back to article Elon Musk says he's not Satoshi Nakamoto and is pretty rubbish at Bitcoin

In fact he's kinda rubbish at cryptocurrency altogether Tesla, SpaceX, OpenAI and Boring Company boss Elon Musk has denied inventing the blockchain and bitcoin, or being Satoshi Nakamoto. Musk felt the need to do so after a Medium post by a former SpaceX staffer theorised that Musk's fondness for C++, known skill with …

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I'm not Satoshi Nakamoto

And neither is my wife

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Re: I'm not Satoshi Nakamoto

I am not, and have never been, Satoshi Nakamoto. But for 50 btc I'd be very happy wearing the kimono...

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I'm

Spartacus... Eh, oh wait!

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Definitely not himself

"Musk joins a growing list of people who have turned out not to be Satoshi Nakamoto, among them Australian chap Craig Wright, compute scientist Satoshi Nakamoto"

I'm pretty sure that Satoshi Nakamoto the compute scientist actually is Satoshi Nakamoto and his birth certificate would likely agree. He may not be the inventor of Bitcoin but that certainly is his name.

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I am ...

Checks list of Aliases used...

Jim Di Griz

Dionysus

Tawny Madison

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Nope, no Satoshi Nakamoto here either.

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Re: I am ...

Sebastian Tombs?

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Re: I am ...

Oengus - or should I say "Slippery Jim" ... thumbs up for the Harry Harrison reference.

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Gawd/ess.

The dude will say/do anything to get press, won't he?

And of course, the press laps it up ...

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Re: Gawd/ess.

Er, no. Someone accused Musk of something. Musk denied it. End of.

If you want to blame anyone, blame the press for making a story out of nothing.

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Re: Gawd/ess.

Most people would have ignored it as laughable. Musk made hay.

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Ok, ok, fine

I admit it. It's me.

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Re: Ok, ok, fine

Thumbs up for having the gall to register just for this story :)

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Nakamoto-san ... we need to talk ....

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The clue is in the word 'elusive'

I think that if Elon Musk had invented Bitcoin, he'd have mentioned it before now.

Mr Musk is many things, elusive is not any of them...

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Re: The clue is in the word 'elusive'

So it must be only a matter of time before some other modest, elusive fellow reveals himself to have invented them.

Then we'll appreciate how bitcoins are smart, he is smart and PROBABLY the smartest person you know. Bitcoins are going to be yuge. All other currencies are failing and over-rated.

If only there were any clues to who that might be.

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Re: The clue is in the word 'elusive'

Yes - and it would be called something like "Elonium" instead of "Bitcoin".

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Re: The clue is in the word 'elusive'

If only there were any clues to who that might be.

Well, if STOS reruns taught me anything, it's that Russians invented everything! (Right, Chekov?)

So obviously Putin is the real Satoshi Nakamoto. ☺

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Must be Al Gore.

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Must be Al Gore.

Al Gore would definitely have made hay out of this.

Or Excelsior at least.

Excelsior!

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Re: Must be Al Gore.

Wasn't that Stan Lee's catchphrase, not Al Gore's?

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Re: Must be Al Gore.

Wasn't that Stan Lee's catchphrase, not Al Gore's?

Wasn't Longfellow the one that made it famous?

(And Bullwinkle that made it popular?) ☺

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Joke

For Tax Purposes...

I also am not Satoshi Nakamoto.

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I am not ...

I am not a number, I am not Satoshi Nakamoto, and these days,I have doubts about whether I am a free man.

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El Reg staff

but our plans to hack society remain secret for now for reasons we cannot divulge.

Yes, it's embarrassing when your secret villainous volcanic lair suddenly goes public and starts spitting LIQUID HOT MAGMA, isn't it?

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haven't had time to fit the lasers on the sharks yet?

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Re: El Reg staff

You all thought that PARIS was just an attempt to get some PR with a world record attempt. Little did you all know that it's actually part of elReg's devious plan to destroy all print media by converting all newspapers and magazines into drones! (Evil drones of course, ones that will do their sinister bidding)

Mwahahahahha!

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Re: El Reg staff

You all thought that PARIS was just an attempt to get some PR with a world record attempt.

You all thought that PARIS was just an attempt to get some PR with a world record SUCCESS.

BTW, when are we going to get moving, we need to reclaim the record ... we will not let a bunch of Yank cadets [I mean USian cousins, in my case, literally] keep it ... come on, lets do it!

Icon: Paris, because we need to reclaim PARIS! Come on, we need to a least try, in Lester Haines' name!

PLEASE DON'T UPVOTE, IF YOU AGREE DOWNVOTE, PLEASE!

If you disagree, I don't know, reply ;-)

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I am saddened to see a mere 4 downvotes, 2 weeks later, almost ... :-(

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Re: El Reg staff

So am I,

But at least no-one replied.....

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I thought Donald Trump invented Bitcoin?

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Nope. He just grabbed it by its pssy.

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So as we deny being Satoshi Nakamoto, then anyone doesn't deny is him by default. It wasn't me unless it's pub o'clock and I need to generate some cash for the pub bill.

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To quote the Orville Richard Burrell, CD ....

It wasnt me!

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