Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto: Journalists chase alleged Bitcoin founder

Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto
Journalists surround the man believed to be Bitcoin’s creator, Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, as he walks from his home to a car in Temple City.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, a 64-year-old Temple City resident, has denied being the founder of Bitcoin.

Nakamoto’s home was staked out by journalists Thursday after Newsweek published a report alleging he was the man behind Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that gained widespread use in 2013.

After a chase around Los Angeles involving several reporters, Nakamoto told the Los Angeles Times’ Andrea Chang that he did not create Bitcoin.

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