Last month, Andreas Antonopoulos set up a Bitcoin donation fund for Dorian Nakamoto, whom the Newsweek claimed to be Bitcoin’s creator. The fund was setup as a way to help Dorian Nakamoto with possible legal fees and for all the trouble he has gotten from the Newsweek article.
Fundraiser came to an end with over 49 bitcoins ($23,840) collected, an increase from the 47 that was reported a month after the fundraiser started. As such, to fulfill his promise, Andreas Antonopoulos hand delivered the donations and posted a video clip on YouTube in which Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto thanks the Bitcoin community for their support.
Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto Grateful to the Bitcoin Community
In the description of the video clip, Antonopoulos writes that the only reason why he is present in the video is to show people that he has fulfilled his duty for the fundraiser. There are people who doubted that the money would go to Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, and this video is proof that the bitcoins were given to him by Andreas.
Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto said,
“I am not Satoshi Nakamoto as portrayed as the creator. My name is Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto and of course if I was the real creator, I would never use my real name.”
This is very logical, considering, that a person who went through such lengths to stay anonymous would never use his real name. Nakamoto explains,
“So from that point of view, I’m sure you guys would know, that Satoshi Nakamoto is not me. But Leah thinks so, and Newsweek said so, but it’s not true.”
He continues confirming that he’s received a Bitcoin account from Andreas. In grateful gesture, he also says,
“I want to hug you, this 2,000 of you, who donated. I’m very happy; each one gives me a tick in my heart. Thank you very much”
Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto to Be a Bitcoin User
Besides just being thankful to the Bitcoin community, Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto wants to give back to the community in any way that he can. He concludes his speech by saying,
“I would like to further state that I’ll be one of the Bitcoin user, Bitcoin community person who would contribute even if is a little part of this world, for the good of human kind as Andreas and many of you endeavor to make the world a little better for everybody, especially for old people.”
Nakamoto also said that he will continue to keep his Bitcoin account for many years and hopes that he can somehow give back to the community.
CoinReport salutes Andreas for his integrity.
Image via Andreas Antonopoulos