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Both Satoshi Nakamotos say accused Satoshi Nakamoto isn't Bitcoin's creator

Ian Paul | March 10, 2014
The alleged outing of Bitcoin's mysterious creator becomes even more murky.

But once you accept that, you're ultimately stuck in a loop of confirmation bias where any denials from Dorian Nakamoto cannot be believed. Because, hey, he's the real Satoshi and of course he'd deny it, right?

Reuters journalist Felix Salmon summed up this conundrum--what he called the Satoshi paradox--best when he said there are three key questions we have to ask about the Nakamoto affair:

-Is Dorian Nakamoto the same person as Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin?

-Is there enough evidence to say that Dorian Nakamoto is the inventor of Bitcoin?

-Is it reasonable to believe that Dorian Nakamoto is the inventor of Bitcoin?

Personally, my answers to those questions would be maybe, no, and yes.

Newsweek's Nakamoto report was the cover story for the news magazine's first print issue since 2012.


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