Skip to comments.Man called Bitcoin's father denies ties, leads LA car chase
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.
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If only we had this much fervor against politicians.
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.
LOL, paparazzi on the move.
Governments have given out the marching orders to have the fourth arm take out this threat to their fiat currency.
Those kinds of investigations take patience, planning and brains. Three things you don’t find in the legacy media.
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?
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.
Yes. That is/was Mt Gox, leader in Bitcoin promotion and exchange. It’s CEO killed herself yesterday.
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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“that make you go hmmmm.”
I go, $$$$$$$$$$$!!! ;)
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.
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.
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...
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...