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Dorian S. Nakamoto retains attorney to deny Bitcoin involvment

Dorian S. Nakamoto has retained an attorney, Ethan Kirschner, and has issued a statement this morning, according to Reuter’s Felix Salmon, which is published on the Business Insider today.

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In the following released email by the L.A. attorney Kirschner it confirms counsel and rejection of the Newsweek cover story in early March:

‘This firm has been retained by Dorian S. Nakamoto, the subject of the recent Newsweek cover story on Bitcoin,’ said in an email statement, ‘He has issued the attached prepared statement. No further comment will be made by Mr. Nakamoto or the firm.’

In the statement, which appeared on Twitter from Salmon to the Newsweek reporter and to the Newsweek editor, the release is very clear in its words and intention:

‘I did not create, invent or otherwise work on Bitcoin. I unconditionally deny the Newsweek report,’ states Dorian S. Nakamoto.

He continues to declare that he had never heard of Bitcoin until his son told him that a call came from a Newsweek reporter for a story concerning him as the creator of Bitcoin.

In his statement he explains that he spoke with the reporter from the Associate Press amongst the swarm of reporters outside his door. The statement continues that he told the AP reporter that he was not familiar with ‘bitcoin.’

According to the statement released by his attorney, Nakamoto says that he has never worked in cryptology or in any peer-to-peer or alternative currencies. He continues in his detail account that he has been unemployed, due to financial needs; he has discontinued in 2013 his internet service and is recovering from prostate surgery.

The Newsweek story which was based upon interviews with some of his family members led the reporter to the conclusion that 64 year-old Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto is in fact the creator of Bitcoin. Since there were gaps in his personal history over the past decade, it fit into the time sequence of 2009 when Bitcoin was released to the world.

The statement release was dated today on the March 17 and notes that he will make no further comments as the intrusion into his life has been of great stress to him, his 93 year-old mother and his family. He thanked people around the world who offered him support. The final statement from him on the subject is in the closing sentence of the attorney released document:

‘I offer my sincerest thanks to those people in the United States and around the world who have offered me their support. I have retained legal counsel. This will be our last public statement on this matter. I ask that you now respect our privacy.’

The statement was signed under the name Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto.

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