Where is Maury Povich when you need him?
In a lengthy new article, Newsweek outed a Southern California resident with evidence asserting he is the father of Bitcoin—but the Japanese native is steadfastly denying paternity.
In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Satoshi Nakamoto insisted he had never heard of Bitcoin until his son told him he had been contacted by a Newsweek reporter three weeks ago. According to AP, Nakamoto acknowledged that many of the details in Newsweek 's report are correct, but he strongly disputed the magazine's assertion that he is "the face behind Bitcoin."
The claim of mistaken identity triggered a media furor late Thursday, leading to a car chase as a clutch of reporters camped out in front of Nakamoto's house pursued him as he departed.