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Bitcoin Pioneer Skeptical of the Latest Satoshi Nakamoto

  • Proported Bitcoin creater says real name is James Caan
  • Jeff Garzik says writing not similar to early communication
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Jeff Garzik used to exchange emails with Satoshi Nakamoto before the anonymous creator of Bitcoin disappeared years ago. He doubts Satoshi has resurfaced again.

When an internet posting Sunday claimed to come from Satoshi, and promised to reveal his or her true identity on Tuesday, Garzik read it. His verdict: “The writing style does not strike me as the same,” Garzik said in an interview.