Leah McGrath Goodman Insults Bitcoin Community, Still Defends Her Article

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Leah McGrath Goodman Insults Bitcoin Community, Still Defends Her Article

Leah McGrath Goodman has no respect for the Bitcoin community.

Leah McGrath Goodman, The Newsweek reporter now infamous amongst the Bitcoin community for claiming to have discovered the creator of Bitcoin, is still staunchly defending her article. Dorian Nakamoto, whom Goodman believes is Satoshi Nakamoto, publicly stated that Newsweek misrepresented him, and that he “never was involved” in Bitcoin. Furthermore, the real Satoshi denied being Dorian Nakamoto on the P2P Foundation forum. Despite so much evidence disproving her, Goodman still seems to believe that she found Bitcoin’s creator, and just recently, Goodman defended herself by bashing the Bitcoin community.

Leah McGrath Goodman Insults Bitcoin Community

“I have learned this about the fanatical Bitcoiners: they will see this all in a different light once they reach puberty.”

In what could be seen as several juvenile insults, the Newsweek reporter dismisses the Bitcoin community as a bunch of “fanatical” kids who haven’t reached puberty. On a more disturbing note, it seems that Goodman has been receiving several death threats, leading her to “[brush] up on [her] shooting skills at night.” At the same time, this could just be a cruel irony for the reporter who seriously threatened the life of a quiet old man in California. Goodman has already been lambasted for invading Dorian Nakamoto’s privacy, or “doxing” him. Her article featured loads of personally identifiable information, including pictures of the man’s house, resulting in a flurry of media interest with reporters camping outside his home and chasing him by car. As such, maybe Goodman shouldn’t be surprised that reporters are digging into her own personal information.

With such a large community, even a small percentage of threats of violence could seem like a lot. However, that does not reflect the views of the community as a whole. And anyway, with so much negative PR and an article with little to no real evidence, it seems like Goodman should be more worried about her career than her life.

Headline image from IBTimes.

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5 Responses

  1. Superflapjack

    I’m very sorry that she has received threats but, It is a little ironic that she can’t stay at her home after basically telling the work were Dorian Nakamoto lives.

  2. Benny

    With a market cap of $8 billion, there must be some seriously wealthy children out there. The average BTC user is probably mid-twenties and above average IQ.

  3. Arthur X

    The reaction of Bitcoin community is very understandable considering they (as in corporate media, bankers and such) are trying to tamper with something that could potentially free us all from their constant butt f*****g of privacy rights. Trashing of the BC creators privacy would be a spit to all of our faces and they would like that so much.

  4. soilworker

    That is what I’m calling arrogance! What an ignorant piece of crap. She better stays in the mountains!

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