Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, who Newsweek had previously claimed was the creator of Bitcoin, has vehemently denied having anything to do with digital currency and has gotten a lawyer.
Around a week and a half ago Newsweek published the article in which they claimed to have a scoop on who the creator of Bitcoin was and they stated that it was Nakamoto.
In the article, in relation to Bitcoin, Nakamoto said, “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.”
Now, however, Nakamoto is completely denying having ever been involved and is claiming that the story has hurt his future prospects. He has retained the services of lawyer Ethan Kirschner, who released a statement on Nakamoto’s behalf in relation to Bitcoin.
“I did not create, invent or otherwise work on Bitcoin. I unconditionally deny the Newsweek report,” the statement said. “The first time I heard the term ‘bitcoin’ was from my son in mid-February 2014.”
“After being contacted by a reporter, my son called me and used the word, which I had never before heard,” the statement continues. ” Shortly thereafter, the reporter confronted me at my home. I called the police. I never consented to speak with he reporter. In an ensuing discussion with a reporter from the Associated Press, I called the technology ‘bitcom.’ I was still unfamiliar with the term.”