While the mystery of whether Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto is actually Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of bitcoin, continues to swirl, Reddit users are rallying to help a man whose world has been turned upside down by the sudden deluge of media attention.
As of late Thursday morning, the campaign had raised 15.14262168 bitcoins. Based on the latest Coindesk Index which pegs the price of one bitcoin at $616.50, that would mean the campaign has raised about $9,335.
Though Antonopoulos says he doubts a Newsweek article identifying Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto as the bitcoin creator is correct, he acknowledges there is some small chance the magazine has the right guy. In which case, he said, the money raised would be a "small 'thanks' and won't make much of a difference."