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 …

  1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

    I'm not Satoshi Nakamoto

    And neither is my wife

    1. MyffyW Silver badge

      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...

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I'm

    Spartacus... Eh, oh wait!

  3. Phil W

    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.

  4. Oengus Silver badge
    Coat

    I am ...

    Checks list of Aliases used...

    Jim Di Griz

    Dionysus

    Tawny Madison

    .

    .

    .

    Nope, no Satoshi Nakamoto here either.

    1. Christoph Silver badge

      Re: I am ...

      Sebastian Tombs?

    2. MyffyW Silver badge

      Re: I am ...

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

  5. jake Silver badge

    Gawd/ess.

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

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

    1. A Non e-mouse Silver badge

      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.

      1. jake Silver badge

        Re: Gawd/ess.

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

  6. Satoshi Nakamoto

    Ok, ok, fine

    I admit it. It's me.

    1. Alister Silver badge
      Thumb Up

      Re: Ok, ok, fine

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

    2. The Real Satoshi Nakamoto

      Re: Ok, ok, fine

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

  7. Nik 2
    Megaphone

    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...

    1. Just Enough

      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.

      1. Captain DaFt

        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. ☺

    2. JohnG Silver badge

      Re: The clue is in the word 'elusive'

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

  8. rotmos

    Must be Al Gore.

    1. hplasm Silver badge
      Happy

      Must be Al Gore.

      Al Gore would definitely have made hay out of this.

      Or Excelsior at least.

      Excelsior!

      1. phuzz Silver badge

        Re: Must be Al Gore.

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

        1. Captain DaFt

          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?) ☺

  9. TechnicalBen Silver badge
    Joke

    For Tax Purposes...

    I also am not Satoshi Nakamoto.

  10. Steve the Cynic Silver badge

    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.

  11. Alister Silver badge

    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?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: El Reg staff

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

    2. phuzz Silver badge
      Paris Hilton

      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!

      1. Hans 1 Silver badge
        Paris Hilton

        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 ;-)

        1. Hans 1 Silver badge
          Unhappy

          Re: El Reg staff

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

          1. soulrideruk Bronze badge

            Re: El Reg staff

            So am I,

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

  12. x 7 Silver badge

    I thought Donald Trump invented Bitcoin?

    1. FF22

      Nope. He just grabbed it by its pssy.

  13. Mark 85 Silver badge
    Pint

    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.

  14. M man

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

    It wasnt me!

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