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Bitcoin Founder Still at Large

March 6, 2014, is a date that the Bitcoin community is not likely to forget anytime soon. On that date, an article ran in newly revived publication Newsweek that claimed to have outed the founder of Bitcoin, the mysterious figure known as Satoshi Nakamoto.

Throughout the day on March 6, my Twitter feed was littered with reports of various journalists chasing the alleged Nakamoto. Throughout the ordeal, in interview after interview, the man who Newsweek claims to be the inventor of Bitcoin repeatedly denied any involvement with it.

The alleged Satoshi Nakamoto found by Newsweek, legally goes by the name Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto and apparently is descended from Japanese Samurai. The only problem with the story about the alleged Bitcoin inventor is that it's not likely true.

Late in the day on March 6, the real Satoshi Nakamoto did in fact reveal himself, and it wasn't the man that reporters had been chasing all day.

Read the full story at eWEEK:
On the Hunt for Bitcoin Founder Satoshi Nakamoto

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.