Last week, we heard Bitcoin’s future may be in jeopardy with CEO Mark Karpeles quitting the board and MT. Gox nowhere to be found. This week will end with the Bitcoin creator reportedly being found in California. That’s good news right?
So who is really the bitcoin creator? It’s Satoshi Nakamoto. His identity is no longer a secret. His name was first thought to be an alias in 2008 but the 64-year-old Japanese genius is the real thing.
Nakamoto is believed to be living in California now with his family. He is described as a humble man and is known to be “someone with a penchant for collecting model trains”. Bitcoin is estimated to be worth $500 million but the Japanese-American lives as a simple man.
The bitcoin creator was tracked down by Leah McGrath Goodman, a Newsweek finance editor. She spent two months trying to find the creator. She went to Nakamoto’s house and did not get a friendly welcome. The cops were called immediately by old guy.
Nothing has been confirmed yet though if he’s the bitcoin founder or not but he is part of the project. He just did not say he is the founder of the virtual currency.
“I am no longer involved in that and I cannot discuss it. It’s been turned over to other people. They are in charge of it now. I no longer have any connection.” – Nakamoto told Newsweek
The Newsweek article was actually controversial because photos of the man, his family, car, and house were posted. The magazine promptly deleted the photos from the site.
What do you think of the guy? Is he the one we’re looking for?