Arthur Nakamoto, the brother of Dorian Nakamoto who was claimed by Newsweek as being the real “Satoshi Nakamoto”, appears to have made an emotional and impassioned appeal on reddit, blasting the media for invasive reporting and begging for all to let them live in peace. The post starts off by blasting Newsweek for their work, although at first without explicitly mentioning them. It then moves on to illustrating his and his families’ fears for their safety and “life threatening health concerns”. He accepts the likelihood of getting misquoted and feels it is worth putting out this post for their well-being:
“What I want to make clear is that I am pleading, no, begging for all to allow Dorian to live whatever life he has left to live it in dignity, peace and in private. To let him play with his trains and obsess over being treated to free lunches that he craves for some reason since his stroke.”
One of the top-rated responses came from andreasma (Andreas Antonopoulos). He sympathizes with Arthur, saying “Now I avoid journalists who I cannot trust to represent my words correctly. I research them before I talk to them.” He is currently fundraising for Dorian, saying in another post:
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“I have no idea if this person is Satoshi, though it seems increasingly unlikely. However, it doesn’t matter either way. If this person is Satoshi, then the funds are a small “thanks” and won’t make much of a difference. However, if this person is not Satoshi, then these funds will serve as a “sorry for what happened to you”, help with medical bills his family is facing, any legal bills they may incur, or anything else. Most of all, it serves to soften the damage caused by irresponsible journalism and to demonstrate the generosity and empathy of the community, which I know is huge.”
Most community users quite sympathetic in return, with one going as far to say that he hopes they will never find the real Satoshi Nakamoto.