Newsweek’s Latest Statement About Its Bitcoin Story Basically Says Nothing

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Newsweek on Monday responded to the latest denial issued by Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, the California man the magazine identified as the creator of Bitcoin. Actually, “responded” is a strong word.

“Newsweek has not received any statement or letter from either Mr. Nakamoto or his legal counsel,” Newsweek wrote in a statement published on its website, in a post written by the “Newsweek Staff.” “If and when we do, we will respond as necessary.”

In a widely published statement released through his lawyer on Monday, Nakamoto once again denied being the man Newsweek says he is.

“I did not create, invent or otherwise work on Bitcoin,” Nakamoto wrote. “I unconditionally deny the Newsweek report.”

Among other things, Nakamoto wrote that his “prospects for gainful employment has been harmed because of Newsweek’s article.”

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