Satoshi Nakamoto, Newsweek: Did you invent bitcoin? Take our simple quiz to find out.
Did You Invent Bitcoin? Take Our Simple Quiz to Find Out.
Dubious and far-fetched ideas.
March 7 2014 4:59 PM

Did You Invent Bitcoin?

Take our simple quiz to find out whether you are the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto.

Dorian Nakamoto, widely believed to be Bitcoin currency founder, is surrounded by reporters as he leaves his home in Temple City, California March 6, 2014.
Dorian Nakamoto, believed by some to be bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto, is surrounded by reporters as he leaves his home in Temple City, Calif., on March 6, 2014.

Photo by David McNew/Reuters

Newsweek reintroduced itself to the world this week with a fascinating and meticulously researched cover story that definitively proves that the mysterious creator of bitcoin is in fact … well, might be … er, at least has several things in common with a 64-year-old Los Angeles-area man whose birth name was Satoshi Nakamoto. But is that Satoshi Nakamoto the Satoshi Nakamoto? Or does the real Satoshi Nakamoto still lurk among us, chortling to himself or herself or themselves as he/she/they post(s) laconic denials on obscure social networks?

We at Slate are determined to get to the bottom of this, but we need your help. Satoshi Nakamoto could be anyone, really. He/she/they might even be you. If you don’t mind, we’d like to ask you a few simple questions. We thank you in advance for your cooperation. This won’t take long. 

Chris Kirk is Slate’s interactives editor. Follow him on Twitter.

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