BitCoin LogoYesterday’s story from Newsweek about the alleged inventor of BitCoin has exploded after Satoshi Nakamoto gave an interview to the Associated Press denying any connection at all to the digital currency.

The story has already been bizarre and confusing. The BitCoin inventor was always a mysterious figure that had been built into internet legend. But Newsweek claimed to have tracked him down after an intensive investigation by Leah McGrath Goodman.

After the story was published, it all hit the fan. Nakamoto emerged from his home that was surrounded by reporters, saying that he wanted a free lunch and would only speak to one reporter while he got it. That reporter was from the AP, who bought him sushi as they discussed the story.

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