nakamoto and A Free Lunch
Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, the man Newsweek claimed was the mysterious founder of Bitcoin , has created a web page asking for donations in his fight to sue the magazine after he was allegedly ... March 7 (Bloomberg) -- Dorian S. Nakamoto, a 64-year-old physicist identified by Newsweek magazine as Bitcoin's creator, denies any role in the digital currency. MadBitcoins Live: Newsweek claims to have found Satoshi Nakamoto. Yup, Bitcoin. But no one really knew who Nakamoto was in real life, until yesterday when Newsweek reporter Leah McGrath Goodman outed the person she thinks invented the world's most successful ... MadBitcoins Live: Newsweek uncovers Satoshi Nakamoto (hour 2)