The supposed Bitcoin inventor got a lawyer

Kai Ryssdal Mar 17, 2014
HTML EMBED:
COPY

The supposed Bitcoin inventor got a lawyer

Kai Ryssdal Mar 17, 2014
HTML EMBED:
COPY

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.

We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.

Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.

In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.

Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.