The identity of "Satoshi Nakamoto," the elusive creator of the digital currency Bitcoin, appears to have been discovered. The 64-year old Japanese native is described as secretive and moody by his family. Unlike the libertarian hero of the myth that has grown up around him, the real Satoshi seems distinctly old guard. He has a background in corporate and military projects, some of it apparently classified. This comes from CNBC.
Satoshi Nakamoto, the developer credited with inventing the open-source software that eventually became bitcoin, is—and isn't—who everyone thought he was.
The intellectual force behind the virtual currency is alive, well and living a reclusive life in California, according to a report in Newsweek.
Yet contrary to media reports that Nakamoto was a pseudonym for a 20-something wunderkind, the real deal is actually a 64-year old son of a Buddhist priest who has not used his birth name in more than four decades, Newsweek said.
The Japanese native is described as moody and secretive by family and associates, and has a career steeped in work for corporations and the military.
Arthur Nakamoto, the bitcoin creator's brother, told Newsweek that the developer was a brilliant man who had worked "on classified stuff," yet used a vulgar term to describe his personality.