Dorian Nakamoto is a Japanese-American physicist who some believe to be Satoshi Nakamoto.
Dorian Nakamoto is a Japanese-American physicist who has been pointed out in some publications as the possible “face behind bitcoin.” This belief began with Newsweek’s article, written by Leah McGrath Goodman, claiming that Dorian is the real Satoshi Nakamoto. According to Goodman, one of the most glaring points supporting this claim is Dorian’s birth name, which is coincidentally Satoshi Nakamoto.
According to his daughter, Nakamoto was fired from a job twice in the 1990s, which made him become a libertarian. He later encouraged his daughter to create her own company "not under the government's thumb."
Dorian was considered the likeliest candidate for being Bitcoin’s pseudonymous founder for his lack of denial when questioned about Bitcoin. Instead, Dorian answered “I am no longer involved in that and I cannot discuss it. It’s been turned over to other people. They are in charge of it now. I no longer have any connection.”
Dorian later denied all claims, stating that he had never heard of Bitcoin up until that point in his interview and that his answer to Goodman’s question was the result of a misinterpretation.
Interestingly, Dorian later claimed that he had misinterpreted Goodman’s question as being related to his work in the military, then, later on, said it was his work on Citibank that he thought Goodman was referring to. That same day, the real Satoshi’s P2P Foundation account made its first comment in five years, which read “I am not Dorian Nakamoto.”
To thicken the Satoshi plot, Dorian Nakamoto lived only a few blocks from prime Satoshi candidate Hal Finney in Temple City, CA.