Alleged Bitcoin inventor says Newsweek story is dead wrong

Newsweek made a splash today with its cover story claiming it had found Satoshi Nakamoto, the elusive creator of Bitcoin. Even Nakamoto's family, some of whom were interviewed by Newsweek, didn't know about his invention.

"I am no longer involved in that and I cannot discuss it," Nakamoto told the Newsweek writer, confronted outside his home in Temple City, California.

The writer, Leah McGrath Goodman, took that as Nakamoto "tacitly acknowledging his role in the Bitcoin project." But within hours of the story's publication, Dorian S. Nakamoto—he changed his first name from Satoshi many years ago—explicitly denied he had anything to do with Bitcoin.