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March 7, 2014 | By A Times Staff Writer
Neighbors of the man who a magazine claimed is the creator of Bitcoin said they were surprised by the attention focused on him. Reporters converged on the Temple City home of Satoshi Nakamoto after a Newsweek story claimed he was the creator of the controversial currency.  Neighbors said they were surprised at the attention surrounding Nakamoto. "I don't see him too often," said Stanley Huang, 28, who lives across the street. The one time they interacted, he said, was when Huang parked his car in front of Nakamoto's house and Nakamoto came out to ask him to move it. Neighbor Evelyn Koskie told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune:  “I just found out about it on the Internet.
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April 22, 2014 | By Andrea Chang
For a guy who said he was sick of all the media attention, Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto sure does seem to like his 15 minutes of fame. On Tuesday, the Temple City man who last month found himself in the midst of a media frenzy after Newsweek called him the creator of bitcoin, appeared in a YouTube video to thank his supporters. "Good afternoon, bitcoin community," Nakamoto, holding up a hard copy of the Newsweek cover story, says in the three-minute video. "Thank you very much for your support throughout this ordeal that I'm still fighting.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies say that a Newsweek reporter's story exposing what the magazine claims is the founder of Bitcoin did quote them and the man featured in the article accurately, a spokesman said. The San Gabriel Valley suburb of Temple City  was inundated by reporters Thursday after Newsweek alleged resident Dorian Nakamoto was really "Satoshi Nakamoto," the man behind the virtual currency. In the Newsweek article he is quoted as telling the reporter "I'm no longer involved in that and I cannot discuss it" while deputies are present.
BUSINESS
March 17, 2014 | By Andrea Chang
Newsweek's blockbuster claim that it had found the creator of the bitcoin virtual currency is coming under intense scrutiny after a strongly worded denial by a Temple City man whom the newsmagazine dubbed "the face behind bitcoin. " Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto has hired a law firm and issued a statement late Sunday saying he wanted to "clear my name. " When the story was published in early March, Nakamoto, 64, found himself at the center of a media circus as well as a raging online debate about whether he was the programmer who invented the currency that has become a multibillion-dollar global phenomenon.
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March 6, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien
The mythical bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto may not be a myth after all. He may in fact be a rumpled 64-year-old man named Satoshi Nakamoto who is living quietly in the San Gabriel Valley.  A Newsweek magazine reporter  says she followed a trail that led her to a Satoshi Nakamoto in Temple City. When the reporter went to Nakamoto's home unannounced, he apparently called the Temple City police, who stood watch as a short interview was conducted: "Now face to face, with two police officers as witnesses, Nakamoto's responses to my questions about bitcoin were careful but revealing," according to the Newsweek article.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Authorities in Temple City are trying to keep the peace Thursday  amid the media frenzy over the purported creator of Bitcoin. Reporters have swarmed the Temple City home of Satoshi Nakamoto after a Newsweek story claimed he was the creator of the controversial currency.  Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said they have been sending a car to his home every few hours to make sure there are no problems. LIVE UPDATES: The chase for an alleged bitcoin founder No incidents have been reported to authorities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2014 | By Frank Shyong
After Newsweek outed  Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto of  Temple City as the alleged creator of virtual currency bitcoin, details of his past have come under intense scrutiny. So add this to the list: Nakamoto is a skilled, passionate model train builder. Fred Hill, the owner of Original Whistle Stop in Pasadena, said Nakamoto has been a regular since Hill bought the business in 1976. Nakamoto, a skilled machinist who builds all of his train layouts from scratch, is highly sociable and "a lot of fun," Hill said.
BUSINESS
March 6, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Newsweek grabbed the top tech headline Thursday by claiming to have located the founder of Bitcoin, who appears to be living in the San Gabriel Valley under the name many had believed to be just a pseudonym. The magazine unveiled the Bitcoin founder, Satoshi Nakamoto, with an extensive cover story titled " The Face Behind Bitcoin . " According to the article, the Bitcoin founder really is named Satoshi Nakamoto and he is a 64-year-old Japanese American. The magazine tweeted the story early Thursday.
BUSINESS
April 12, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
The Winklevii are back, and this time they're not talking about Facebook. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss -- the Harvard twins who have argued for years that Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea for Facebook from them -- this week told the New York Times that they had massive holdings , at one point valued at $11 million, in virtual currency Bitcoin. The public backing by two widely recognized players in the tech world, combined with Bitcoin's soaring -- and now crashing -- value, has forced the secretive digital money into the spotlight.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2014 | By Michael Hiltzik
The libertarian streak among bitcoin fanciers will be hard to kill, but at the moment it's certainly crippled. That's because bitcoin's onetime market leader, the Mt. Gox exchange, today filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan. Of course it's not just Mt. Gox that gets protected under bankruptcy laws--the Japanese provision under which Mt. Gox filed is similar to Chapter 11 in the U.S.--but the firm's creditors, including customers. Since the exchange firm says 750,000 of customers' bitcoins may be be missing, that's not trivial.
BUSINESS
March 7, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien
A cryptic post on a forum that appears to be from the account used by the real bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto said Newsweek has the wrong guy . "I am not Dorian Nakamoto," the post says .  The comment is on the P2P Foundation website where Nakamoto used to post about his idea for bitcoin and discussed its development. It's at the bottom of a post Nakamoto made in February 2009 called: "Bitcoin open source implementation of P2P currency. "  STORY: Will the real creator of bitcoin please stand up?
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March 7, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
After Newsweek published a report alleging he is the founder of bitcoin, 64-year-old Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto spoke with the Associated Press to deny his involvement with the cryptocurrency. The AP uploaded footage of the interview to YouTube on Thursday evening. In the video, Nakamoto said he was an engineer, as stated in the Newsweek piece, but he didn't create bitcoin. Nakamoto said he wants to clear his name. VIDEO: How Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto chose which reporter to speak to [Video]
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies say that a Newsweek reporter's story exposing what the magazine claims is the founder of Bitcoin did quote them and the man featured in the article accurately, a spokesman said. The San Gabriel Valley suburb of Temple City  was inundated by reporters Thursday after Newsweek alleged resident Dorian Nakamoto was really "Satoshi Nakamoto," the man behind the virtual currency. In the Newsweek article he is quoted as telling the reporter "I'm no longer involved in that and I cannot discuss it" while deputies are present.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2014 | By Frank Shyong
After Newsweek outed  Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto of  Temple City as the alleged creator of virtual currency bitcoin, details of his past have come under intense scrutiny. So add this to the list: Nakamoto is a skilled, passionate model train builder. Fred Hill, the owner of Original Whistle Stop in Pasadena, said Nakamoto has been a regular since Hill bought the business in 1976. Nakamoto, a skilled machinist who builds all of his train layouts from scratch, is highly sociable and "a lot of fun," Hill said.
BUSINESS
March 7, 2014 | By Michael Hiltzik
Bitcoin fanciers should count themselves lucky that the entire world press has become obsessed with the cabaret over whether a 64-year-old Temple City software engineer is the Satoshi Nakamoto, the fabled mysterious/pseudonymous inventor/inventors of bitcoins.  That's because the pursuit of the corporeal Mr. Nakamoto has distracted everyone's attention from the real problems with bitcoins, which erupted last month with the collapse of...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2014 | By A Times Staff Writer
Neighbors of the man who a magazine claimed is the creator of Bitcoin said they were surprised by the attention focused on him. Reporters converged on the Temple City home of Satoshi Nakamoto after a Newsweek story claimed he was the creator of the controversial currency.  Neighbors said they were surprised at the attention surrounding Nakamoto. "I don't see him too often," said Stanley Huang, 28, who lives across the street. The one time they interacted, he said, was when Huang parked his car in front of Nakamoto's house and Nakamoto came out to ask him to move it. Neighbor Evelyn Koskie told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune:  “I just found out about it on the Internet.
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November 29, 2013 | By Becca Clemons
WASHINGTON - On the website for Jim Fulner's U.S. Senate campaign, 34 letters and numbers appear in a string above the "Donate Now!" button. They are the code for his campaign's bitcoin wallet, where holders of the so-called digital currency can send it to the Libertarian from Michigan - without a bank acting as an intermediary. "It's an exciting new technology," said Jeff Wood, the campaign treasurer and a self-described early adopter of bitcoin. But as with any budding technology, federal agencies must examine how its use fits in with the law, including rules for campaign donations.
BUSINESS
March 7, 2014 | By Michael Hiltzik
Bitcoin fanciers should count themselves lucky that the entire world press has become obsessed with the cabaret over whether a 64-year-old Temple City software engineer is the Satoshi Nakamoto, the fabled mysterious/pseudonymous inventor/inventors of bitcoins.  That's because the pursuit of the corporeal Mr. Nakamoto has distracted everyone's attention from the real problems with bitcoins, which erupted last month with the collapse of...
BUSINESS
March 7, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien
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. Andreas M. Antonopoulos , a serial entrepreneur and the chief security officer of Blockchain, has launched a campaign to raise money for Dorian Nakamoto. In a post on Reddit , Antonopoulos wrote:  "If this person is not Satoshi, then these funds will serve as a 'sorry for what happened to you,' help with medical bills his family is facing, any legal bills they may incur, or anything else.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Authorities in Temple City are trying to keep the peace Thursday  amid the media frenzy over the purported creator of Bitcoin. Reporters have swarmed the Temple City home of Satoshi Nakamoto after a Newsweek story claimed he was the creator of the controversial currency.  Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said they have been sending a car to his home every few hours to make sure there are no problems. LIVE UPDATES: The chase for an alleged bitcoin founder No incidents have been reported to authorities.
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