Bitcoin’s elusive inventor has reportedly been found living quietly in Temple City, California.
Satoshi Nakamoto, the 64-year-old Japanese-American man believed to be the creator of bitcoin, has apparently been living in hiding in the San Gabriel Valley in California. A reporter for Newsweek magazine finally tracked him down at his modest home, where she conducted a very revealing interview with the mysterious man behind the digital money movement.
Bitcoin Founder Located — Satoshi Nakamoto Discovered Living In California
Satoshi Nakamoto did not want to be found. When Newsweek reporter Leah McGrath Goodman showed up at his home after searching for him for two months, an annoyed Satoshi immediately called the Temple City police. The officials stayed close by while Leah conducted a brief interview with Satoshi, who claims he is no longer connected to bitcoin.
“I am no longer involved in that and I cannot discuss it,” he told Leah, refusing to answer any further questions. “It’s been turned over to other people. They are in charge of it now. I no longer have any connection.”
If this man is in fact the real founder of bitcoin, this revelation is truly shocking as most people believe Satoshi Nakamoto was a fake name for a much younger programmer who wanted to hide his true identity, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Bitcoin CEO Autumn Radtke Dies In Suspected Suicide
The discovery of Satoshi’s whereabouts comes amid much controversy surrounding bitcoin, including the death of Autumn Radtke, 28, an American CEO for the bitcoin exchange firm First Meta.
Autumn was found dead of an apparent suicide inside her apartment in Singapore on Feb. 28. City officials are waiting for the toxicology results but local media outlets are calling her death a suicide.
Autumn’s death followed the collapse of the Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt Gox last week, after $400m went missing, as well as the March 4 closure of the Flexcoin bank in Canada after hackers stole $600,000, according to the UK’s Daily Mail.
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