According to Newsweek, the enigmatic founder of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, has been tracked down. Apparently, he lives in a modest home, located in California, United States.
Despite being the alleged creator of a digital currency that has attracted the attention of United States Senate and federals bodies like the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Reserve, the Securities and Exchange Commission, just to highlight a few; the man behind Bitcoin remains in secrecy, like his online persona.
Newsweek reporter, Leah McGrath Goodman, spoke to the creator’s family members who described him as very intelligent, and good in mathematics; however, his life is shrouded in secrecy, partly due to his career choices, and also his taciturn personality. When the Newsweek reporter visited him on his residence, Satoshi Nakamoto responded by calling the police, and only in the presence of two law enforcement officers, he then carefully answered some questions posed by the reporter.
"I am no longer involved in that and I cannot discuss it," he says, dismissing all further queries with a swat of his left hand. "It's been turned over to other people. They are in charge of it now. I no longer have any connection."
The report also speculated that he is sitting on an amassed fortune of about US$400 million, in the very digital currency, which he has created. However, cashing out on his windfall would entail revealing his true identity.