Satoshi Nakamoto, long considered to be the pseudonym of the person or persons who created Bitcoin, is most likely the real name of the man who founded the cryptocurrency. Leah McGrath Goodman at Newsweek found Nakamoto, a 64-year-old model train-enthusiast, in his driveway after interviewing people who worked with him and his family.
Nakamoto, obviously, did not want to be found. And now Gavin Andresen, a lead bitcoin developer who talked to Goodman for the story, is saying he regrets that decision to cooperate.
I'm disappointed Newsweek decided to dox the Nakamoto family, and regret talking to Leah.— Gavin Andresen (@gavinandresen) March 6, 2014
He also suggests that Goodman may not have the whole story (although her piece is as close as anyone's gotten to revealing Bitcoin's shadowy beginnings):
RE: Satoshi: remember we are pattern-seeking, storytelling animals. http://t.co/C8o8pZTllf— Gavin Andresen (@gavinandresen) March 6, 2014
Andresen probably made these statements to avoid the ire of Bitcoin's many devotees, who are already losing it on Reddit. Since the main argument in favor of Bitcoin's use is its anonymity, they are naturally upset that the spirit of the project has violated against its founding father. Nakamoto, unsurprisingly, has remained silent.