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Enigmatic bitcoin creator Nakamoto found: Newsweek

Published on Mar 6, 2014 10:55 PM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Newsweek said on Thursday it had found the enigmatic creator of the online currency bitcoin, a reclusive Japanese American physicist and model train fan whose name is actually Satoshi Nakamoto.

After years of speculation that the name was a pseudonym for another person or a collective, a Newsweek reporter said 64-year-old Dorian S. Nakamoto, who lives in a modest home in suburban Los Angeles, is the creator of the crypto-currency that has rocked the banking world.

Nakamoto did not admit to being behind the online phenomenon that has sparked enthusiasm as a financial revolution and doubts and scandals over its use to trade drugs and launder money.

And he called the police when the magazine's reporter knocked on his door.

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