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Bitcoin Pioneer Skeptical of the Latest Satoshi Nakamoto Claim

Aug. 19, 2019, 6:51 PM

Jeff Garzik used to exchange emails with Satoshi Nakamoto before the anonymous creator of Bitcoin disappeared years ago. He doubts Satoshi is about to resurface again.

When an internet posting Sunday, Aug. 18, claimed to come from Satoshi, and promised to reveal his or her true identity on Aug. 20, Garzik read it. His verdict: “The writing style does not strike me as the same,” Garzik said in an interview.

The post recounted a back story that led to the creation of Bitcoin. The installment is supposed to be the first in a three-part series that will culminate with Satoshi’s...

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