Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Reddit Reeling From Brutal Dox Of Alleged Bitcoin Founder Satoshi Nakamoto

LOL can't stop LOLing oh god asdflkjasdfjWith Leah McGrath Goodman's identification of the founder of Bitcoin at Newsweek (not really a slam-dunk case? But, I'll take it, for now?), the greater Bitcoin-Internet is aghast. How dare this magazine expose this person? Not only are the comments on the piece itself entirely about how outrageous the reveal is, certainly Reddit is AFLAME.

"This is unbelievable. How can we, as a community, protect Satoshi? It's on us. He gave us this gift. What can we do for him? I'm thinking bounties on the heads of any criminal that touches Satoshi? Is that too rash?"

"This is scary as hell. This thing makes me so angry for some reason."

"Leah McGrath Goodman, you are a BITCH!"

"This article is horribly written and seems fake."

MEANWHILE. Here's the tackiest thing I've ever seen from a news publication.

It's every dog for himself on the Internet. I guess the Bitcoiners were right, economies really are a race to the bottom of human behavior!

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mims (#262,721)

oh come on

@mims haha good morning! :)

jolie (#16)

Ugh I'm so mad that I'm reading about bitcoins for the first time, after holding out for so long. Choire, this blood is on your hands.

would be willing to bet the tone of reddit would be different if a man's name was on that piece.

@antarctica starts here also strike that "oral history of bitcoins by reddit" piece while the iron's hot

KarenUhOh (#19)

Mmm. I'm learning new stuff all the time. . .not the Bitcoin business (I'll stick with Free Parking, houses and hotels)…but the vocab: "dox," "K-hole," and the sociology of the Internet that the Awl so deeply mines, like little virtual tokens symbolic of ephemeral value.

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

"FBI, drug cartels and private armies are coming.
- Fuck, I'll see what I can do."

Hey, Reddit, while you are at it, could you please see what you can do about that Russian invasion of Crimea?

stuffisthings (#1,352)

BREAKING: "Choire Sicha" is actually New York City resident Choire Sicha. DOXXED

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

@stuffisthings That's terrible. I'm going over there to see what I can do.

MattP (#475)

@stuffisthings You are a BITCH!

whizz_dumb (#10,650)

@MattP I feel exposed, could really go for a plastic surgery right about now.

stuffisthings (#1,352)

@whizz_dumb I think you're safe for now, I called every Mr. Dumb in the city none of them could explain what an Awl is for.

boxes (#75,654)

My favorite part of the whole story was that Satoshi Nakamoto was using the airtight alias of "Satoshi Nakamoto".

@boxes: And it worked for years!

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