With 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.
Hitting the paywall on Newsweek's piece on true identity of bitcoin's creator? Free summary: http://t.co/mFdNz1Zive
— Christopher Mims (@mims) March 6, 2014
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!