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The Founder Of Bitcoin Is Indeed Satoshi Nakamoto And Here's One Of The First Pictures Of Him

Update -- The Satoshi Nakamoto who is claimed to be the founder of Bitcoin according to Newsweek denies everything in this video:



Newsweek claims to have officially discovered the founder of Bitcoin. And his name really is Satoshi Nakamoto. Here is a picture of him:



Leah McGrath Goodman is a reporter at NewsWeek, and she is officially the first person to discover the identity of Bitcoin's founder. Goodman's piece, which is on the front cover of NewsWeek about the founder of Bitcoin, is remarkable. The search for Bitcoin's founder has become a relentless investigation over the last 5 years. Before Goodman's piece, the consensus opinion said Bitcoin's founder was completely anonymous and the name Satoshi Nakamoto was just a pseudonym. So it appears to be rather comical that the founder's name is indeed Satoshi Nakamoto:
Two police officers from the Temple City, Calif., sheriff's department flank him, looking puzzled. "So, what is it you want to ask this man about?" one of them asks me. "He thinks if he talks to you he's going to get into trouble."
"I don't think he's in any trouble," I say. "I would like to ask him about Bitcoin. This man is Satoshi Nakamoto." 
"What?" The police officer balks. "This is the guy who created Bitcoin? It looks like he's living a pretty humble life." 
I'd come here to try to find out more about Nakamoto and his humble life. It seemed ludicrous that the man credited with inventing Bitcoin - the world's most wildly successful digital currency, with transactions of nearly $500 million a day at its peak - would retreat to Los Angeles's San Bernardino foothills, hole up in the family home and leave his estimated $400 million of Bitcoin riches untouched. It seemed similarly implausible that Nakamoto's first response to my knocking at his door would be to call the cops. Now face to face, with two police officers as witnesses, Nakamoto's responses to my questions about Bitcoin were careful but revealing. 
Tacitly acknowledging his role in the Bitcoin project, he looks down, staring at the pavement and categorically refuses to answer questions. 
"I am no longer involved in that and I cannot discuss it," he says, dismissing all further queries with a swat of his left hand. "It's been turned over to other people. They are in charge of it now. I no longer have any connection." - Leah McGrath Goodman, Newsweek