New Yorker Reporter May Have Uncovered Secretive Bitcoin Creator
from the in-the-clear dept
So Davis, the author of the New Yorker story, emails Clear.The other key point is that Clear points out a weakness in the Bitcoin code: encryption for wallets. When Planet Money's Jacob Goldstein asks another Bitcoin expert about what's new in Bitcoin, the guy points out that the latest version... has wallet encryption.
"I like to keep a low profile," Clear replies. "I'm curious to know how you found me."
Davis eventually cuts to the chase:
Finally, I asked, "Are you Satoshi?"
He laughed, but didn't respond. There was an awkward silence.
"If you like, I'd be happy to review the design for you," he offered instead. "I could let you know what I think."
"Sure," I said hesitantly. "Do you need me to send you a link to the code?"
"I think I can find it," he said.
In the end, Clear says he's not the guy — but his denial leaves the door open just a crack:
"I'm not Satoshi," Clear said. "But even if I was I wouldn't tell you."