The supposed Bitcoin inventor got a lawyer

Journalists wait in a parking lot for the expected emergence of 'Satoshi Nakamoto' from the offices of the Associated Press in Los Angeles, California on March 6, 2014. 

Today we close the loop on a story that was big, big news a week or so ago: The true identity of the person who invented Bitcoin.

We told you about the media chasing a man named Satoshi Nakamoto through L.A., until he wound up at the Associated Press bureau in town (which, as it happens, is right next door to Marketplace Global Headquarters.)

Anyway, this morning Nakamoto denied he's the guy, said he's hired a lawyer, and that he's not gonna talk about it anymore.

So now we'll never know.

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