A man named as being the enigmatic creator of Bitcoin has denied having a role in the virtual unit, telling reporters he was "not involved." In an exclusive report, Newsweek identified a 64-year-old Japanese-American physicist as being the mysterious person known as "Satoshi Nakamoto" behind the Bitcoin revolution. However the man, who told the Associated Press (AP) his name is Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto, told reporters outside his modest two-story house in suburban Los Angeles: "I'm not involved in Bitcoin." Nakamoto, who was pursued by a media pack as he drove off for an interview at the AP's offices, told the agency that the first time he heard of Bitcoin was when his son told him he had been contacted by a Newsweek reporter three weeks ago.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin had 20 points and 11 rebounds during three thunderous quarters by the Los Angeles Clippers, who routed the Lakers again 142-94 Thursday night to extend their winning streak to a season-best six games.
China's first-ever default on a domestic corporate bond on Friday has sparked legal action by investors owed interest payments from a solar company, their lawyer said. Shanghai-based Chaori Solar Energy Science & Technology Co. said Tuesday it was unable to make full bond interest payments of 89.8 million yuan ($14.7 million). Chaori's board secretary, Liu Telong, confirmed Friday that the company was in default, Dow Jones Newswires reported. The development is being widely described as China's first ever corporate bond default, but analysts say that it could benefit the market in the long term by raising awareness of risk and making investors more selective.