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Man called Bitcoin's father denies ties, leads LA car chase
Reuters.com ^ | 3/6/2014 | Aron Ranen and Brandon Lowrey

Posted on 03/06/2014 7:29:24 PM PST by Mad Dawgg

(Reuters) - A Japanese American man thought to be the reclusive multi-millionaire father of Bitcoin emerged from a modest Southern California home and denied involvement with the digital currency before leading reporters on a freeway car chase to the local headquarters of the Associated Press.

Satoshi Nakamoto, a name known to legions of bitcoin traders, practitioners and boosters around the world, appeared to lose his anonymity on Thursday after Newsweek published a story that said he lived in Temple City, California, just east of Los Angeles.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Business/Economy; Front Page News; Japan
KEYWORDS: australia; bitcoin; craigwright; japan; nakamoto; satoshi; satoshinakamoto; tulipbulbs
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Things that make you go hmmmm.
1 posted on 03/06/2014 7:29:24 PM PST by Mad Dawgg
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To: Mad Dawgg

If only we had this much fervor against politicians.


2 posted on 03/06/2014 7:31:36 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Apparently there was a trading center in Japan that just went bust and “lost” some $450 million of the customers’ bitcoins in the process. They say it was hacked, but others are calling it embezzlement.


3 posted on 03/06/2014 7:31:36 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us three choices: Defeat them utterly, die, or surrender to a life of slavery.)
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To: samadams2000
I am guessing he wants to stay hidden so he doesn't accidentally commit suicide...
4 posted on 03/06/2014 7:34:01 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg
I have this great, fantastic new electronic currency I am currently selling, called SkyPilotCoin It started trading at only 2 cents, but is now at over $278 each. I take credit or debit of course.
5 posted on 03/06/2014 7:37:22 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin; nascarnation; TsonicTsunami08; SgtHooper; Ghost of SVR4; Lee N. Field; DTA; ...

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6 posted on 03/06/2014 7:40:08 PM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

LOL, paparazzi on the move.


7 posted on 03/06/2014 7:42:30 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Governments have given out the marching orders to have the fourth arm take out this threat to their fiat currency.


8 posted on 03/06/2014 7:52:49 PM PST by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: samadams2000

Those kinds of investigations take patience, planning and brains. Three things you don’t find in the legacy media.


9 posted on 03/06/2014 7:58:05 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Mad Dawgg

So, reporters get to harass and intimidate someone to the point that he flees, and they chase. And they get to report it in a misleading way to imply (in the headline) that he is running from police, rather than aggressive reporters? Who the he!! Do they think they are?


10 posted on 03/06/2014 8:17:38 PM PST by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: Mad Dawgg

As developer of CatnipManCoin, I solemnly promise to never lead any media outfit on a car chase should they attempt to seek me out. Period.


11 posted on 03/06/2014 8:23:54 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Carry_Okie

Yes. That is/was Mt Gox, leader in Bitcoin promotion and exchange. It’s CEO killed herself yesterday.


12 posted on 03/06/2014 8:26:54 PM PST by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: ctdonath2

Think of how many shady folks want their money...and how many gov. want this over with.....this guy is in worse position than mr. zim.

NOONE gets to do any e-money till china gets her share of levered out e-money on their currency...NOONE.

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13 posted on 03/06/2014 8:45:05 PM PST by Therapsid
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To: Mad Dawgg

“that make you go hmmmm.”
I go, $$$$$$$$$$$!!! ;)


14 posted on 03/06/2014 8:49:02 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: ctdonath2

The woman that died was CEO of First Meta, which was involved in the Second Life online cjurrency. They recently started doing Bitcoin exchanges. They are not associated with MtGox at all.


16 posted on 03/06/2014 9:28:10 PM PST by Database
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To: SkyPilot

Your version makes as much sense to me as Bitcoin. I wrote in another thread some time back that Bitcoin sounded a lot like Beanie Babies and Cabbage Patch Dolls and received a few posts letting me more I was not smart enough to understand Bitcoin. I agree with that assessment but would like to mention that I am smart enough to recognize a scam when I see one.


17 posted on 03/07/2014 1:14:09 AM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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was Mt Gox, leader in Bitcoin promotion and exchange. It’s CEO killed herself

That is so freaking spurious! No such thing happened. You're confusing Mt Gox with another company named FirstMeta. The MSM recently tried to link the MtGox debacle to the recent death of Autumn Rathke, the CEO of FirstMeta. FirstMeta is a completely different company! The linkage proffered in the news is founded in that FirstMeta at one time accepted bitcoin along with other currencies in exchange for digital goods...The original business of MtGox was very similar to FirstMeta.

It only took 30 seconds to figure this out...

18 posted on 03/07/2014 2:30:07 AM PST by no-s (when democracy is displaced by tyranny, the armed citizen still gets to vote)
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To: Carry_Okie
that just went bust and “lost” some $450 million of the customers’ bitcoins in the process.

Amusingly it was originally founded to provide an out-of-game exchange for "property" in multiplayer online games...Seems people wanted to buy game artifacts like magic swords and such so as to avoid wasting the time playing as a newbie in the game...

19 posted on 03/07/2014 2:35:50 AM PST by no-s (when democracy is displaced by tyranny, the armed citizen still gets to vote)
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To: ctdonath2
Yes. That is/was Mt Gox, leader in Bitcoin promotion and exchange. It’s CEO killed herself yesterday.

False

Mt Gox IS busted. It is not related to the suicide yesterday
20 posted on 03/07/2014 2:49:28 AM PST by AK_47_7.62x39 (N)
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