Yesterday, Newsweek boldly announced that they had found the mystery man behind Bitcoin. The news, and realtime tracking of a man known as Satoshi Nakamoto, was being followed with such fervor I half-expected to see Nakamoto driving down an LA freeway in a white Ford Bronco. Today, we’re not so sure whether or not Newsweek really got their man. From the LA Times: Will the real creator of Bitcoin please stand up? If this story turns out to be wrong, the old Newsweek will roll over in its grave. (Mostly to make room for the new Newsweek.)

+ Felix Salmon: The Satoshi Paradox.

+ As Choire Sicha points out in The Awl, the Satoshi debate brings up a very interesting question: How Do We Know Who People Are?